What is Affray?

Affray is when a person has used or threatened unlawful violence towards another person and their conduct is such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness (had such a person been present at the scene) to fear for their own personal safety. This can’t be words alone so an action must take place. An example would be if someone were to indiscriminately throw objects near or at a group of people.

What are the sentencing guidelines for Affray?

The maximum sentence for Affray ranges from a fine to 3 years.

The length of sentence will depend on a number of different criteria:

  • Use of any weapons
  • The targeting of individuals by a group
  • How serious or sustained the violence was
  • The intention of the attack

What should you do if you’re charged for Affray?

If you or a family member are accused or charged with Affray you should seek legal advice immediately. It is vital that you receive the best advice possible and provide as much detail of the facts of your case as you can to ensure the right result for you.