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Assault offences are covered by the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and the Criminal Justice Act 1988. They range in seriousness depending on the level of harm caused to the victim and the intention the individual had when inflicting that harm.

The most serious form of assault is a s.18 wounding or grievous bodily harm with intent and the least serious is a common assault where no physical contact needs to have taken place for the offence to be made out. Domestic assaults are usually treated differently. The courts take these offences seriously and can convicted an individual even if the victim does not want to press charges.

A prison sentence is a real possibility if you are found guilty of committing an assault.

Our specialist solicitors are experts in defending all types of assault charges and understand the huge impact a guilty verdict can have on your personal and work life. We will seek to provide you with a defence in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
We offer advice and representation on the following types of assaults:

  • Wounding or GBH with intent
  • Wounding or GBH
  • Assault occasioning ABH
  • Common Assault and Battery
  • Domestic Assault

Why use a solicitor?

  • A solicitor will represent you at court.
  • They will provide you with the best defence which you will not be able to provide on your own.
  • If you do not instruct a solicitor, you will be the only one in court without legal experience or knowledge.
  • You will jeopardise your case if you do not use a solicitor.

Why Watson Woodhouse?

  • Our specialist solicitors are experts in defending criminal allegations.
  • We have extensive knowledge on the defences available for assault offences
  • Your best interests will be our main priority.
  • We will provide you with realistic expectations on the likely outcome.

We are here to help

Contact our specialist criminal defence department if you have been accused of or charged with any assault offence.

Call us for a free and confidential consultation with a specialist solicitor today on 01642 247656 or on our 24/7 Emergency Helpline 01642 917175

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