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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.
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.
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!
Ashmans Solicitors successfully secure acquittal in a high profile fraud case. The Defendant was charged with conspiracy to defraud Barclays Private Client International Bank by obtaining mortgage loans to which the Crown allege they were not entitled to. This was a historical high-value mortgage fraud dating back to January 2006. The approximate value of the fraud which the Crown alleged was approximately £40 million dealing with a number of high-value properties. Our mortgage fraud solicitors investigated these allegations tirelessly.
The Defendant was one of 12 individuals charged with the said offence. The Prosecution case was that the mortgages applied for were obtained by providing false information to the Bank which the Defendants knew to be false. This was a highly organised conspiracy in which each Defendant is alleged to have played their part. It involved purchases using an off-shore company registered in the Isle of Man or the British Virgin Islands as the purchasing entity. The punishment for Mortgage fraud.
The Defendants involved in the case were predominantly professionals who were either introducer/agents in the property business, property dealers, chartered surveyors, mortgage brokers, bank manager and two solicitors. Following a three month trial our client was acquitted unanimously by the Jury. The case was voluminous in its nature involving in excess of 20,000 pages of served material. This case involved issues with handwriting evidence, professional property and professional ethics experts.
Contact our Fraud Solicitors if you are facing a similar situation.
Ashmans secure an acquittal after Judge stops the case at half time.
Our client was accused of s.18 GBH after slashing another inmate to the face with an improvised knife. He had been transferred prisons whilst awaiting sentence for an unrelated matter and within 30 minutes of arriving at his new prison, he was witnessed by a prison security officer and also recorded on CCTV being in possession of a knife and assaulting another male.
Having been forceful in our cross-examination of the prison security officer the Court conceded at the half way point that there was no case to answer and the case was dismissed.
Ashman’s Solicitors successfully secures acquittal in a high profile fraud and money laundering case. Ashman’s specialist fraud and money laundering department headed by the principal solicitor Mr. Imran Ali represented a former worker of a Charity, which had been set up in 2000 by another Defendant who had pleaded guilty. The Charity had received hundreds of thousands of pounds in funding from Lancashire County Council for charity work.
The prosecution alleged impropriety in the way the charity was run, involving dishonestly obtaining funds from charity funding providers, which they put to their own use. Ashman’s solicitor’s fraud and money laundering department prepared the case meticulously. This involved trawling through several years of documentation and instructing an expert Forensic Accountant and a specialist fraud Barrister. We worked tirelessly to ensure that no stone was left unturned and managed to secure a favourable outcome, which was one of Not Guilty. Speak with our Fleet St Solicitors today specialist in complex fraud cases.
The Defendant, along with 4 others, was charged with entering into an arrangement to launder the proceeds of crime totalling in excess of £1 million. This was a large scale money laundering operation and very sophisticated in its nature. The Defendant was alleged to have masterminded the operation. A number of international companies were defrauded by having their accounting practices high jacked and proceeds of their sales were diverted into other companies or persons’ names. These monies were then dissipated involving layering of bank accounts and then withdrawals in large denominations of cash. The case was highly complex and voluminous in its nature. It was prosecuted by the Economic Crime Unit.
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.
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.
If you are facing any kind of criminal charges, it is vital that you get legal representation and expert advice immediately.
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