If you intentionally and cause Grievous Bodily Harm (“GBH”) or wounding to another person which has left the victim with a really seriously injury or wound then you may face a charge of intentional grievous bodily harm or wounding.
GBH or wounding include:
The Law in relation to Wounding/Assault Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm is found in section 33 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). It states:
‘A person who wounds any person, or causes grievous bodily harm to any person, with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to that or any other person is guilty of an offence. Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 25 years’.
Wounding or Grievous Bodily Harm with intent can be punished with a prison sentence of up to 25 years.
Please note that the penalties mentioned are reserved for the worse case offending and are unlikely to be the penalty you receive.
In NSW, a court can impose any of the following penalties for a Wounding or Grievous Bodily Harm with intent charge of:
Since intentional grievous bodily harm or wounding is a criminal offence, the burden of proof lies on the Prosecution. The prosecution must prove the Accused’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt being that:
The prosecution must also prove beyond reasonable doubt that, at the time of the wounding, you realised some physical harm may be caused by your actions but you continued and an injury to a requisite level was caused.
Some defences available for those charged with Reckless grievous bodily harm or wounding can include:
For Reckless GBH and/or Wounding, Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® offers the following options:
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