At Edmond O. Brown, B.A., LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor, we always suggest that it is important to hire an experienced criminal defence lawyer to defend your assault charges in Brampton. Our lawyer, Edmond Brown and his team are dedicated to helping clients facing various assault and other related charges by employing a number of strategies. We can assist you in cases such as:
It is an action when a person attempts to intentionally apply physical force to another person without his/her consent. These charges have various forms under the Canadian Criminal Law such as assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, domestic assault, and more.
Assault with a Weapon
In Canada, assault with a weapon is considered a criminal offence as per regulations. It is described as anyone who commits assault, threatening or using a weapon on another person is guilty and liable to imprisonment of not more than 10 or 18 years based on the circumstances.
Assault Causing Bodily Harm
It is just like assault but with the distinction of actually harming or injuring the other person physically. But, for someone to be charged under this serious offence there has to be some form of physical trauma to the defendant. Anyone who commits assault is guilty of either an indictable offence or imprisonment of not more than 10 and 18 months.
Aggravated assault is the next level of assault, where the injury to the other person is quite serious. So, when you wound, disfigure, or endanger the life of a victim, you’ll be subjected to an indictable offence and imprisonment for a term of not more than 14 years.
Those who are charged with domestic assault will face additional challenges, as the bail restrictions often prevent contact between the accused person and their loved ones. It is an assault that takes place between two individuals who are in a married relationship or currently or formerly dating.
Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest
Many times, a conflict, or fight breaks out between an accused shoplifter and store security, resulting in charges of assault with intent to resisting arrest. The accused may face serious charges, particularly in cases where the security guards were hurt or otherwise injured by the incident.
This occurs when someone knowingly utters, causes, or conveys to any person a threat, in order to cause death or bodily harm, or to kill or injure an animal or bird, or to destroy any personal property. It is a criminal charge that can result in a criminal record and imprisonment.
Criminal harassment consists of repeatedly following, communicating, watching, or besetting a victim or someone known to
the victim without lawful authority. The penalties for a conviction of such offences will vary depending on the specific circumstances, characteristics of the offender and complainant, and other mitigating factors.
In Canada, it is a criminal offence to hold anyone against their will through the exhibition of force and threats. The law says that anyone who forcibly confines or imprisons another person without lawful authorities is guilty of an indictable offence or imprisonment based on certain circumstances.
It is also described as modern-day slavery. Any individual who is involved in the transportation, recruitment, and exercising control or influences over another person, with an intention to exploit the person, is found to be guilty and liable for imprisonment.
If a person causes death of another human whether caused by sudden provocation or being in the heat of passion, is referred to as manslaughter. It can be caused by an unlawful act, criminal negligence, threats, and more. If a firearm is used in the commission of the offence, the convicted person will be liable to imprisonment from a minimum of four years to imprisonment for life.
Any individual who attempts to commit murder is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life. If a gun is used, the convicted is liable to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of 5 and 7 years based on specific circumstances and subsequent offences.
Is a person who causes the death of a human being or commits bodily harm that is likely to cause death. Murder is further classified as first-degree and second-degree murder. When a murder is planned and deliberate, it is classified as first-degree murder. All other types of murder will come under the classification of second-degree murder.
Criminal Negligence Causing Death
If a person causes death to another person, due to criminal negligence and is found guilty, is liable to a minimum punishment for a term of 4 years. If the offender had used a firearm, then he or she is liable to imprisonment for life.
Being arrested for assault in Brampton is not a pleasant experience. If you’re in such a situation, you can trust our experienced lawyer, Edmond Brown. With his team, he can fight to preserve and enforce your legal rights. Call us today.
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