Monthly Archives: January 2010

Actus Reus, Mens Rea & Strict Liability

The two basic elements of a crime are the act of doing that which is criminal, and the intention to carry it out. In Latin this is called the actus reus (which in English law refers to ‘causation‘) and the … Continue reading

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Burglary and Aggravated Burglary

Burglary (also called breaking and entering and sometimes housebreaking) is a crime, the essence of which is entry into a building for the purposes of committing an offence. Usually that offence will be theft, but most jurisdictions specify others which … Continue reading

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Actual Bodily Harm (ABH)

Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (often abbreviated to Assault O.A.B.H. or more commonly known as ABH) is a statutory offence of aggravated assault in England and Wales, Northern Ireland. In England and Wales, and in Northern Ireland, the offence is … Continue reading

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Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH)

Grievous Bodily Harm (more commonly known as GBH), has become synonymous with the offences that are created by sections 18 and 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861. This article is about those offences. SECTION 18 (as amended) … Continue reading

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Criminal Solicitors London

If you are facing criminal charges, ring us – we can help. If you know somebody who has been arrested, ring us – we can help. If you feel frightened and alone, ring us – we can help. We understand … Continue reading

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