Have you been charged with Assault?
There are a number of assault charges, all of varying degrees of seriousness. An assault, whether it be intentional or reckless, can be anything from causing someone to feel as though you intend to hurt them to causing injuries such as lacerations, broken bones or internal injuries. That is, you can assault someone even if you did not touch them.
The most common charges of assault are
- Common Assault
- Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm
- Assault Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm
All assault charges are considered serious and all have a term of imprisonment as the maximum penalty.
This is a complex and difficult area of law. As there are so many different charges and every situation is different, you should obtain legal advice.