Offences Against a Person

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Legal Services in Cyprus for Multiple Offences Against a Person


Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC lawyers are capable individuals with much exposure to criminal defence cases. Allegations of criminal activities like Grevious Bodily Harm, Murder, Common Assault, Actual Bodily Harm, and Manslaughter are pretty regular in our line of work. We will be going through them individually to understand the specifics of each criminal act and its consequences. In simple terms, Offences against the person aren’t one offence, but rather a category of crimes that a person carries out against someone else. The punishments vary depending on the actual crime, the degree of involvement of the accused, and the evidence which proves the guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Our firm Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC has had great success against false allegations of offences against the person. We have different strategies and tactics to handle the proceedings at the different stages of the case, but it’s always wise to have us involved as early as possible.


Possible consequences of offences against the person if the guilt is proven include long-term life imprisonment, which may last for a lifetime. You must have expert legal representation so you aren’t wrongfully punished.


Our firm Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC, has saved our past clients from the grief of being separated from their loved ones. You should consult us if you’re facing legal charges to ensure you’re protected from false accusations and sentencing.


Let’s look at the offences against the person one by one.


A Brief Explanation of Manslaughter


Manslaughter means killing someone, although there are conditions that set it apart from murder charges. Man slaughter is further divided into two categories, voluntary or involuntary manslaughter. Manslaughter charges can be applicable if there is no preparation beforehand.


Voluntary manslaughter is when there is motivation and drive to kill or gravely injure someone, but this act was done when the accused lost control of his actions. Examples of this form of manslaughter include a person with a mental disability or impulsive action that kills someone.


On the other hand, involuntary manslaughter is where the motivation and drive to kill are absent, but the killing still happens. Examples of offences against the person include death due to carelessness, willful ignorance of duty, or even casually wielding deadly weapons.


It’s better to have legal representation at the earliest stage of legal proceedings. Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC has a history of stopping charges before trial. We take great caution while reviewing the circumstances of your case and providing you with helpful advice where necessary. We also conduct interviews of witnesses on our end to gather testimonial evidence.


At Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC, we are staunch supporters of justice. Our legal experts will fight at every legal forum to get our clients acquitted, and if that option isn’t available, then we go for a reduction of charges. Trusting us with your legal representation will increase your chances of winning tenfold.


An Overview of Common Assault Offence


Common assault is inflicting harm on another person or threatening to inflict such harm that the other person will think they will be hurt. The motivation is to create a sense of fear in the other person. The one committing such an act is careless and casually disregards others.


Physical contact isn’t necessary to bring a charge of common assault against the person. If sufficient evidence exists that a threat has been made, it’s enough. The limit of punishment for common assault criminal acts is six months imprisonment, but if it’s a habitual offender, the term may be extended.


Our legal experts at Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC provide legal representation and argue on behalf of our respected clients with solid preparation and tact. If you’re being called to answer any questions by the authorities, you should first consult our lawyers. They will advise you regarding what to say and how to say it.


Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC’s lawyers will negotiate with the authorities to secure a favourable deal if the evidence is overwhelmingly against you. Alternatively, our lawyers will look to discredit the Prosecution’s claims if our clients’ defense is strong and fight to get our clients acquitted.


Our legal experts at Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC have a keen eye for analysing the evidence, and our senior members brainstorm excellent defence strategies. We have a professional commitment to keep the clients and their loved ones together, preventing the authorities from creating emotional separation anxiety due to false allegations.


What is Murder? Differentiating Between Murder and Manslaughter


Murder is the act of killing or permanently injuring someone. The act is done with malicious willfulness and no remorse by the killer and is unlawful. Soldiers and local authorities on duty are exempt from using force and authorized weapons to subdue or defend themselves against attackers.


Many circumstances will be taken under consideration by the Courts before a sentence is announced. We at Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC will ensure that your defence arguments will be backed by the evidence and character testimonies to tilt the decision in your favour.


It will help your case immensely if you are cautious when charges of murder are involved because the punishment for murder is generally jail for life. Getting early legal representation will help you avoid such a harsh penalty.


The main difference between Murder and Manslaughter is that murder is done with the full intention to kill or permanently disable someone. In contrast, manslaughter may not involve such an intent, but a killing or severe injury has occurred.


Our skilled lawyers at Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC have persuasive skills and the art of delivering arguments in such a convincing manner that juries have often sided with our clients.


 Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) and its Penalties


Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) refers to physically attacking another person, so much so that the proof of such an attack is undeniable. It is a gross and condemned act, and while not as severe as Grievous Bodily Harm charges, it is still punishable under the law.


The penalty for Actual Bodily Harm charges can be as long as five years of imprisonment plus a restraining order to never go near the harmed person again. Not to mention, the reputation of such a person will be negatively impacted, and their chances of future employment too.


Our firm Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC, is quite proficient in dealing with cases of Actual Bodily Harm. Our priority will always be to legally secure you from false allegations by questioning the evidence brought by the Prosecution.


If the evidence is weak, then the legal experts of Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC take a stern approach to completely dismiss the charges. If the actions are indeed proven to be done by you, we bring up the scenarios where your actions might have been justified.


A common legal ground for defending allegations of Actual Bodily Harm is self defence. Where you weren’t the one who initiated the physical attack, you were protecting yourself, resulting in the attacker being harmed. Establishing self-defense won’t be easy, so you should consult our legal experts at Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC, to plead your case successfully.


Understanding Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and it’s Connection to Actual Bodily Harm


Grievous bodily harm (GBH) is a criminal act that is widely denounced. It is technically an extension of the Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) offence, rather than a completely different sentence. The main difference is that the harm caused isn’t a minor physical injury, and the physical damage is extreme.


The charges of Grievous bodily harm are not to be taken lightly, as the punishment for them can bring a lot of emotional distress to you and your loved ones. There are chances of a very long jail sentence. The damage to your reputation will cause problems for them in adjusting their life.


Your professional life will also be tainted, as no one will want to hire a person with a violent streak. Plus, the social status of the accused will be that of an outcast. With so many side effects in mind, you must do everything to fight the false allegations.


Our firm Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC, will provide timely and helpful legal advice to ensure your defence is convincing enough to get the charges dropped immediately. We prepare our arguments after considering all the factors. Our team of legal experts constantly engages with the authorities to be aware of the latest development in the proceedings.


The Prosecution will be searching for motive and intent to cause harm from the accused and the physical damage caused by them. At Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC, our lawyers will skillfully navigate the investigation stage of the proceedings. We will provide a safe space for you to convey your version of the events to discredit the false allegations.


Just like allegations of Actual Bodily Harm, Grievous Bodily Harm charges have a similar legal ground for defence, which is self defence. Our legal experts at Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC will weigh the evidence and argue this stance if it’s plausible. It would be best if you didn’t wait for legal proceedings to happen before contacting us so we can get a head start on things.


Book Your Consultation with Our Criminal Defence Lawyer in Cyprus about Offences Against the Person!


At Efstathios C. Efstathiou LLC we offer free of cost initial legal advice so you can gauge the strength of your case against a potential conviction. Having us as your legal representatives will make the proceedings go smoothly for you and our success rate against defending allegations of all criminal offences is unmatched.


Call us with your legal queries at this number (+357) 22 753450 and confirm your booking for a consultation slot. You can also get in touch with us to inform us of your legal situation and we’ll respond in the shortest time possible.