GBH s18 (Grevious Bodily Harm)

Offences against the Person Act 1861, s. 18 creates the offence.

Wounding or causing grievous bodily harm with intent can only be dealt with at the crown court. What this means is that your first hearing will be at the magistrates court who will then send your case forthwith to the crown court setting a date for the plea & case managment hearing (PCMH) to take place. It is at this PCMH hearing when you will be asked whether you plead guilty or not guilty to the offence.

The maximum sentence available to the court is a term of life imprisonmemnt.

An individual can aslo be charged with a conspiracy to cause grevious bodily harm. This is a complex area and one which requires expert knowledge and understanding of the circumstances involved in such instances.

At McKenzies we have a wealth of experience in dealing with such offences. Over the years we have defended high profile prosecutions involving multiple defendants.

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