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ASSAULT & BATTERY (inc. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)

STOCKPORT | MANCHESTER | NORTH WEST
 

All assault matters are treated seriously by the court as upon conviction you could receive a prison sentence. Call us for immediate advice by telephone on 0161 477 1121.

Assault & Battery.

Assault is the offence of the threat of violent behaviour, whilst Battery is the application of unlawful force. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. For more advice call 0161 477 1121 or email us below.

 

ABH (Actual Bodily Harm)

Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) is where Assault or Battery causes physical harm. Bruises, scratches and bite marks can be enough to prosecute. If you have been charged, we want to hear from you – call 0161 477 1121 or email us below.

 

Domestic Violence

Have you been accused of a domestic assault/violence? The definition of what counts as “domestic” is far reaching. If you have been charged, we want to hear from you – call 0161 477 1121 or email us below.

 

Assault, Battery & Domestic Violence : What You Need To Know.

The Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction.

The definition of what counts as “domestic” is far reaching. It also has certain consequences, most significantly:-

  • The case will be treated more seriously by the court
  • You could be restricted from living at, or attending the family home (by virtue of strict bail conditions)
  • You could be restricted from having contact with your partner and/or your children
  • The case will be highly likely to proceed despite the wishes of the victim
  • A Restraining Order could be imposed even if you are found not guilty of the offence
Domestic Violence offences

Retraining Orders

A Restraining Order is similar to an injunction. It does not have to be restricted in time and can impose a number of restrictions upon you.

Any breach of such an order has a guideline starting point of a term of immediate imprisonment, and a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment.

There is also now legislation in place for the police to seek a Domestic Violence Prevention Order (DVPO).

This is an emergency measure where they believe that there is a risk of such an offence taking place.

For example if the police were called to an address by neighbours and they suspect domestic abuse is taking place despite no actual complaint being made by any victim, the police could then chose to apply for an order.

An application can be made to the Magistrates court for a DVPO which can have terms such as excluding the suspected perpetrator from the family address.

If you have been told that the police are seeking to make one of these orders against you, contact Morton’s Solicitors immediately for expert advice and representation.

 

Attending a Police Station

If you have been told that the police are seeking to make one of these orders against you, contact Morton’s Solicitors immediately for expert advice and representation.

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 offences, e.g. a minor assault. You should never be interviewed without legal representation.

Mortons Solicitors can advise you and provide expert representation. Call Now on; 0161 477 1121

WHY CHOOSE MORTON’S SOLICITORS

Successfully Defending An Allegation of Assault Involves…

• Expert cross examination of the alleged victim, particularly if self-defence is raised

• Cross examining police officers

• Expert medical reports on causation of injuries

• Preparing defence witness statements

 

Our Award-Winning Criminal Offence Solicitors Handling Your Assault & Battery Case.

When dealing with Morton’s Solicitors you should know you are dealing with not only a friendly, professional team, but also an award-winning team.

Earlier this year, Morton’s Solicitors won the Crime Team of the Year 2018 at the Manchester Legal Awards.

This is a reflection of the tireless work our team provides for our clients – as well as reflection of the results we achieve.

Contact Us

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Tel: 0161 477 1121  
Fax: 0161 477 0708 

Email: admin@mortons-solicitors.co.uk

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