Flashcards in Assaults (just acts) Deck (12)
Define an assault
Any act which a person intentionally or recklessly causes another person to apprehend immediate and unlawful personal violence
What act and section is common assault?
Section 39 of the criminal Justice act 1988
What act and section is grievous bodily harm?
Section 20 of the offences against the Person act 1861
What section and act is actual bodily harm?
Section 47 of the offences against the Person act 1861
What section and act is grievous bodily harm with intent?
Section 18 of the offences against the Person act 1861
List assaults in order of severity
Assault, common assault, actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm, grievous bodily harm with intent, manslaughter/murder
Define common assault?
It is an offence for any person to unlawfully assault or beat another
Define actual bodily harm?
A person is guilty of an offence if he intentionally or recklessly uses unlawful force on another thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm
Define grievous bodily harm?
Whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously wound or inflicting any grievous bodily harm upon any other person either with or without any weapon or instrument shall be guilty of an offence
Define grievous bodily harm with intent?
Whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously, by any means whatsoever, wound or cause any grievous bodily harm to any person with intent to do some grievous bodily harm to any person or with intent to resist or prevent the lawful apprehension or detainer of any person shall be guilty of an offence
Assault with intent to resist arrest, define?
It is an offence to, assault any person with intent to resist or prevent the lawful apprehension or detainer of himself or of any other person