Serious Assault Charges
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Types of Serious Assault
Section 20 GBH
Where an assault has taken place which has caused a far more serious injury then a person will face a prosecution for wounding causing Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH).
There are two specific offences as follows:
- Wounding causing grievous bodily harm with the intent
- Wounding causing grievous bodily harm with no specific intent to cause grievous harm
These are more serious assaults where a more serious injury has been caused which will usually involve cuts and broken bones or other serious physical harm.
Serious Assault Sentencing
Serious Assault Charges are often at the more serious end of the scale and can only be dealt with at the Crown Court.
The sentencing powers in cases of this nature are far higher. With regard to grievous bodily harm (without intent) this is a charge that can be dealt with either at the Magistrate’s Court or the Crown Court depending upon the level of seriousness of the offence.
Serious Assault Defence
As with serious assault charges there can be a number of defences available.
These will nearly always relate to self defence where the injury caused to another person has been caused by the defendant but in the act of defending themselves. As well as whether or not the injuries were actually caused by the defendant, very often the main issue in the case is whether the defendant had used force which was reasonable.
If the court feels that the force was reasonable then a not guilty verdict may be expected. If on the other hand the court feels that the force used in self defence was excessive and the injuries caused not proportionate, then the court may find that a person has been guilty of causing GBH.
For the best defence experienced Assault Lawyers are essential.
Why choose our Assault Lawyers?
The Full Legal Team
Our Assault Lawyers have established a working relationship with some of the finest barristers in the country. Should any proceedings require representation by a barrister you can rest assured that only those barristers that we feel will give you the very best assistance will be incorporated into the legal team.
Our Assault Lawyers realise that it is our job to look after your best interests. We assure you that we will use our very best efforts on your behalf at all times.
These may be very anxious times. Although our experienced Assault Lawyers are specialised we also pride ourselves on being approachable. We realise that it is our job to provide our clients with as much support as possible throughout the course of the case and we make sure that we are readily contactable at such times as we may be required by our clients throughout the course of any case.
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