- Assault Causing Bodily Harm
- Assault with a Weapon
- Aggravated Assault
The Criminal Code defines Assault as the intentional application of force without consent to another person. The crime of assault can also include an attempt or threat to apply force to another person.
The offence of Assault Causing Bodily Harm is one where the victim of the assault has sustained an injury that is more than “mere trifling in nature”. If a weapon is used during an assault the charge of Assault with a Weapon could be laid by the police.
The more serious charge of Aggravated Assault is usually laid if the victim is wounded, maimed, disfigured, or his life endangered in any way.
Being charged with domestic assault can instantly change your life. In dealing with a charge that can turn your world upside down, you need a lawyer with experience to ensure your rights are vigorously defended.
If released on bail after being charged, an Accused will likely have strict conditions preventing any communication with the spouse, or attending the family home.
During this difficult time, a lawyer can argue on your behalf to minimize the bail restrictions, and help ease the stressful circumstances in which an Accused finds themselves.
If you have been charged with any form of assault, there are things that you can do to assist your lawyer in defending the case, contact Mr. Wolson for further information.