Grievous Bodily Harm Defence

Charged with Grievous Bodily Harm

Where an assault has taken place which has caused a far more serious injury then a person will face a prosecution for wounding causing Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH).

GBH Defence

As with assault charges there can be a number of Defences available in Grievous Bodily Harm cases. These will nearly always relate to self defence where the injury caused to another person has been caused by the defendant but in the act of defending themselves.

If the court feels that the force was reasonable then a not guilty verdict may be expected. If on the other hand the court feels that the force used in self defence was excessive and the injuries caused not proportionate, then the court may find that a person has been guilty of causing Grievous Bodily Harm.

Crown Court

These are serious allegations that will almost always be heard at the Crown Court. As part of your specialist defence team in charges of Grievous Bodily Harm not only will you be advised and represented by a very senior solicitor but you will be represented at court by specialist and experienced defence barristers who will be dedicated to protecting your best interests.

Grievous Bodily Harm Sentencing

The sentencing powers in cases of Grievous Bodily Harm are far higher. With regard to Grievous Bodily Harm (without intent) this is a charge that can be dealt with either at the Magistrate’s Court or the Crown Court depending upon the level of seriousness of the offence.

Section 18 Grievous Bodily Harm in (GBH) is an offence at the more serious end of the scale and can only be dealt with at the Crown Court.

Contact Professional Defence Lawyers

We are expert solicitors regarding Grievous Bodily Harm Defence. We have been practicing in this field for over 20 years now, so please don’t hesitate to contact us free on 0800 634 7022 today to discuss your case.

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