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Definitions of Harm

The State of Minnesota defines bodily harm in several ways. The level of harm is what determines the level of the assault charge.

Carson J. Heefner has over 20 years of experience representing clients throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota, fighting to secure satisfactory results that enable clients to move forward with their lives.

Definitions Of Bodily Harm

The following are Minnesota’s definitions of bodily harm:

  • Great Bodily Harm – If the injury creates a high probability of death, which causes serious and permanent disfigurement or causes a protracted loss or impairment of any bodily member.
  • Substantial Bodily Harm – If the injury causes substantial disfigurement that is temporary, or causes a substantial, but temporary, impairment or loss of function of any bodily member.
  • Bodily Harm – If the injury causes illness, physical pain, or any type of impairment of a person’s physical condition.

Contact A Twin Cities Assault Defense Lawyer

Carson J. Heefner has over 20 years experience representing individuals charged with assault crimes in the State of Minnesota. If you or someone you know is accused of assault, contact Carson at  612-202-8971 or for a free consultation.