GBH & Wounding

Cuffs & KnifeGrievous bodily harm or wounding involves a serious injury having been sustained such as a broken bone, a cut which requires stitches, or the use of a weapon.

Have you been invited to attend a police station? Some of the most important decisions made in relation to a case are made at the police station. If Morton’s solicitors are involved at an early stage of an investigation, we are often able to affect the outcome.

You are not obliged to say anything to the police and we advise all clients to maintain their right to silence until they speak with us.

A case can proceed solely on admissions made to the police without the need for witnesses to ever attend court.
You are entitled to have a solicitor present free of charge at any police interview. This is true for what may seem to be the most trivial offence. You should never be interviewed without legal representation.
You should not face a prosecution for this type of offence unrepresented.

It is likely that upon conviction you will face the prospect of a lengthy prison sentence.

Most cases of this type will proceed to the Crown Court.

Successfully defending an allegation of serious assault often involves:-

• Expert cross examination of the alleged victim and any other prosecution witnesses, particularly if self-defence is raised

• Cross examining police officers

• Expert medical reports on causation of injuries

• Preparing defence witness statements

Your case needs careful preparation. Morton’s Solicitors can advise you and provide expert representation. Call us now for immediate advice.

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