The word “assault” can cover anything from pushing someone in the street to attacking them with a weapon and causing serious injury. An assault is any unlawful use of physical force. While this could include any number of times when physical contact is made between 2 people, in reality complaints are only made when someone believes force was used intentionally or when an injury is caused.
In this section, we discuss the different types of criminal assault and violent offences, including:
- Common assault
- Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (ABH)
- Unlawful Wounding
- Wounding with Intent
- Threats to Kill
- Attempted Murder
Any allegation involving violence is serious. Every offence in this section carries a possible prison sentence, and a conviction for assault can lead to losing your job. Therefore, we have given you the basic information you need to understand the key points about these offences. We also have guidance and information on issues such as racially aggravated offences, domestic violence, and self-defence, which are often issues connected to assault allegations.
If you have been accused of an assault or other violent offence, it is important that you have expert advice from a specialist criminal defence lawyer. Contact us to see if we can help you find a solicitor or barrister to represent you.