Being investigated for or charged with assault is stressful. Our specialist assault solicitors understand this. You may be worrying that you will go to prison. You may have acted in self defence or not meant to injure someone and you are worried no one will believe you.
We appreciate that at a time like this you need someone on your side.
How Can You Fight An Assault Allegation?
Assault ranges in seriousness from Common Assault where there may be no injuries, ABH (Actual Bodily Harm) where there are injuries right up to GBH (Grievous Bodily Harm – either Section 18 or Section 20), as well as other charges such as assaulting a police officer or assault with intent to resist arrest.
Whichever specific assault offence you are investigated for or charged with, we realise that the matter will be very serious to you. If you are being investigated by the police, you will be interviewed and it is vital that you seek legal representation from assault solicitors such as Forrest Williams. You will be entitled to free representation at the police station by a duty solicitor but your case may be too important to not invest in the private bespoke police station representation that we offer. We will discuss your case thoroughly with you before interview, taking a full statement from you in a relaxed environment at your own pace, and will then liaise with the police to see disclosure before the interview date. We will take witness statements and gather other evidence in support of your case before you are even interviewed. No other legal firm has such a proactive approach designed to minimise the chances of you being charged with an assault offence.
If you are charged with an assault offence, you will need specialist help from assault solicitors and should seek this as soon as possible.
You have the right to plead not guilty to any assault offence, and your assault solicitors will be able to advise you on whether you have a defence and its strength. If you have no defence, or feel that pleading guilty is the best way forward, we will prepare a mitigation case to secure as much leniency in sentencing as possible.
Assault charges are serious and can attract custodial sentences, so getting the correct advice as soon as possible is vital.
It may be that you risk getting a criminal conviction for the first time and all the difficulties that follow from having a criminal record, alternatively you may be facing a prison sentence for a serious matter. We can help and will support you every step of the way.
How Can Forrest Williams Help?
We are National Criminal Defence solicitors and the most proactive firm in the country in terms of taking action at the earliest stage of a case to minimise its impact on you. We only undertake criminal work. We are specialists and are recommended in the prestigious Legal 500.
We are well known for our client care.
What this means for you is that you will have a team of dedicated case workers working on your matter. We are not a Legal Aid firm, we are not limited by Legal Aid and can do whatever is best for your particular case.
But don’t be concerned about unknown costs. We work on a fixed fee basis and offer complete transparency with fees.
With Forrest Williams on your side, you’re in control. You can depend on us.
We know you will want to discuss this with our assault solicitors. Call us on 01623 397200 for a free and honest assessment of your chances of success.