GBH s20 (Grevious Bodily Harm)

This offence is similar in everyway to the s18 GBH variation barring one important element "intention".

Therefore, whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously wound or inflict any grievous bodily harm upon any other person, either with or without any weapon or instrument, shall be guilty of this offence.

If charged with a s20 GBH then your case can be dealt with either in the magistrates or crown court. If convicted of this offence then the maximum penalty in the magistrates court is 6 months imprisonment and/or a level 5 fine (£5000) and in the crown court 5 years imprisonment and/or fine.

If however, you are charged with the racially or religiously agravated form of the offence then in the crown court the maximum sentence is 7 years imprisonment.

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