Amandeep Murria of Kangs Solicitors recently represented a client at Birmingham Crown Court who originally faced an allegation of Section 20 Wounding.

S20 Wounding   Offences Against the Person Act 1861

The offence of S20 Wounding is committed when a person unlawfully and maliciously, either:

  • wounds another person; or
  • inflicts grievous bodily harm upon another person.

It is an ‘either way offence’, which, in the Crown Court, carries a maximum penalty on indictment of five years’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.

Summarily, in the Magistrates’ Court, the maximum penalty is six months’ imprisonment and/or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum.

Following preparation of our client’s defence for Trial, necessary  because some allegations were denied, lengthy discussions were conducted with the Prosecution which resulted in them agreeing to accept a guilty plea to a charge of S47 Assault.

This was accompanied by a basis of plea fairly setting out the facts of the case.

S47  Assault – Offences Against the Person Act  1861

The offence of S47 Assault is less serious than S20 described above.

It, also, is an ‘either way offence’, which carries a maximum penalty on indictment in the Crown Court of five years’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine not exceeding the statutory maximum.

A pre-sentence report provided  an in depth analysis  of our client’s personal circumstances and the Probation Service put forward recommendations to assist the Court dispose of the matter at the Sentencing Hearing.

Our client received a suspended sentence together with unpaid work and supervision requirements.

After the Hearing, our client  stated:

“The sentence I received was as a result of your dedicated hard work during these proceedings ”.

Who Can I Contact For Help And Advice? | Kangs Criminal Solicitors

We have a specialist general and complex crime team at Kangs Solicitors who can help you with the full range of criminal cases.

Please feel free to contact our team of Specialist Lawyers with a proven track-record in conducting general and serious crime cases through one of the following:

Amandeep Murria
amurria@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Sukhdip Randhawa
srandhawa@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Helen Holder
hholder@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Cagin Husnu
chusnu@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396