The most important factor when dealing with Common Assault is that it does not require any actual physical contact or harm. The requirements to prove a case of Common Assault are that a person has, intentionally or recklessly, caused another person to fear immediate violence against them, this can even be caused by words alone. Where violence has been used, this is often known as “Common Assault by Beating”.
Depending on the circumstances, a conviction for Common Assault could lead to a fine or in serious cases or those of repeat offenders, a prison sentence. In any event it will lead to a Criminal Record and should be treated with the utmost severity.
If you are accused of Common Assault 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.
MK Law is on hand to help you through all stages of the process.