KNOW YOUR LAWS: Grievous harm and maim

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KNOW YOUR LAWS: Grievous harm and maim

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  1. GRIEVOUS HARM

(1) A person who intentionally causes grievous harm to another is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 10 years or on summary conviction to imprisonment for 3 years.

(2) Any person who recklessly causes grievous harm to another is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment to 5 years or on summary conviction to imprisonment for one year.

  1. MAIM OR DANGEROUS HARM

(1) A person who intentionally causes a maim or any dangerous harm to any other person is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 20 years or on summary conviction for 5 years.

(2) A person who recklessly causes a maim or any dangerous harm to another is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 10 years or on summary conviction to imprisonment for 3 years.

(3) In this section—

“Dangerous harm” means harm endangering life;

“Maim” means the destruction or permanent disabling of any external or internal organ, limb or faculty.

 

“We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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  1. Only the Law Abiding Citizen want to know and follow the Law. The criminals rejects the Law and make their own rules, the only rules of law they are interested in are those that can get them back on the streets FREE. And it can be said, some police Officers don't abide with the Law; so what then!!??. When the Law abiding citizen or their family is attacked by someone with a weapon (cutlass or gun), HOW can they defend their family without inflicting bodily harm to the attacker!!?? or are you saying we should turn our backs and get Killed?. Don't quote something that makes no sense. Laws should be written by someone with brain cells and be SPECIFIC so that no one can ABUSE by double meaning. There are too many Lawyers twisting the Law in favour of the criminal and neither the JUDGE or Law Makers speak up and say NO that is not so.

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  2. Really? Those laws are just written in the books & don't do anything when it comes to the reality of the situation.

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