One very serious charge that, if faced with, should be taken very seriously is Grievous Bodily Harm. It carries with it a maximum possible sentence of 16 years in prison.
Therefore, if you are facing GBH charges or arrest then you should contact JD Solicitors right away for expert legal advice and learn what next steps you need to take.
Learn more about what a GBH charge is and how we can help below.
Grievous is another way of saying very serious. A jury will determine whether bodily harm is grievous or not. Examples of GBH included instances where bones were broken, there was substantial blood loss and a transfusion was required, or where permanent disfigurement or disability was caused.
For those found guilty of a GBH charge, the maximum sentence is life imprisonment. However, a typical GBH sentence may range from 3 to 16 years in custody. The severity of the sentence will depend on a variety of factors including:
First of all, if you are arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, it is important to note that you will be taken for an interview with the police. In this interview you do not, by law have to say anything. You should also be cautioned properly beforehand by police during your arrest.
Remember you have the legal right to request a lawyer, either of your own choosing or one that is assigned to you by the state. Answering any police questions without a lawyer present is never advisable.
Once your interview is over you may be released without further charge, released under investigation, charged with an offence and released on bail, or remanded in custody pending your court appearance. It is important to note that if you are either released without charge or pending further investigation you could still be charged in the future at some point.
At JD Solicitors were experts at crafting effective defence cases for those charged with GBH. The defence we choose will depend on the specifics of your case, but could include:
Contact GBH defence lawyers at JD Solicitors right away if you’ve been arrested for and charged with this offence. We will work with you to build a strong defence and achieve the minimum sentence possible.
At J D Solicitors, our professional, knowledgeable, and experienced criminal law solicitors will always support you throughout your GBH case, from start to finish.
Get in touch today and we will help ensure that you are protected and you understand your rights and how to proceed.