What are the penalties for Assault in Spain under Spanish Penal Code? What is the meaning in Spanish Criminal Law for the offence of assault?
- If you have had a discussion with your partner in which there has been mutual aggression and you have suffered injuries, even if they are of minor consideration (scratches, bruises, etc.), you should go to the nearest hospital, in order to obtain the healing of possible injuries, and a diagnosis of the injuries sustained. Take photos of the wounds.
- Don’t modify your appearance. Do not take a shower or wash your clothes. Do not alter the place of aggression. These are evidence.
- Remain calm and call a lawyer to accompany you to the police and before going ask the police for an interpreter of your language to be present. It is your right, even if you speak Spanish, it has no cost and you can express yourself better. Ask the police to let you know at what time the interpreter arrives so that you don’t have to wait for him.
- If the police arrest you and you have not had time to locate a lawyer, you should never speak to the police before having a private interview with you lawyer. It is your right. If the police ask you a question, you should only say that you have the right not to talk until your lawyer arrives and that you want to exercise your right. You must ask the police to call the lawyer of your choice or alternatively you can call a friend or relative in order that they can find an appropriate lawyer for you. In the absence of your own lawyer, the Police will call a duty lawyer, in which case, you should not talk with the police, you have the right not to make any statement.