Assault Offences - Assault Causing Bodily Harm

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Section 267(b) criminalizes an assault that causes bodily harm to another person.

To secure a conviction, the prosecution must prove that 1) there was an intentional application of force to another person, either directly or indirectly; and 2) that the assault resulted in bodily harm to the other person. Bodily harm includes any injury that is more than trifling or transient in nature, like a broken arm or black eye.

Assault causing bodily harm is considered a more serious offence than simple assault due to the level of harm inflicted. Penalties for this offence can be more severe and may include fines, probation, restraining orders, or imprisonment, depending on the specific circumstances of the case.

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