Ottawa Assault Lawyers
All assault charges are serious criminal offences. If you have been charged with a domestic assault, you should seek help from an experienced criminal lawyer.
Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP can help. Our lawyers understand the legal intricacies of these charges, including the special provisions in the Criminal Code that apply specifically to assault-based offences. In addition, we are aware of the defences available to an assault charge. We will ensure that your legal rights are protected, and we will work to achieve the best possible outcome.
The Criminal Code of Canada defines several different criminal assault offences, including:
Assault with a Weapon
Assault causing Bodily Harm
Assault on a Peace Officer (Police)
Assault while Resisting Arrest
It is up to the police to determine what charges to lay, based upon the legal definition of each type of assault. After that, the Crown will examine the circumstances surrounding the assault, the injuries inflicted on the victim, and if a weapon was used, when making its determination about how to proceed with the charges.
In addition to regular assault charges, there are two specific types of assaults that are treated differently and require special attention: sexual assaults and domestic assaults. For more information about these offences, please see the appropriate criminal offences page.
If you are under investigation for any form of criminal assault, or if you have been arrested and charged with an offence, call Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP at 613-235-9779 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.
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