great bodily injury
- It refers to the severe physical harm caused to a victim due to a violent act, which could potentially lead to death, long-term loss or malfunction of a body part, or lifelong disfiguration. This physical damage is considered more extensive than the typical harm experienced in an act of battery
- The attacker was charged with causing great bodily injury to the victim in the assault case.
- The law considers a perpetrator guilty of a felony if they cause great bodily injury during the commission of a crime.
- If the evidence shown can prove that great bodily injury occurred, it will significantly impact the sentencing.