The level of seriousness for an offence of assault will often depend on the extent of any injury inflicted.
- Common assault is the least serious of assault charges. A physical injury is not required for a charge of common assault. It can simply be putting someone in fear of immediate violence. Where physical contact is alleged the charge will be common assault by battery.
- Assault resulting in Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) is usually charged in circumstances where the injuries amount to bruising, cuts or bone fractures.
- GBH charges are likely where there has been serious bodily harm such as broken bones or an injury resulting in disfigurement.
If you face an assault charge you run the risk of receiving a criminal conviction and also a custodial sentence.
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If you face an assault charge you run the risk of receiving a custodial sentence and also a criminal conviction. It’s important to get expert legal advice from a Specialist Criminal Defence Lawyer as soon as possible. If you would like to know more or need our help please call us now on 020 8514 9000 to speak with one of our criminal lawyers.