Originally Posted by DRR007
Perhaps just re-wording your original statement would have avoided it being misread.
Reads ok I think.
There are recognised differences between the affect of common assault, abh or gbh. Common Assault
, minor cuts and bruises to the body, black eyes, whiplash from being struck, bloody noses, fat lips, chipped teeth. Actual Bodily Harm
, loss or breaking of teeth, temporary loss of sensory functions, extensive or multiple bruising, minor fractures and cuts requiring stitches, psychiatric injury going beyond fear, distress or panic. GBH
, injury resulting in some permanent disability or visible disfigurement, broken or displaced limbs or bones, injuries requiring blood transfusion or long treatment.
I guess there's usually some haggling room as to which one fits, but its not unknown to press for a higher charge in the hope you'll plead to a lesser one.
(who knows sweet FA, but is interested in most things)