Choose CAS Grievous Bodily Harm Solicitors UK for excellent Defence
CAS Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) Solicitors in UK have extensive expertise defending claims of all sorts of assault, from simple assault to more serious allegations of grievous bodily harm.
Assault accusations frequently arise from ordinary events such as bar fights, assaults between family and friends, and the most serious assaults involving gang violence and the use of weapons such as knives.
Assault charges frequently emerge in the context of a domestic relationship, and we understand the problems that can develop when complaints are made in these situations. Families are often torn apart by allegations, or the parties may seek to reconcile once the proceedings have begun. We will walk you through the procedure and provide you with help and legal advice along the way.
The Offences against the Person Act of 1861 defines assault offences. The Crown Court will deal with the more serious assault claims.
Assault – Unlawful Wounding/Grievous Bodily Harm (Section 20) (GBH)
Assault under Section 20 is defined as causing severe (or extremely serious) bodily harm or causing a wound. When a person unlawfully and deliberately hurts another person or inflicts grievous physical damage, this is an offence.
A wound is referred to as a breach in skin in legal terms. Still, a charge under this section reflects a serious wound, such as an injury that results in lifelong impairment, sensory loss, fractured bones, damages that result in significant blood loss, or major psychiatric harm.
It is an either-or offence, which means it can be prosecuted in either the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court; nevertheless, most cases are prosecuted in the Crown Court. The indictment carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and an unlimited fine.
Self-defence is the most prevalent defence to an assault charge. Based on their expert knowledge, our Grievous Bodily Harm Solicitors UK will be able to tell you whether a defence of self-defence is accessible to you. It’s also crucial to get a qualified lawyer right once who can negotiate with the prosecution regarding the charges you’re facing and whether the trial will contemplate a reduced charge.
Assault Guidelines for Sentencing
For violent offences, the Sentencing Council has sentencing guidelines. These consider the damage that was done and the offender’s responsibility. They also consider any aggravating circumstances of the crime and a defendant’s mitigation.
It can be difficult to understand the guidelines, but our lawyers will explain the categories and where your case might fit if you are guilty of an offence. You can call 02039300780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to consult a solicitor.