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My name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today but I need some further information please. What exactly is the nature of the injury? Has anything like this happened before? Do you have a criminal record?
OK thanks. If you plead guilty at the first hearing you will receive a discount on your sentence plus the Magistrates will take into account your previous good character, lack of injury and lack of previous domestic violence. Applying the Magistrates Court Guidelines they could impose a fine or in the worst case scenario a low level community order (such as unpaid work / supervision). This is not serious enough for a prison sentence so that should be far from your mind. Additionally you will have to pay costs and a victim surcharge which together will be about £200. There is no need for a solicitor - but you can get some free help from the duty solicitor if you wish.
I assume your ex-partner has made a statement about the incident - so that would be enough for a charge. If the matter went to trial it would be one persons word against the other - the Court will dismiss the charge if they decide there is no evidence or they can't be sure if anything happened,