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I have been charged with causing actual bodily harm and criminal

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I have been charged with causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage, my partner was
convicted of assault by beating and criminal damage. Is there a difference?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
Yes, ABH is more serious and carried a maximum of 5 years impriosnment in serious cases involving serious injury. Common assault carries a maximum of 6 months imprisonment. The sentence for criminal damage depends on the value of the loss (e.g. an arsonist would get a much heavier sentence than somebody who broke a window).
Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
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