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Serious Assault and Public Order
Allegations of serious assault can lead to significant penalties, including a prison sentence, so it is essential you have access to the very best legal representation. At JMW, we have a team of highly experienced solicitors who have successfully defended many people accused of being violent to others.
What is Serious Assault?
There are varying levels of seriousness when it comes to assault. These are often dependent on a number of factors, including:
- The injury caused by the assault
- The vulnerability of the subject of the serious assault
- The presence of alcohol or drugs
The most serious assaults are placed under scrutiny according to robust sentencing guidelines. For this reason, it is essential that specialist representation is sought to help avoid conviction or a custodial sentence.
What is a Public Order Offence?
Offences defined under the Public Order Act do not necessarily always involve violence, and the seriousness of offences can differ widely, from rioting to causing a breach of the peace. Less obvious public order offences arise where certain material is broadcast, published or performed. Individuals are sometimes unaware that the alleged activity amounts to a criminal activity.
Examples of public order offences that we have dealt with include:
- Criminal damage, including graffiti
- Firearms and weapons offences
- Incitement to racial hatred
- Incitement to religious hatred
- Violent disorder
The more serious examples of misbehaviour can lead to tough punishment, especially where discrimination, such as racial hatred, is alleged. This highlights a need for early advice from a specialist legal team.
Why Choose JMW?
Our private client criminal law service is designed to provide a first-class level of care to those facing allegations of serious assault or public order offences. The bespoke nature of our service means we are able to be as dedicated and thorough as is required in cases such as these.
We are able to provide assistance throughout proceedings, from initial arrest through to attending court. Our services include advising during an interview under caution, investigating the prosecution’s evidence, and compiling the strongest possible case for defence.