Assault

Offences:

Assault charges range in seriousness from common assault through to murder. A court can include charges of common assault, Assault occasioning bodily harm, wounding, torture, grievous bodily harm, acts intended to cause GBH, manslaughter and murder. There are also charges such as drink-spiking which have been added to the code. Other conduct such as stalking has been defined as an offence.

Below we have included general information on a number of assault charges that are routinely before the Court.  Included is the law relating to the charges, what the prosecution have to prove, penalties and where the matter is likely to be heard.

The information below is general in nature and if you are charged with a assault offence we recommend that you contact a criminal lawyer to discuss your personal situation.  There is no substitute, for personal advice.