Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) and Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) are differentiated through the level of injury the victim sustained. Many defence cases are built on self-defence, the Courts look to assess the intentions and the level of force used to assess appropriate penalties. Read more
Sentences for Abduction and Kidnapping crimes can extend to many years in prison. The law is clear in the distinction between abduction and kidnapping, although both have severe consequences for those found guilty, depending on various factors of the case. Read more
With the recent rise in violent knife crime in London, there are now harsher and longer sentencing guidelines around possession of pointed or bladed weapons. A conviction can lead to up to four years in prison. It is vital to contact a specialist solicitor before taking part in any sort of police interview. Read more
FAQs about Serious Violence and Assault Offences
What’s the difference between common assault, ABH and GBH?
What is the penalty for common assault?
Which one is worse, ABH or GBH?
Can you go to prison for common assault?
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Are there specific domestic violence and assault offences?
- Actual Bodily Harm (ABH)
- Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH)
- Common assault
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If you are found guilty of serious violence or assault the consequences can be life-changing. Contact Lawtons Solicitors urgently on 0333 577 0522 to handle your case and help ensure the best possible outcome.
Violent crimes are some of the most serious offences under UK law, so sentences can be severe. Our highly specialised team will examine your case thoroughly in order to build the most robust defence possible, and we will advise and guide you and your family through the case and how court proceedings will work.
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