How Long Do You Go To Jail For, For Assault?


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Robin Burden answered
There are a number of factors that will affect what punishment you'll receive for committing an assault.

  • The first thing to consider is your state or country's laws.
  • The second aspect to look at is the sentencing guidelines that the judges in your area have to adhere to.
  • Finally, the circumstances of the assault might have an impact on the sentence you receive.
How long is a jail sentence for assault?
Although the sentence you will receive will depend on the judge's interpretation of the offence, you can try and predict what kind of punishment to expect by looking at your local area's sentencing guidelines.

In the United Kingdom, a body called the Crown Court Sentencing Council issues guidelines that the judiciary use to determine appropriate sentences.

You can have a look at the different sections that relate to assault here.

Will I go to jail for committing an assault?
In most cases, the circumstances surrounding your particular case will play an important part in what type of sentence you receive.

If you don't have many convictions to your name, it's likely that you will avoid jail time altogether. In this case, various levels of community order can be applied instead.

According to the CPS guidelines, a category 1 (the highest level) common assault can carry a maximum of 26 weeks in remand.

More serious types of assault can carry a more heavy-duty punishment.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Depends on the type of assault and your state's laws, but it's usually anywhere from 1 to 8 years.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It will depend on the judge's decision.
james caison Profile
james caison answered
If it is simple assault, you usually only have to post bond.

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