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Violent Crime

Allegations of violence are usually charged under the Offences against the Person Act 1861, or the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

Whether you are accused of ‘battery’, ‘common assault’, ‘casing actual bodily harm’, ‘causing or inflicting grievous bodily harm with (s18) or without intent (s20)’ or other more serious offences, we can help establish whether you have a defence. For example, you may have been forced to strike out in order to defend yourself or someone else, or your property. There may have been an accident which led to unforeseen consequences. You may have been on the outskirts of an incident involving many people, which leads to an allegation that you were involved. The police may think you were part of a ‘joint enterprise’ but in fact you were not.

Accusations of using violence can be very serious; especially those which result in serious injury, involve large numbers of people or involve weapons, and can lead to long periods of imprisonment. We are committed to providing comprehensive advice; examining the evidence, and exploring all possible avenues in order to ensure a fair outcome, protect your reputation and your liberty.

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