What are the circumstances please?
Have you done this before?
Called the police to a domestic issue.
In particular have you had him arrested before?
So he hasn't been convicted of that offence?
Surely they have offered no evidence anyway?
I see. It is one single count.
Do you know what he got last time? Although it would probably be disregarded as 15 years old.
15 years ago. I think that was the auto correct.
I'm not sure how they could pursue the 2013 one if they offered no evidence or delivered a formal NFA at the police station.
On the face of it, this would be suitable for a suspended sentence although it does depend what the previous sentences were.
People don't usually go to prison for ABH particularly easily. It is not an offence that only justifies custody.
The guidelines do say the middle and top bracket passes the custodial threshold but usually a suspended sentence is preferred.
The two other matters are old and are unlikely to be considered in practice unless, of course, there has been a relevant sentence.
He isn't going to be sentenced on the basis of an outstanding 2013 matter.
Well, as I have said really, those are over 15 years old.
It is an aggravating feature that there was a child in the house and that will be considered. I don't really know enough about it to be able to place it within a particular guideline.
But Judges will often prefer suspended sentences.