Grievous Bodily Harm

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).

Grievous Bodily Harm Offences

There are two specific offences regarding Grievous Bodily Harm:

  • Wounding causing Grievous Bodily Harm with the intent
  • Wounding causing Grievous Bodily Harm with no specific intent to cause grievous harm

These are more serious assaults where a more serious injury has been caused which will usually involve cuts and broken bones or other serious physical harm.

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.

Our Specialist Lawyers

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.

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.

Contact Professional Defence Lawyers

We are expert solicitors acting for the defence in proceedings for Grievous Bodily Harm. 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.

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About Professional Defence Lawyers

Rob BimpsonProfessional Defence Lawyers is a dedicated defence firm of specialist Lawyers headed by Rob Bimpson and Tim Chapman. Both are Solicitors who have been qualified for over 20 years.

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