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Charged with Assault?

The Law Office of Michael P. Juskey is here to help.  Our firm has successfully defended hundreds of assault charges, including:  assault, domestic assault, assaulting a peace officer, assault causing bodily harm, assault with weapon and aggravated assault.  These offences are serious and it is not uncommon for crown attorneys to seek jail time and criminal convictions in such matters.  There is no substitute to having an experienced criminal lawyer on your side to protect your rights and act as your guide through the criminal justice system.  Whether your case resolves or goes to trial, our objective at all times is to obtain the best possible result in your case.  If you have been charged with assault and are seeking legal advice, contact our office now to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

What is an Assault?

The Criminal Code of Canada defines an Assault as:
265. (1) A person commits an assault when
(a) without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly;
(b) 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
(c) while openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation thereof, he accosts or impedes another person or begs.
(2) This section applies to all forms of assault, including sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm and aggravated sexual assault.

What is the Punishment for Assault?

266. Every one who commits an assault is guilty of
(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years;
(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction (maximum 6 months jail or $5,000 fine).

The Law Office of Michael P. Juskey has a successful track record of winning assault cases.  The firm provides all clients with exceptional service, professionalism and results.

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