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Types of Criminal Offences

Assault – common assault and battery, actual bodily harm (ABH), grievous bodily harm (GBH) Benefit Fraud – housing benefit, claiming whilst working, non-declaration of assets Blackmail Burglary – domestic, commercial, aggravated Child Neglect Conspiracy (to commit any of the offences … Continue reading

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Blackmail

If you are worried about blackmail after reading this article and you would like to discuss your concerns in complete confidentiality please contact your nearest London office to arrange an appointment. Blackmail is the crime of threatening to reveal substantially … Continue reading

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Common Assault and Battery

If you are worried about being prosecuted for common assault and battery after reading this article and you would like to discuss your concerns in complete confidentiality please contact your nearest London office to arrange an appointment. There are two … Continue reading

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Benefit Fraud

Benefit fraud is falsely claiming state help or money from the British government. It has been the subject of much media frenzy. In recent years, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched an aggressive campaign against benefit frauds … Continue reading

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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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