Common Assault Solicitors

Have you been charged with Common Assault?

If you have been charged with Common Assault, 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 20 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.

Which Court?

Charges of Common Assault are dealt with in the Magistrate's Court. Cases of a less serious nature are generally dealt with before the Magistrate’s court.

Common Assault 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, experienced defence solicitors represent the defendant charged in such circumstances.

Common Assault Defence

At professional defence lawyers you will only be advised by a Solicitor with at least 20 years experience regarding Common Assault. At court you will be represented by the by a Solicitor or Barrister of the appropriate level of experience and knowledge.

FREE Common Assault Defence Assessment

Our Common Assault Solicitors can help with your Common Assault Defence so get in contact today or fill in our free Assault Defence Assessment form.

Fill in our free, confidential form and one of our solicitors will get back to you.

FAQ: What will be the Cost?

We understand that the cost of instructing a solicitor is something that can be a major concern. In order to prevent this worry 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. This means complete peace of mind for you when having us deal with your case.

Contact our Common Assault Solicitors

Our Common Assault Solicitors have significant experience and have been practicing in Common Assault cases for over 20 years now, so please don't hesitate to contact us free on 0800 634 7022 today.

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About Professional Defence Lawyers

Rob BimpsonProfessional Defence Lawyers is a dedicated defence firm of specialist Lawyers headed by Rob Bimpson and Tim Chapman. Both are Solicitors who have been qualified for over 20 years.

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