Area of Law: Criminal Law
Answer Number: 1835
AssaultRegion: Ontario Answer Number: 1835
There are many different kinds of assault under the Canadian Criminal Code, including assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault, and several types of sexual assault.
What is considered simple assault?
Generally, assault is where one person does something which is forceful or which threatens force to another person without their consent or permission. There is no requirement for actual physical harm or injury. For example, if you have been seriously threatened with force, or if force has been used against you, the person who committed these acts can still be charged with assault.
Assault applies to violence between spouses and partners. If you believe that you have been assaulted, you should call the police right away.
The penalties for assault vary widely. If you have been charged with assault, or any criminal offence, and need to hire a criminal defence lawyer, contact our preferred experts:
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