What is the difference between discipline and assault? Our client was charged with assaulting his young son. He was reported to the police by a third party who was alarmed at him shouting and chasing his son who was running away after being quite naughty. The police viewed at as an assault and charged him. He was convicted and approached us to conduct an appeal on his behalf. The Appeal Court agreed with our views and handed down a section 10 finding. Talk to us about your concerns relating to criminal offences.