Assault Charges


Assault is the deliberate act of applying force, whether directly or indirectly, to another person without their consent.

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Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault charges are applicable when the accused causes serious harm, permanent injury, disfigurement, or endangers the life of the victim. The resulting injury is typically severe and long-lasting in nature.

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Assault with a Weapon

The charge of assault with a weapon applies when an individual uses or threatens to use a weapon, resulting in bodily harm. Weapons can include not only firearms and knives but also everyday objects.

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Spousal Assault

Spousal assault refers to any intentional act of non-consensual force against an intimate partner within the same household, such as a current or former spouse, common-law partner, or dating partner. While not a distinct criminal offense under the Canadian Criminal Code, individuals often face charges related to various other criminal code offences, including the charge of simple assault (section 266).

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Assaulting a Peace Officer

Assaulting a peace officer involves intentionally applying force to a police officer, resisting arrest by assaulting a police officer, or assaulting a police officer during a lawful search or seizure.

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Assault Causing Bodily Harm

This offence occurs when physical force is used, resulting in bodily harm to the victim. Bodily harm can range from minor injuries such as scratches or a black eye to more severe injuries like sprains or broken bones.

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Uttering Threats

Uttering threats involves communicating an intention to cause harm or damage to a person or property.

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