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Common Assault

s.39 assault, battery

Common assault is the least serious type of assault that is dealt with by the Courts. If you are accused of common assault, the police will have to prove that you have unlawfully used force against another person.

This can include anything from pushing past someone to punching and kicking them. The offence can either be committed by deliberately or recklessly (which means you were careless about your actions, and there was a risk of you hitting them even by accident.) Common assaults don’t leave the alleged victim with any injuries more serious than bruises or grazing. If the assault caused more serious injuries than this, it will usually be charged as s.47 assault (actual bodily harm)

Common assault is a summary only offence, which means it can only be heard in the adult Magistrates Court or Youth Court. The offence can be so serious that if you are convicted you could be sent to prison, so it is very important that you are represented by a solicitor who can advise you about the case and act for you in Court.

The solicitors at Stephen Lickrish & Associates have dealt with many assault cases, including cases of domestic violence or situations where the client has had to protect himself by using violence in self-defence. We can represent clients in Greater Manchester and the North West, as well as throughout the country. If you, or someone you know, are accused of this offencecontact us to see how we can help you.

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Common Assault Solicitors in Manchester, England

Offering specialist advice and representation on cases of common assault, Stephen Lickrish & Associates Solicitors in Manchester can help. Contact us today by calling us at 0161 237 1913 or on 0800 988 64 22 for 24-hour legal advice. Alternatively, contact us by filling out an enquiry form.

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