Charged with Section 39
If you have been Charged with Section 39, Professional Defence Lawyers can help. We are a dedicated Common Assault Defence firm of specialist Lawyers headed by Rob Bimpson and Tim Chapman. Both are Solicitors who have been qualified for over 25 years.
Common or Section 39 Assault
Common Assault or Section 39 Assault is an act of violence that causes minor injury which does not even have to be visible. It can also include the situation where a person is made ill through shock or depression or stress i.e. the injury can include a non-physical symptom. Sometimes the offence can be referred to as an offence of assault and battery.
Section 39 Sentencing
If a person is guilty of assault occasion in actual bodily harm the powers of the court are wide. The courts can impose a period of imprisonment, which in the Crown Court can be up to 5 years. Alternatively the courts will impose a fine, a community order or a suspended prison sentence.
The reality is that in the majority of assault cases a prison sentence is not imposed. This is especially the case if the defendant has no previous convictions, the offence was not premeditated and there are no aggravating features such as kicking an individual whilst they are on the ground.
Because the offence is serious and the consequences potentially so serious to the defendant, it is vital that high level, specialist defence lawyers represent the defendant charged in such circumstances.
Section 39 Defence
At Professional Defence Lawyers you will only be advised by a Solicitor with at least 25 years experience regarding Section 39 cases. At court you will be represented by the by a Solicitor or Barrister of the appropriate level of experience and knowledge.
If you are being Charged with Section 39 contact us today on 0800 634 7022.
Q: What will be the Cost?
At Professional Defence Lawyers we will tell you at the outset of your case exactly what our fixed fee will be for your case. Any fee agreed will be clearly advised and will include the cost of all aspects of your case including advice, preparation and representation at court
Q: What Areas do you Cover?
As specialist defence lawyers we cover the whole of England and Wales. We do not charge travelling expenses. The fee for dealing with your case will be the same wherever it is in the country.