If an early plea of guilty to an offence is entered, the offender is likely to receive a discount on sentence. The discount to the sentence is applied after the otherwise appropriate sentence has been determined.
An assault occurs when a person either physically interferes with another person or makes another person reasonably think that they will be interfered with. There are many different charges for different types of assault, each applying to different degrees of seriousness. You can even be charged with an assault if you act recklessly where you […]
Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVO’s) are enacted to protect victims of domestic violence, through restricting the defendant’s behaviour. An AVO prevents the defendant from behaving in certain ways, such as assaulting, contacting or going near the protected person. Contravening an AVO is a criminal offence.