When it comes to assaulting emergency workers there has, up to now, only been a specific charge for assaulting a police officer. This is a summary only offence which carries a maximum of 6 months imprisonment.
There is however an option to charge an offender with offences such as actual or grievous bodily harm if the injury to the officer is more serious.
The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for how those guilty of child cruelty offences should be sentenced.
The law surrounding drug supply can be extremely complex, with factors such as proof of intent to supply and the location of drug supply greatly effecting the way in which you can be sentenced.
An ordinary DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check can reveal previous convictions and cautions. An enhanced check, which is required for many jobs, may reveal more in-depth information held by the police. This can include intelligence, arrests, prosecutions and acquittals.
Support is available through the witness service for any witness who must attend court. The support provided may be practical or it may be emotional.
You DO have a right to be granted bail, however under certain circumstances this right can be taken away. The circumstances include the court believing that if granted bail it would be likely that you would:
Fail to surrender;
Commit further offences on bail; or
Interfere with witnesses