Will I go to prison if I have hit someone?

Will I go to prison if I have hit someone?

Will I go to prison if I have hit someone?

Answer: 

Assaults can be dealt with in a number of ways and are categorised as follows, in ascending order of seriousness:

• Common Assault

• Assault resulting in Actual Bodily Harm (ABH)

• Assault resulting in Grievous Bodily Harm or Wounding (GBH)

• Assault resulting in Grievous Bodily Harm or Wounding with intent to do so

Whilst the court can impose a prison sentence for all such offences, the likelihood and length will depend on the level of charge and any aggravating features such as:

• Previous convictions, particularly for similar offences

• Vulnerable victim e.g. elderly or infirm

• Group attack

• Weapon used

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Individuals: