Conspiracy to commit aggravated assault is the act of agreeing with another person to cause serious bodily injury on another on purpose. Typically the plan will not have any consideration of the value of human life and it will involve the use of a deadly weapon.

The deadly weapon involved maybe a gun, a knife, a tool or even a car. Any item that causes severe injury could be considered to be ‘deadly’.

For the prosecution to prove that somebody is guilty of the Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault, they will need to demonstrate that those accused were acting together with an express, assumed or implied agreement. There must also be a demonstration using either circumstantial or direct evidence that the intention was to cause grave harm.

Being found guilty of an offence as serious as conspiracy to commit aggravated assault will typically mean being handed a sentence of imprisonment.

If you’ve been identified as being involved in an investigation into a crime such as this, you are likely to be feeling anxious and worried about the situation.

It’s during this time that it’s vital that you secure the services of an experienced legal professional who has the skills to support you through the investigation. If you are invited to attend a police interview, it’s critical that you are accompanied by a lawyer. If the interview leads to a charge or an arrest, you will need legal support for your court appearance through to the completion of the trial.

In some cases, a competent lawyer can even get your case closed before it reaches the court stage.

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Have you been charged or arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault? 

If you or somebody you know finds themselves in a situation where they are being charged, arrested or involved in a conspiracy to commit aggravated assault case, then it’s essential that you consider ways that you can protect yourself against conviction. There will be concern, nervousness and questions about what the outcome might be.

In many cases, people can be accused of playing a role, but the reality is that they have not been involved. In cases such as this, it’s crucial that your name is cleared and any connection to the crime is removed.

If you need to know more about the legal framework of the conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, we have collected some of the most commonly asked questions with answers.

We aim to support anybody who is going through a challenge of this nature.

What type of actions are considered being Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault?

A conspiracy to commit aggravated assault is when two or more people agree to a course of action that will result in the severe injury of another person. In some cases, it could be that the intention was to harm them in such a way that it could be described as grievous bodily harm.

The prosecution (aided by the police) now has the role of proving that the accused has or had an agreement with one or more other people. The agreement may be implied or assumed, but the desired outcome is to cause very acute injury.

Typical examples of this crime involve the use of firearms on opposing gang members, street fighting, road rage or even robbery conspiracies that have resulted in serious injury.

What happens in a case of Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault?

Those who are under investigation for conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, find the experience very stressful. Not knowing what the outcome might be from the case is at the core of the anxiety and nervousness. Dependents could be adversely affected by the imprisonment of the accused financially and there could be exposing media coverage.

Attempting to navigate a conspiracy to commit aggravated assault case through the courts without the support of an experienced criminal lawyer can lead to an undesirable result. It’s critical that anybody who is involved in an investigation of this nature, engages the professional services of an expert in this legal field.

If the conspiracy to commit aggravated assault plan was carried through, then there will typically be a lot of evidence for the court to examine. This will include evidence collected by SOCOs (Scene of Crime Officers) and other forensic findings. There’s likely to be fingerprints, DNA deposits, blood splatters and footprints which will all contribute to deciding who did what during the assault.

In addition, there will be evidence collected from mobile phones, social media messengers, Whatsapp and other communication methods.

It’s important that your lawyer crafts a robust defence, which may include evidence collected from witness experts such as phone experts and computer experts.

Every conspiracy to commit aggravated assault case is unique. However, whatever your situation is, being able to speak with a legal professional who is competent and skilful will help you feel some peace of mind. It is very challenging to navigate to a trial of this nature, you need support and you also need to feel that you have the best person to get you the best possible outcome.

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Have you been falsely accused of Conspiracy to commit aggravated assault? 

In some cases, people have been falsely accused of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. It’s crucial that you hire a legal professional to get your case dismissed before it reaches the court stage.

For example, it’s not uncommon for a prosecution to accuse a person with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault in order to uncover who was involved in the crime. A robust legal team are equipped to recognise a case of when it’s a mud throwing exercise that needs to be challenged before it gets to court.

Without a lawyer, you cannot find out more until the interview

If you discover that you or your loved one are under investigation as part of a conspiracy to commit an aggravated assault charge, it’s typical to be invited to the police station for an interview.

One of the tactics that the police use is to not disclose all the evidence until it suits them to do so. Without knowing all the evidence that they have on you, you may inadvertently incriminate yourself by not knowing how to respond in the best way to some of their questions. This is where the value of a good lawyer comes into play.

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Without a doubt, you should not attend a police interview without the support of a competent criminal solicitor.

Probing questions that are asked in a high-pressure environment can be very difficult to answer and get through. Most people find this stage to be very upsetting. The police will try to get you to say something to incriminate yourself while withholding evidence that they have obtained to prove their case against you. They are looking to gain a conviction.

Without guidance, there is a chance that you will be charged at the end of the interview with conspiracy charges.

Can the police search my home?

The police will request the courts for a search warrant so that they can legally search your home and possibly even search your workplace for evidence. They will also look for any indication that you were involved in phone bill statements, money transfers and unexplained assets. They may put you, your family and other connections under surveillance.

Could you go to prison for Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault?

In most cases, if you’re found guilty of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, you will be imprisoned. Of course, you’ll feel worried. Your family will feel concerned. This is why it’s critical that you take a right next step. It would be best if you protect the wellbeing of yourself and your family.

It’s imperative that you engage a criminal solicitor or murder lawyer who handles conspiracy to commit aggravated assault cases regularly. They will possess the experience you need to get the most favourable outcome. They will have gone through several court cases and will have a good understanding of which defences to put the most emphasis on.

What type of sentence could you get for Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault?

Assault is an offence that is taken seriously by the courts. The courts do not take the conspiracy offence lightly either. Together, your conviction could mean a hefty sentence which may have life-long consequences.

Conspiracy to commit aggravated assault cases should be taken seriously. If the jury finds you guilty and you are convicted, in the most serious of cases, the maximum prison time you will receive is life imprisonment.

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What mitigating factors may be considered in sentencing?

Conspiracy is considered by the courts to be a severe crime. For this reason, this crime has such a hefty penalty. When two or more people are planning or agreeing to take part in a crime, it makes it more serious for the court. To what extent the penalties will be will depend on your involvement, how serious the crime is, and whether it was carried through or not.

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Does a conviction for Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault go on your criminal record?

If your conspiracy to commit aggravated assault progresses to court, and you are found guilty and convicted, you will be given a permanent criminal record.

How Can Stuart Miller Solicitors Help?

With more than 30 years of experience of handling complex conspiracy to commit aggravated assault cases, Stuart Miller Solicitors are one of the UK’s leading law firms. Every client we take on is given a dedicated legal team to support them through the process. Having a team of experienced legal minds working on a case leads to more favourable outcomes – as can be seen by our results.

Our recent successful conspiracy to commit aggravated assault cases

We have secured acquittals in allegations of assault, aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm allegations.

The reputation, size and expertise of Stuart Miller Solicitors mean that we have secured access to a broad network of some of the most recognised QCs, Barristers and forensic scientists in the UK. Working together, we will ensure that you get the most favourable outcome for your case.

Besides, we have links and have developed strong relationships with telephone and covert surveillance experts who review cell-site evidence to enhance the defence.

Why should I contact Stuart Miller Solicitors?

35 years’ experience of successfully handling conspiracy to commit aggravated assault cases

Expert lawyers who will take a proactive approach to your case and do everything possible to get this matter dropped

We will help you to get through this ordeal and understand the emotional aspects of facing a charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault

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What will happen when I instruct a lawyer?

With more than 40 acquittals in assault, grievous bodily harm, murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault cases, our Criminal Solicitors have immense expertise in this field with documented success in a catalogue of instances which can be found in the case section of the website.

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