Offences Against The Person
Actual Bodily Harm
Although actual bodily harm , also known as ABH. This seen as a less serious offence against the person than grievous bodily harm. In actual fact it is still a violent crime and you are alleged to have had to have caused real harm to another person. The level of injury caused to the individual concerned will decide whether an actual bodily harm charge is bought against you. Where the injuries inflicted are particularly serious, a charge of grievous bodily harm maybe bought instead. So there is also the chance that the actual bodily harm charges could be downgraded to common assault. This is depending on whether the injuries could be classed as minor.
You need to instruct a specialist and experienced criminal defence lawyer in the early stages of your case. This could mean the difference between getting the right advice as soon as possible and the chance to reduce the charges. Are you are currently being questioned in a police station. Then you are entitled to free legal advice from a solicitor of your choice. This is regardless of your financial circumstances.
If you require our assistance, please call 03330 096 275, we’ll be happy to help. If you are facing actual bodily harm charges there is a maximum prison sentence of five years. Alternatively you may face a fine or suspended sentence. Ensuring you have representation as early in this process as possible can make a real difference to the outcome of your case. Speak with our Criminal Law Solicitors today.
Why Choose Ashmans Solicitors to represent you for actual bodily harm charge?
Our experienced and committed criminal law team are there for you to ensure that you can mount a good defence. A good defence in these circumstances can mean the difference between getting your case thrown out. It could be Actual Bodily Harm or face a lesser charges particularly if you were acting in self-defence. Our ABH Solicitors will ensure that they gather all the evidence, statements and information they need to build your defence. Our ability to pick up on the small details could make a big difference in your defence. We have solicitors and experienced case handlers who can use their years of experience to help you in your defence.
You may have concerns about how you can afford to instruct a legal team to run a defence for you. Legal aid is available after means testing, however many people do not qualify. We do offer other options such as fixed fees, capped fees or our competitive hourly rate. These can discuss further with you after your initial consultation.