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Our team are experts in defending against all accusations of assault.

Ashmans is a very well respected national firm. We are featured in the Legal 500 guide, a listing of the UK’s most prestigious legal practices.

Assault charges typically arise from one of five sections of the Criminal Justice Act of 1988:

Section 39 (Common Assault)

Section 39 Common Assault occurs when one person causes another to fear immediate, unlawful violence. The victim need never have been touched, and no physical injury needs to occur.

Section 47 (ABH – Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm)

Section 47 ABH Assault needs to include actual harm suffered by the victim. This harm need not be permanent, and includes anything intended to interfere with their health or comfort.

Section 18 & 20 (GBH – Unlawful Wounding or Causing Grievous Bodily Harm)

Section 18 GBH Assault requires that the attacker severely harm the victim maliciously, using unlawful force. Section 20 requires assault with intent to commit GBH. This often includes attacks with weapons, repeated attacks or planned attacks.

Free, no-obligation consultation on your situation

Ashmans stands ready at 0208 159 2860 to provide a free consultation where you can explain your situation, and we can advise you on the next steps you should take – and especially whether you should retain the services of a solicitor. There is no cost for this, and no obligation to continue with Ashmans, no matter what we advise.

If you have been accused of assault or any other serious crime, you need Ashmans Solicitors at your side!

Allegations of assault and other serious crimes should only ever be handled by experts! Whilst many such cases can be heard at a magistrate’s court, cases involving severe harm to the victim are often tried before the crown court, and demand a much higher level of investigation and preparation than lesser crimes. The Criminal Defence Team at Ashmans Solicitors will make sure the no stone goes unturned, and that no detail of your Defence is left to chance. This is the only way to ensure the best possible outcome. After all, your very liberty is at stake!

Our Defence Team includes solicitor advocates with higher rights as well as experienced Criminal caseworkers.
We have developed excellent working relationships with some of the best barristers in the country.
We have assisted clients in defending against everything from accusations of common assault to the most severe accusations of assault with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.
We consistently draw on the highest levels of speciality expertise for all our clients.

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Why should I choose Ashmans Solicitors to defend me?

We are dedicated to providing world-class service to all of our clients, and we specialise in defending against accusations such as assault, which carry maximum penalties of up to life in prison.

24 Hour Criminal Defence Hotline – 0208 159 2860

We make sure an experienced, fully qualified member of our Criminal Defence Team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even during public holidays.

Evening & Weekend Appointments

We regularly arrange after-hours appointments, as we understand that most of our clients work 9 to 5 as well. We even arrange meetings at your home or place of care, if you have mobility issues.

Real expert advice and assistance

We have built a reputation on providing the most effective Defence possible for our clients, and in ensuring that they are treated fairly. We understand exactly what is needed to achieve the best possible resolution, and nothing is left undone.

Advice from Ashmans Solicitors

The number one piece of advice we can give to anyone accused of a crime such as assault is: Retain the services of a specialist Criminal Defence solicitor as soon as possible, tell them absolutely everything and follow their advice to the letter.

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What do I do if I have been accused of assault?

Your actions in the days, weeks or even hours leading up to an arrest or interview under caution can have a dramatic impact on the eventual disposition of your case, and indeed on your liberty.
Do not assume the matter is concluded simply because you have not heard from the police in a matter of weeks, or even months. Some matters are indeed dropped quickly, but major crimes can take several months to generate formal charges, and some cases can be re-opened even years later.
This cannot be overstated. Especially in the early stages of an investigation, the police will interview witnesses and even suspects without advising them of their right to have a solicitor present to assist them.
It is never too late to instruct a criminal solicitor. If you have already been arrested, interviewed or charged, having a specialist Criminal Defence solicitor on your side can be a great help to protect your rights, and make sure you are treated fairly by the authorities

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If you are facing any kind of criminal charges, it is vital that you get legal representation and expert advice immediately.

Please call us now at 0208 159 2860. We’ll be happy to offer you the advice you need to preserve your liberty, your career, and your reputation. If you would prefer to get in touch online, please email us at enquiries@ashmanssolicitors.com or complete our Free Online Enquiry form below. Either way, we’ll be in touch very soon.

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