ABH (Actual Bodily Harm)

Section 47 Offences Against the Person Act 1861 creates the offence of ABH.

This offence can be dealt with either in the magistrates or crown court. Note that if convicted of this offence in the magistrates court then your case can be committed to the crown court for sentence if the magistrates feel that their sentencing powers are insufficient.

The maximum penality in the magistrates court is a level 5 fine (£5000) and 6 months imprisonment.

The maximum penality in the crown court is an unlimited fine and 5 years imprisonment.

There are available defences to this charge. To discuss whether you have a defence to this charge please contact us. The free no obligation consultation will provide you with the opportunity to make an informed decision as to how you should proceed.

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