Section 39 Penalties
Have you been charged with Section 39? Know the Section 39 Penalties.
If a person is convicted of section 39, common assault whether by beating, or otherwise, the courts powers are wide.
The penalty imposed will depend upon the circumstances of the offence, the nature of any injury caused and the presence of any number of aggravating features. The court will also take account of whether there was any provocation by the complainant.
Where there is an assault where no injuries are caused, and there are no aggravating features then this can often result in a fine or a conditional discharge being imposed.
In the case of a common assault where there is no injury but one of the aggravating features (see below) are present then the court will consider the imposition of a community order. The court has the power to order that a person convicted of common assault in these circumstances performs a number of hours of unpaid work.
When convicted of a common assault, a defendant will very often fear the imposition of an immediate prison sentence. They will usually only be at risk of this if there is an injury and there are two or more aggravating features present.
Section 39 Defence
If you have been Charged with Section 39, Professional Defence Lawyers can help. We are a dedicated Common Assault Defence firm headed by Rob Bimpson and Tim Chapman. Both are Solicitors who have been qualified for over 25 years.
At court you will be represented by the by a Solicitor of the appropriate level of experience and knowledge in Section 39.
If you are being Charged with Section 39 contact us today on 0800 634 7022.
FREE Assault Defence Assessment
Fill out our free and confidential Assault Defence Assessment form to get started. Once we receive your assessment one of our experienced lawyers will be in touch to discuss your Section 39 case further.
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.