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They are completely wrong. If they have said anything like that then that is a nonsense. It is for the Crown to decide.
If it is just a broken jaw in one place then I would charge it as an ABH. If there are complications to the break or it is particularly prolonged I would charge it as a GBH but the truth is that it is probably top end of one or lower end of the other so there wouldn't be much difference in sentence.
This is not for you to worry about though. It is not really even from them. It is a decision for CPS.
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Well, tell them that you cannot and it is not your duty to decide.
They know that perfectly well.
tell them that you cannot and it is not your duty to decide.
No problem and all the best.
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If there is a conviction you might get a compensation order.
You could claim from criminal injuries compensation and you could sue.
In truth though, it is not likely to be a lot and probably not worth pursuing.
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