The most common crime of violence that comes before the courts is assault. The definition of assault is found in the Criminal Code at section 265. At the most basic level, an assault takes place when a person intentionally applies direct or indirect force to another person without the other person’s consent.
An assault also takes place when a person attempts or threatens to intentionally apply direct or indirect force to another.
Criminal Code of Canada – Definition of Assault
Section 265(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada, defines assault: A person commits an assault when without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly; he attempts or threatens, by an act or a gesture, to apply force to another person, if he has, or causes that other person to believe on reasonable grounds that he has, present ability to effect his purpose; or while openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation thereof, he accosts or impedes another person or begs.
Why should you hire Passi & Patel for assault related offences?
At Passi & Patel, our Brampton criminal lawyers understand that even the most minor charge of assault can carry with it serious consequences. Often, DNA orders, probation, and incarceration are required if a person is found guilty. Commonly, the greater the harm suffered, the harsher the penalty. For this reason, it is crucial that you hire a firm that is experienced in this area. If you, a friend or a loved one has been charged with assault, call Passi & Patel and speak to one of our Brampton criminal lawyers to set up a free, no obligation consultation.