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Lawyer under Article 125 of the Criminal Code – Intentional slight bodily injury

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Traditionally, the most serious crimes against health and life include bodily harm. Most often, the damage from such encroachments cannot be financially compensated. We are talking, in particular, about the intentional infliction of minor injuries. Responsibility for this offense is reflected in Article 125 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. If you need the protection of a lawyer under this article, contact the specialists of our Prykhodko and Partners law office. We will be able to protect your interests at a high professional level.

Classification of the concept of "bodily injuries"

The modern criminal legislation of Ukraine defines the following classification of bodily injuries: light, medium and severe (Articles 125, 122 and 121 of the Criminal Code, respectively). As for serious bodily injuries, additional signs for qualification are provided for them.

The degree of severity is determined by a forensic expert in accordance with the existing Rules for determining the severity of bodily injuries.

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What is the measure of responsibility provided for by Article 125 of the Criminal Code?

Liability for intentional infliction of minor injuries varies depending on the severity of the committed actions. These can be, for example, fines (up to 100 NMDH), community service (up to 240 hours), correctional work (up to one year), restriction of freedom (up to 2 years), arrest (up to 6 months).

Article 125 of the Criminal Code clearly defines what constitutes minor injuries. This is a short-term health disorder that does not involve long-term disability. As for practice, such injuries include bruises, concussions, etc.

Causing light bodily harm is considered a misdemeanor by criminal law. This means that the investigator, whose activities are coordinated by the prosecutor, is responsible for conducting the pre-trial investigation. The main features of the pre-trial investigation:

  1. Promptness (72 hours after the suspicion was served, the prosecutor is obliged to send the indictment).
  2. In the documents (application, description of investigative actions, etc.) it must be written how the infliction of certain physical injuries occurred).

Please note: minor injuries caused unintentionally (for example, due to carelessness) are not punishable under current legislation. Those light bodily injuries that were caused intentionally are criminally punishable. The concept of bodily harm is not the same as the concept of beating. Beatings involve repeated application, while the traces of such an impact are almost imperceptible.

A lawyer under Article 125 of the Criminal Code

A lawyer is exactly the person who will monitor all the actions of law enforcement officers and investigative bodies, regardless of whether you committed a crime under Article 125 of the Criminal Code or became a victim of these actions. Lawyers Prykhodko and Partners will find out all the circumstances of the crime and draw conclusions about whether their client is really involved in the actions incriminated against him. We will be able to prepare our clients for interrogations and other actions. This will allow you to build the most effective defense strategy.

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That is why we recommend involving a lawyer even at the stage of the pre-trial investigation. The right to qualified legal protection is an inalienable right of every citizen of Ukraine. Our lawyers will not allow the facts to be distorted and will do everything possible within the current legal framework for quality protection of your interests.

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