It is an offence to cause grievous bodily harm or wounding to another person with intent pursuant to section 33 (1) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). An offence in this category carries a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment.
In order to be found guilty of such an offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
- You wounded or inflicted grievous bodily harm, being “really serious” injury, upon a person; and
- The act was done with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
If the prosecution fail to prove, beyond reasonable doubt, the above factors then you will not be found guilty of the offence.
However, if the above factors are proven beyond reasonable doubt, the charge can be defeated and you will be found not guilty if any of the following defenses can be established:
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