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My partner as charged with drunk and disorderly and police

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My partner as charged with drunk and disorderly and police assault. Never been in trouble before. Can't remember what happened as had a bit to drink. No injury to officer. Has not been shown any cctv and no independent witnesses. What will happen at court?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Are you asking what sentence he will get?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes as has not ever been arrested and is not denying it just can't remember. She will plead guilty as court though.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
What is she said to have done specifically?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Kicked officer 4 times after he arrested her for own safety as she was drunk and wanted to get on a train home
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
That is not a trivial assault I'm afraid. In fact, that is probably going to fall into the highest sentencing bracket. This is an assault upon a public servant acting in the course of his duty. In addition to that it involves kicking with shod feet and the case of Hussan says that shod feet are a weapon. Further, it involves repeated kicking. She will probably avoid custody basically because she is female and this is a first offence. It is likely to be a medium to high level community order though. The drunk and disorderly will probably attract no separate penalty but it would normally have attracted a fine. Can I clarify anything for you? Jo