Recklessly causing serious injury
Recklessly causing serious injury is the second most serious assault charge. One of the important distinctions with this charge is that it can be heard in the Magistrates Court. Often the aim in an assault charge is to negotiate the hearing of the case in the Magistrates Court so that the sentence can be limited.
This charge is defined under Section 15 of the Crimes Act 1958.
The maximum penalty for recklessly causing serious injury is 15 years imprisonment.
To prove this charge it must be shown that you
1. caused serious injury to another person
2. that this action was reckless
3. and that you had no lawful excuse to do so.
To read further about this charge click on the following link - Recklessly causing serious injury