Assault & Grievous Bodily Harm

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Specialized Legal Services Against Assault and Grievous Bodily Harm Allegations


Our firm Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC is extremely versatile and well-versed in preparing counter strategies and rebuttals against various claims of assaults.


The offence you’re being accused of could be minor, like common assault or disturbing bodily harm allegations. It’s pretty common to witness skirmishes in our daily lives. The visual of people getting into a scuffle generally happens during outings with loved ones or close confidants. More extreme cases of mob muggings or group brawls, typically with the inclusion of foreign objects like blades, are also frequent.


Violent events become the foundation for complaints to be made against someone. Sometimes the nature of assault claims crosses over towards abuse at home and may invoke family law provisions.


We at Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC have received numerous messages and calls from clients who require preparation for a voluntary interview. Other times, the respected patrons also get in touch with us after the interview and require legal services. We help with bail arrangements and secure their legal position if the client has been released under investigation.


Getting the legal representatives involved in the proceedings at the earliest stage of investigations against you is essential. The chances of success are magnified tenfold if the legal team gets a hold of things before confirmation of any allegations.


Our legal teams’ primary goal at Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC is to ensure clients avoid all legal proceedings. Should things not operate as smoothly, we plan for that contingency by preparing solid legal arguments for a successful defence.


All forms of crimes related to assault are elaborated within the Cyprus Criminal Code (Cap.154). Assize Courts handle cases of claims of severe category. The relevant sections of the codified law are as follows:


  • Article 231 Assault – Unlawful Wounding/Grievous Bodily Harm(GBH) A serious offence where the harm caused worsens the claimant’s physical condition. Severe consequences await if proven in Court.
  • Article 242 Assault (Common Assault) Using force or the threat of force on someone falls within this provision. While not a grave offence, it is still penalized and strictly discouraged by Courts.
  • Section 243 Assault – Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) This provision will only be applied when it is proven that the offender has caused harm to the claimant’s body.


When you’re facing damning claims of assualt or bodily harm, it’s best to employ the services of legal experts. They will provide you with the lifeline you need and fortify your legal defence in ensuring you are not prosecuted.


The possibility of winning will vary, but if your legal standing is strong, it guarantees you’ll be free of all charges. If there is weakness in your case, you will be advised to plead guilty, but there will be a favourable outcome.


An example of a favourable outcome is a sentence reduction in exchange for acceptance of the charges. Sometimes the charges will be modified, and the severity will be reduced to minor offences, meaning a lesser sentence.


Usually, the best form of argument against assault claims is that of self defence. The learned attornies at Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC will divulge whether or not self defence counterclaim is available in your case. Our attornies will be vocal and to the point in their approach to pursue complete dismissal of offences allegations.


If the complete discharge of claims seem unlikely, the option of lesser charges will be brought up. Anything to get the client a beneficial outcome will be considered a success. Hopefully, you have grasped the significance of having expert legal representation from the beginning of the case.


Hire a Professional Lawyer for Assault-Related Offences


The senior leadership of Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC has groomed the crop of young litigators we’ve employed in various assault cases. We provide unmatched legal services in all major cities of Cyprus, with specialists primed for minor or major assault offences. We pursue our client’s cases from the smallest forum, like the District Court, to the broader platform of Assize Court.


Two veterans of the legal fraternity, Constantinos Efstathiou and Efstathios Efstathiou are an invaluable part of our firm Efstathios C.Efstathiou LLC. Their knowledge and wisdom have been the key to our success.They are just as dedicated now as when they first entered the law practice.


If you’re facing allegations of bodily harm or assault, don’t hesitate to consult our senior leadership. Call us now at (+357) 22 755109. Book an appointment by  reaching out to us and sending your questions, and we’ll get back to you shortly.