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Infliction of bodily harm: article of the Criminal Code

At present, our society is divided into social strata. Differences of national and class type against the background of the lack of social unity generate crimes, especially such as causing bodily harm, the article for which provides for serious terms of imprisonment.

The definition of the term "serious harm to health" is associated with the infliction of injuries that resulted in loss of speech, sight and hearing, loss of the body or its functions, substance abuse and drug abuse, psychological disorders, facial disfigurement, and full or permanent disability.

The circumstances under which the bodily injuries occurred were determined by the Criminal Code. For example, the intentional nature of the crime is classified according to Article 111 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, the state of affect is classified already by 113 articles, the excess of self-defense (actions taken to detain a person) is already Article 114, and the infliction of grievous bodily injuries is Article 118 of the Criminal Code.

According to data provided by statisticians, this type of crime is quite common. The motive for him is aggression and its unmotivated component. Most often (according to statistics), when bodily harm occurs, the article 113 and 111 is imputed to young people under the age of 29 years. This is due to the fact that at this age the human body is at the peak of its development, when the number of hormones and adrenaline pushes young people to unprepared and unplanned crimes. Articles under the number 118 and 114 are related mainly to unforeseen life situations.

For the infliction of grievous bodily harm, Article 111 of the Criminal Code deprives the guilty person of freedom for up to eight years, provided that this harm to health was caused intentionally. In other circumstances, freedom is limited to 3 to 5 years. However, in the commission of a crime that involves the infliction of bodily harm, Article 111 in relation to the grouping of persons (previously agreed) who committed the act (or committed in relation to 2 or more persons) provides for imprisonment for a term of 5 to 12 years .

The infliction of bodily harm Article 113 of the Criminal Code, which provides for being in a state of affect, restricts freedom for a period of 2 years, since the guilty person could not control his emotions, his strength, and fully realize his actions. Also, in special circumstances, the infliction of bodily harm (Article 114 "Exceeding the limits of self-defense") entails a restriction or imprisonment for one year.

The infliction of grievous bodily harm (Article 118 "By negligence") provides for fines of various sizes, as well as compulsory (correctional) works and deprivation (restriction) of freedom. Terms of punishment are appointed based on many factors, such as mitigating and aggravating circumstances, remorse, confession of guilt and many others.

Well, what should we do if the crime has been committed against you and you are a victim?

If you as a victim are severely injured as a result of an attack, you need to try to recover from the person who committed this criminal act money for compensation for moral and material damage. The defense of their interests will best be entrusted to a lawyer in criminal matters. In order to file a claim for material and moral claims in court, it will be necessary to provide all receipts and checks for payment of services rendered by medical personnel, all purchased drugs, diagnostic procedures and operations, as well as other expenses that were the consequences of this crime. In order for your expectations to coincide with the outcome of the court hearing, you need to contact a qualified lawyer.

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