Know Your Laws: Maim or Dangerous Harm

Know Your Laws: Maim or Dangerous Harm

(Section 99: CRIMINAL CODE OF ST. LUCIA 2008)

(1)     A person who intentionally causes a maim or any dangerous harm to any other person is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 20 years or on summary conviction for 5 years.

(2)     A person who recklessly causes a maim or any dangerous harm to another is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 10 years or on summary conviction to imprisonment for 3 years.

(3)     In this section—

“Dangerous harm” means harm endangering life;

“Maim” means the destruction or permanent disabling of any external or internal organ, limb or faculty.

“We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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