Allegations of assault (often in a domestic context) are one of the most common types of offences that we in the general crime department are asked to defend. New sentencing guidelines came into force on 1st July 2021. These bring about many changes,...
Allegations of assault can be really serious and can, in the most severe circumstances, result in lengthy prison sentences. Therefore, it is vital that any individual who faces assault allegations seeks immediate legal advice and representation.
Our team of specialist criminal defence solicitors and accredited police station representatives have a wide-range of experience assisting individuals who face assault allegations, providing clear advice, along with robust defence and expert legal representation at court.
If it is alleged that you have committed an assault offence, please do not hesitate to contact our specialists today without delay on 01616 966 229.
Assault offences can occur within a wide range of scenarios but the most common is domestic violence. Domestic violence allegations are now treated by the police with 'zero tolerance' which means that they can be prosecuted often without the support of the apparent victim. They are dealt with by specialist police officers, specialist prosecutors and specialist courts. A variety of techniques are used to try and press home a prosecution. Even the most straightforward of cases can involve complex legal and practical issues, such as hearsay and bad character applications, special measures applications and applications to vary bail conditions. Our clients find that a defence lawyer who can deal with the issues that this area of law throws up is essential in assisting them understand the process and help them achieve the best possible outcome.