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Anastasia Qvist is an outstanding lawyer. My criminal law situation (family violence order) was difficult, complex and Ana's diligence saved me as I was going through the most difficult period of my life. Ana is down to earth, commonsense and she even kept our costs to a minimum. She is a skilled litigator and knows the ins and outs of the ACT Magistrates Court. She dealt skillfully with the DPP and is an excellent negotiator. You will get a fair representation and she genuinely cares about her clients. She has my complete recommendation. The lady goes to bat for her clients.
I would strongly recommend Anastasia to anyone who is seeking legal representation. As a first-time offender who was charged with a Level 2 Drink Driving offence, she walked me through every step of the matter and was very upfront and clear on all aspects of my case. She was always accessible when I needed advice. Her approach and advice were excellent. Under her representation, I received the best possible outcome and managed to avoid a criminal conviction. She was a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole matter.
Anastasia Qvist was very professional and helpful in every step of my matter. I got a very good outcome and I can’t thank you enough for your hard work and the Armstrong Legal team in Canberra. I would highly recommend her!!!
Throughout Angela has been the consummate professional. She maintained a calm, yet strong demeanour remained informative and completely open in her communication and took complete ownership of the situation. We felt confident we finally had an advocate to steer us out of the nightmare we were in, and she did so with great respect and sincerity. I cannot speak more highly of Angela. She has literally rescued our family from what looked very much like a hopeless future.
Words can’t describe how grateful I am to Trudie Cameron being my solicitor and to Andrew Tiedt presenting my case in the court. They both have been very supportive and amazingly professional and effective. I’ve got an absolutely fantastic outcome I couldn’t even dream about.
Soon after meeting Andrew I knew he was the solicitor I wanted to handle my matter. He immediately sprang into action which brought me stability and hope during a tumultuous time in my life. Andrew was never afraid to give me straight answers to my tough questions which is a true mark of integrity. He is clearly at ease in the court environment and I believe his calm and measured demeanour went a long way to helping me secure the best result from my day in court. I would certainly recommend you approach Andrew if you need assistance.
"Andrew Tiedt was very professional and considerate to personal circumstances and gave sound advice that resulted in the best outcome possible. Highly recommended."
Wounding With Intent of Causing Grievous Bodily Harm
In New South Wales it is an offence to wound someone with the intention of causing grievous bodily harm. Wounding means doing something to hurt someone that causes a break in the skin. Grievous bodily harm (GBH) is a legal term for very serious injuries including permanent or serious disfigurement.
A person can be charged with this offence if they cause a wound, which includes a cut, gash or any injury where the skin is broken so long as they also have the intention to cause them an injury so serious that it amounts to grievous bodily harm. The maximum penalty for this offence is 25 years imprisonment.
The less serious charge of reckless wounding does not require the accused to have had the intention to cause GBH.
The offence of wounding with intent is contained in s 33 of the Crimes Act 1900.
What Actions Might Constitute Wounding With Intent?
Common examples of Wounding with Intent include:
- Cutting someone by glassing them in the face;
- Running someone over with your car, causing the bone in their leg to break and puncture through the skin;
- Stabbing someone multiple times; or
- Cutting off someone’s arm with a chainsaw.
What The Police Must Prove
To convict a person of wounding with Intent, the prosecution must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The accused wounded a person.
- The act was done recklessly as to causing actual bodily harm. To prove a wounding offence, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that, at the time of the wounding, the accused realised some physical harm may be caused and the actions were still taken and injury to a requisite level was caused.
Which Court Will Hear Your Matter?
The offence is strictly indictable and can only be finalised in the District or Supreme Court.
A person charged with this offence may validly defend the charge by arguing:
- That they did not intend to cause grievous bodily harm;
- That they acted in self-defence.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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