Triable either way:
Maximum when tried summarily: Level 5 fine and/or 6 months
Maximum when tried on indictment: 5 years
Offence seriousness (culpability and harm)
A. Identify the appropriate starting point
These offences should normally be dealt with in the Crown Court.
However, there may be rare cases involving minor violence or threats of violence leading to no or minor injury, with few people involved and no weapon or missiles, in which a custodial sentence within the jurisdiction of a magistrates’ court may be appropriate.
Consult your legal adviser.