Offences against the person fall into a broad category of offences including (but not limited to):

  • Common assault;

  • Assault occasioning bodily harm;

  • Grievous Bodily Harm;

  • An Act or Omission Likely to Endanger Life, Health or Safety;

  • Unlawful Wounding

  • Threats to kill and threats to harm;

  • Deprivation of Liberty;

  • Kidnapping;

  • Stalking;

  • Obstructing Police; and

  • Sexual Offences.

The majority of these offences are almost always of a serious nature and, if found guilty of such offending, may be likely to result in the imposition of an immediate term of imprisonment. In these circumstances, it is important to obtained experienced advice so that you understand your charges and your position at law.

For related information, see the article: Common Defences to Assault and Related Charges.

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