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If you have been charged with grievous bodily harm (GBH) and need some legal advice, call our expert Brisbane Criminal Lawyers on (07) 3153 6215.
What to do if you are accused of GBH in Brisbane?
If you are accused of grievous bodily harm, you must get expert legal advice. Getting advice from an expert early will help to place you in the best position to achieve the best result. By engaging Craven Criminal Lawyers Brisbane, you can rest assure your case will be handled by an expert. Our criminal lawyers will fight for you and leave no stone un-turned.
What is GBH in Brisbane?
It is a crime under s320 of the Criminal Code (Qld) to do “grievous bodily harm” to someone.
The Criminal Code provides a definition of what is grievous bodily harm, and it is defined as:
(a) the loss of a distinct part or an organ of the body; or
(b) serious disfigurement; or
(c) any bodily injury of such a nature that, if left untreated, would endanger or be likely to endanger life, or cause or be likely to cause permanent injury to health;
whether or not treatment is or could have been available.
To prove this offence the prosecution need a medical statement from a doctor proving that GBH has been caused.
What is the sentence for GBH in Brisbane?
If you are convicted of grievous bodily harm the maximum penalty is 14 years imprisonment.
If you commit the offence in a public place while you are adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, the Court must impose a community service order as part of your penalty.
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