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Threatening, Abusive or Insulting Words or Behaviour Solicitors in London

Specialist London Solicitors in Threatening, Abusive or Insulting Words or Behaviour cases

At MFI Law Limited we have the expertise in representing clients charged with threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour. Our London Solicitors are available to represent clients at London Police Stations, Magistrates' and Crown Courts throughout the country.

Threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour is set out within Section 4 of the Public Order Act 1986 which states:

  1. A person is guilty of an offence if he—
    1. uses towards another person threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or
    2. distributes or displays to another person any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting,
    with intent to cause that person to believe that immediate unlawful violence will be used against him or another by any person, or to provoke the immediate use of unlawful violence by that person or another, or whereby that person is likely to believe that such violence will be used or it is likely that such violence will be provoked.
  2. An offence under this section may be committed in a public or a private place, except that no offence is committed where the words or behaviour are used, or the writing, sign or other visible representation is distributed or displayed, by a person inside a dwelling and the other person is also inside that or another dwelling.

Sentencing guidelines for Threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour

Maximum Sentence: 6 months or a fine not exceeding level 5

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