Assault Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent is a serious offence governed by section 33 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), carrying a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment. This charge involves causing intentional harm that results in grievous bodily harm or wounding to another person.
‘Grievous bodily harm’ (GBH) is defined as ‘very serious harm’ and encompasses, a range of severe injuries, including:
‘Wounding’ is characterised by the breaking of both layers of the skin, namely the dermis and epidermis, and includes instances like a ‘split lip’.
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