Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act, 1994

Increase of penalty for common assault, etc.

10.—The Criminal Justice Act, 1951 , is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (2) of section 11 of the following:

“(2) A person convicted of common assault or battery shall be liable to a fine not exceeding £1,000 or, at the discretion of the Court, imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to both such fine and imprisonment.”.