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What is Great Bodily Injury?

Causing great bodily injury isn’t its own crime. But if someone suffers from great bodily injury because of a crime committed upon them or near them, it enhances the sentence for the defendant.

Common Examples of Great Bodily Injury

Each case is different and there isn’t a list of specific great bodily injuries that you can refer to. But there are common injuries that have been considered great bodily injuries and enhanced a criminal sentence. These include:

  • Dog bites
  • Broken bones
  • A black eye, or swollen eye with visible bruises after 4 months
  • Blistering or second-degree burns
  • Wounds requiring stitches
  • Vaginal soreness, bloody knees, and neck pain from a rape
  • Contusions, swelling, discoloration visible the day after an attack
  • Gunshot wounds

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Sentence Enhancements for Great Bodily Injury

The sentence enhancement for causing great bodily injury to someone during the committing of a felony or attempting to commit a felony is 3 to 6 years in a California state prison.

The 3 to 6 years is in addition to the penalties for the felony committed and it is to be served out consecutively with the felony punishment.

Causing great bodily injury to someone counts as a strike on your record under California’s Three Strike Law.

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Legal Defenses for Causing Great Bodily Injury

The legal defenses for crimes causing great bodily injury vary because there are many different crimes that can have this sentence enhancement. Great bodily injury is ultimately determined by the jury. But a good criminal defense attorney can help influence the jury on whether the injury caused was really great bodily injury.

Have you been legally accused of committing a crime that caused great bodily injury? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is essential to obtain legal council for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who understands your situation and the consequences you face.

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Email: mark@FresnoCriminalLawyer.com

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Your Defense Attorney for for Crimes that Caused Great Bodily Injury

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Violent Crimes such as Gang Crimes, Gun Charges, Domestic Violence, and Assault with a deadly weapon to name a few.

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Your Defense Attorney for Crimes that Caused Great Bodily Injury

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Violent Crimes such as Gang Crimes, Gun Charges, Domestic Violence, and Assault with a deadly weapon to name a few.

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About Mark Broughton:

Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:

Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

He has received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for his clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.

Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer and is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Other Qualifications:
  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
  • Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
  • Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients.  He sees every individual’s situation with compassion and empathy and believes that every person has the right to a fair trial and is innocent until proven guilty.

Above all, he enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Crime 40%
  • White Collar Crime 20%
  • Violent Crime 20%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • Sex Crimes 10%

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