Common Assault (Can Be Called Assault By Beating)
This is the least serious type of assault that you can be accused of, but you can still be sent to prison for it. A lot of people do not realise that you do not even have to touch a person to be guilty of assaulting them. This type of case has to be heard in the Magistrates’ Court.
Despite being the least serious of all assault offences, you can actually receive a prison sentence if you plead guilty or are found guilty of a common assault.