Hi, a friend has recently been charged with Section 3 assault in Ireland. This is a first time offence which occurred by being threatened and aggravated. The accused is a middle aged well thought of business person and as said, no previous offences. The victim however is a well known bully (Not sure if that will matter in court). The case is being heard in the District Court. The injuries were quite serious, even though they were only hit twice. There is an obvious concern the accused will now receive a custodial sentence. Just wondering what others views on this are, given the background. Thank you.