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Common Assault and Battery Solicitors in London

Specialist London Solicitors in Common Assault and Battery cases

At MFI Law Limited we have the expertise in representing clients charged with common assault and battery cases. Our London Solicitors are available to represent clients at London Police Stations, Magistrates' and Crown Courts throughout the country.

Common Assault Criminal Justice Act 1988 section 39 states:

Definition

An offence of Common Assault is committed when a person either assaults another person or commits a battery.

An assault is committed when a person intentionally or recklessly causes another to apprehend the immediate infliction of unlawful force.

A battery is committed when a person intentionally and recklessly applies unlawful force to another.

Common Assault or ABH

The only factors that distinguish Common Assault from Assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (contrary to section 47 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861) are the degree of injury.

Injury

Common Assault cases involve no injury or injuries which are not serious. In determining the seriousness of injury, relevant factors may include, for example, the fact that there has been significant medical intervention and/or permanent effects have resulted. But there may be other factors which are also relevant and these will need to be carefully considered when deciding whether or not the injuries are serious.

Sentencing Guidelines for Common Assault and Battery

Maximum Sentence: 6 months imprisonment

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