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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 14 August 2017 to date (accessed 19 August 2017 at 19:22)
Part 3 Division 6 Section 35
35   Reckless grievous bodily harm or wounding
(1) Reckless grievous bodily harm—in company A person who, in the company of another person or persons:
(a)  causes grievous bodily harm to any person, and
(b)  is reckless as to causing actual bodily harm to that or any other person,
is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 14 years.
(2) Reckless grievous bodily harm A person who:
(a)  causes grievous bodily harm to any person, and
(b)  is reckless as to causing actual bodily harm to that or any other person,
is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.
(3) Reckless wounding—in company A person who, in the company of another person or persons:
(a)  wounds any person, and
(b)  is reckless as to causing actual bodily harm to that or any other person,
is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.
(4) Reckless wounding A person who:
(a)  wounds any person, and
(b)  is reckless as to causing actual bodily harm to that or any other person,
is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 7 years.
(5) Alternative verdict If on the trial of a person charged with an offence against any subsection of this section the jury is not satisfied that the offence is proven but is satisfied that the person has committed an offence against any other subsection of this section (that carries a lesser maximum penalty), the jury may acquit the person of the offence charged and find the person guilty of an offence against that other subsection. The person is liable to punishment accordingly.