Of the various types of ‘assaults’, aggravated assault is a very serious offence that brings with it, serious penalties. Aggravated assault is defined and punished under section 268 of the Canadian Criminal Code.
Criminal Code of Canada – Definition of Aggravated Assault
Section 268 of Criminal Code of Canada, defines assault as:
(1) Every one commits an aggravated assault who wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the complainant.
(2) Every one who commits an aggravated assault is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years
Aggravated assault is one of the most serious forms of assault. The charge is typically laid based on the level or gravity of harm suffered by the victim. Often, aggravated assault is linked to an assault committed with a weapon or an assault committed with the intent to commit a crime.
Why you should hire Passi & Patel – Criminal Lawyers?
If you, a friend or a loved one is charged with aggravated assault, it must be taken very seriously. Aggravated assault is an ‘indictable offence’ punishable with up to 14 years of imprisonment. At Passi & Patel, our Brampton criminal lawyers have the knowledge, expertise, and skills required to provide you with the most effective defence.