The most serious Public Order Offence that can be committed by someone acting alone is Affray.
If you are accused of an Affray, the Prosecution must prove that you have used or threatened unlawful violence against another person, and that if a reasonable person saw your behaviour they would fear for their personal safety.
The Police and Prosecution often charge suspects with the offence of Affray after they have been involved in a violent offence in a public place. The charge of Affray is not always appropriate though, because in many of these cases it is a “one on one” incident, and any innocent bystander who was present would not be scared that they were at risk.
The offence of Affray is an either way offence, which means that it can be heard in either the Magistrates Court or Crown Court. The maximum sentence available at the Crown Court is 3 years imprisonment, and the courts frequently hand down lengthy prison sentences for people convicted of Affray.
As the offence is so serious, it is important that you are represented by a solicitor who can consider the strength of the argument against you and fully prepare you case for Trial.
The solicitors of Stephen Lickrish & Associates have dealt with many Affray cases, and have represented clients who have accepted that they were acting aggressively but denied that a reasonable bystander would be scared by their actions.
We are experienced in dealing with serious criminal offences and representing clients with the highest professional standards. We can represent clients in the Greater Manchester and North West as well as throughout the country.
If you, or someone you know, are accused of this offence, contact us to see if we can help you.
Affray Solicitors in Manchester, England
Offering specialist advice and representation on cases of Affray, 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.