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.
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).
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.
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.