Typically, assault occurs when a person tries to intentionally apply direct or indirect force to another person. It could also occur when a person threatens force. As a result, it is a crime that occurs quite often. Assault is governed by section 265 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Definition of Assault in Section 265
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.
What can the Criminal Lawyers at Capulli Law, Vaughan and Woodbridge’s foremost Criminal Lawyers do for you?
The Vaughan Criminal Lawyers at Capulli Law realize that assault can carry very dire consequences. Usually the penalty depends on the level of harm incurred by the victim. Some of the penalties that could be given include incarceration, probation, or DNA Orders. It is very important that you hire a firm that has skill in this area. If you or a loved one has been charged with assault, call Capulli law at (647) 504-6878 and speak to our Vaughan Criminal Lawyers. We will be with you every step of the way and make sure that you are properly informed throughout the process. Our Vaughan Criminal lawyers always put your needs first. Remember, the consultation is free and there are no obligations.