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My Grandson ( 17 ) has been arrested and charged with battery

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My Grandson ( 17 ) has been arrested and charged with battery Contrary to Section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, he is due to attend Court on the 27 / 05 / 2014 he says that he was provoked by the other party.i.e. self defence he made no plea at the time of his arrest , it looks like the law is complicated and the fines etc are as well.

should we contact solicitors , we live in Stockport Cheshire
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

Being provoked is not self defence.

What would you like to know about this please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Do we need a Solicitor , what sort plea should he make i.e guilty .not guilty the penalties could be worse for the wrong plea

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
He would have been offered a solicitor in police interview which I presume he did not refuse?