GBH, ABH and other Assaults
GBH (Grievous Bodily Harm) is a serious offence. Clients accused of GBH will often be refused bail, and can have their lives and those of their families turned upside down by the threat of a trial and the possibility of a long prison sentence. ABH is an offence for which a prison sentence is also possible, but less likely to be given. Common Assault rarely involves a prison sentence, but is still considered an offence of violence, and so a criminal conviction for it is to be avoided if possible.