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Assault charges are extremely serious and a conviction will result in a criminal record and even jail time. Our firm is experienced at defending all types of assault charges, and we have strong record at obtaining positive results for our clients. 

Assault Charges

An assault involves the intentional application of force to a person without their consent. This category of offence covers a broad spectrum of criminal conduct and Criminal Code of Canada establishes many different forms of assault offences based on factors such as their severity.

Simple Assault: This is the most common form of assault. A simple assault can arise from a number of actions, such as a slap or a shove. Injuries are not required for an assault charge to be laid. Even a threat of violence towards another person can constitute an assault in certain circumstances. The maximum jail sentence for a conviction for assault is 5 years in prison. 

Assault with a Weapon: This charge can result from an assault that involves the use of a weapon or other object. The maximum jail sentence for an assault with a weapon increases to 10 year in prison. 

Assault Causing Bodily Harm: When an assault causes physical injuries to the victim, the more serious charge of assault causing bodily harm may be laid. A conviction carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail.

Aggravated Assault: This is the most serious form of assault. Aggravated assault charges can result from an assault that causes serious injuries to another person. The potential jail sentence for this offence is up to 14 year in prison. 

Domestic Assault

A domestic assault charge can result from any form of assault that is committed against a domestic partner such as a wife/husband or girlfriend/boyfriend. Although domestic assaults are not considered separate offences under the Criminal Code, they are prosecuted slightly differently than regular assaults. 

For many accused persons, one of the most challenging consequences of being charged with a domestic assault is that the bail or release conditions will almost invariably impose a no contact or communication condition with the complainant. This means that if the accused person lives in the same household as the complainant, he will be required to reside elsewhere, potentially until the final resolution of the case. 

Our firm has significant experience at defending and resolving domestic assault charges. If you or someone you know has been charged with domestic assault, call us now to book a free consultation. 

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