Assault With Intent to Resist Arrest
Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest
Contrary to Section 38 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861
This offence is committed when a person assaulted another person with the intention of resisting arrest, or preventing the lawful apprehension/detention of himself/herself to another, for any offence.
How Can You Fight An Assault With Intent to Resist Arrest Allegation?
If you are charged by the CPS with assault with intent to resist arrest, you will need to instruct specialist assault solicitors who will listen to your side of the story and advise you on whether to plead guilty or not guilty. They will review the evidence against you and advise on the strength of any defence you may appear to have.
This offence covers assaults against individuals who may be trying to apprehend or detain an offender, such as store detectives, as well as police officers (although you would typically be charged with assault PC in those circumstances)
What are the sentencing powers for this offence?
This is an either way offence, which means sentencing can take place in the magistrates’ or crown court, depending on the seriousness of the offence.
There is a maximum penalty of two years’ imprisonment on indictment (crown court) and/or an unlimited fine.
If sentenced summarily (at the magistrates’ court), the maximum sentence is six months’ imprisonment and/or a fine not exceeding the statutory minimum.
How Can Forrest Williams Help?
Forrest Williams are a firm of specialist assault solicitors.
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