Self Defence in Manchester
Anyone accused of an assault can deny the offence because they were acting in self defence. This means that they accept they have used force or violence against the alleged victim, but that they were acting lawfully when they did so.
Self defence sounds straightforward, but there are many different parts to it that the Court will consider when deciding whether or not someone has lawfully used violence. The three main points are:
- The person genuinely believed they had to protect themselves from being assaulted or attacked;
- The person has only used a level of force that is reasonable for the threat or attack being used against them; and
- The person only uses force while it is still needed.
So if a Court believes that someone has used excessive force, or has used force when it was not still necessary to protect themselves from an attack, they will be guilty of the offence. This is why it is crucial to prepare a case thoroughly, and have a solicitor or barrister at Court who can persuade the Court that the defendant was using lawful self defence.
The solicitors at Stephen Lickrish & Associates have successfully defended many clients who were accused of assaults, from common assault and ABH, to GBH and wounding with intent. We regularly represent clients in Greater Manchester and throughout the country. If you, or someone you know, needs a solicitor for a case like this, contact us and ask to speak to one of our solicitors.
- Common Assault
- S.20 wounding
- S.18 wounding with intent
- Police station interview
- Magistrates Court
- Youth Court
- Crown Court
- Domestic violence
- Self defence
Self Defence Solicitors in Manchester
Offering specialist advice and representation on cases of Self Defence, Stephen Lickrish & Associates Solicitors in Manchester can help. Contact us today by calling us at 0161 237 1913 or on 0800 988 64 22 for 24-hour legal advice. Alternatively, contact us by filling out an enquiry form.