Unlawful Wounding

Unlawful wounding is a class 6 felony and punishable with a minimum prison sentence of 1 year and not more than 5 years or at the discretion of the Judge or jury up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2500. Unlawful wounding is a lesser included offense of Malicious Wounding and carries all of the elements of proof of Malicious Wounding with the exception of malicious intent.

Malicious intent is the motivation that you had at the time of committing the offense. Determining intent and presenting that proof to a judge or jury can be very complicated and generally requires a great deal of preparation before trial.

As with Malicious Wounding this type of case is very fact specific and it requires a consult with an attorney to determine the issues involved in your case and any possible defenses that may be available. It is suggested that you contact an attorney as soon as possible if charged with this offense.