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Sentence for Harassment Without Violence

Harassment without violence is a serious criminal offence. As such, it is important to understand the harassment without violence sentencing guidelines if you are facing a charge. Here, we explain the acts that amount to harassment without violence, what...

What are the common assault sentencing guidelines?

Whilst common assault is the least serious form of assault, it is not an offence that will always be treated lightly. Indeed, in some cases, a conviction for common assault can lead to terms of imprisonment. If you are facing an accusation of common...

ABH vs GBH: Which offence is more serious?

ABH and GBH are two very serious offences. However, there are important distinctions between the two which are reflected in the severity of the potential sentences that can be handed out to anyone convicted. Given the similarities between the two offences,...

Non-fatal Strangulation

Non-fatal strangulation and suffocation are serious criminal offences which can lead to lengthy terms of imprisonment for anyone found guilty. They were introduced as new offences in 2022 by the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 in order to cover gaps in pre-existing...

What is Cyberflashing?

Cyberflashing became a crime on 31 st January 2024 as one of the new offences introduced by the Online Safety Act 2023. The guidelines published by the Crown Prosecution Service illustrate that it is a serious offence which carries severe punishments. With...

Driving Without Due Care and Attention

Drivers on UK roads are held to certain standards. Failing to uphold these standards by driving without due care and attention can potentially land you in hot water. But what does driving without due care and attention actually mean? And what is the penalty...

How Long Is A Life Sentence In The UK?

In the UK, life sentences can be handed out when someone is convicted of a serious crime. However, what actually constitutes a life sentence can vary from case to case. Life sentences do not necessarily mean that someone has to spend their entire life in...

What is Encrochat?

EncroChat was a European communication network and service provider that, from 2020 onwards, has been at the centre of a large number of arrests. EncroChat was found to have been used as a ‘criminal marketplace’, where users could hide their...

What Is A Section 18 Assault?

The Offences against the Person Act 1861 covers a wide range of assault offences. This includes ‘Section 18 assaults’. Section 18 assaults are a form of grievous bodily harm (GBH). More specifically, Section 18 assaults refer to causing GBH with...

What Is The Sexual Offences Act 2003?

The Sexual Offences Act 2003 makes provisions for sexual offences in the UK, being used to define and determine the severity of these offences. If you are accused of a sexual offence in the UK, it is likely that you will be charged under the Sexual Offences...
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