Domestic Assault, Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Assault Causing Bodily Harm
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We have successfully defended hundreds of assault cases.
Michael P. Juskey is a Newmarket Assault Lawyer who can help you achieve the best possible results in the criminal justice system. The Criminal Code of Canada defines an assault as the intentional application of force against another person without their consent. A threat (by act or gesture) to apply force against another person is also an assault. If you are openly carrying a weapon and you approach someone aggressively, obstruct them or beg from them, you may be committing an assault. Simple assault is a hybrid offence which means the crown attorney can elect to proceed summarily (less serious) or by indictment (more serious). The criminal sanctions for an assault charge can range from jail to fines to probation.
If you have been arrested and charged with a violent crime and have a court appearance in Newmarket, call 416-428-2760 or email Mike@mpjlaw.ca for a free, confidential consultation.
I am very happy with Michael and my outcome. Michael dealt with my case in a very efficient and professional manner. My first meeting with Michael was very informative and decisive. He laid out a plan and direction to deal with my issue. He as well discussed expected timelines and kept to those. I was late completing my work – but not too long after he got the best result for my case – withdrawn! I would highly recommend him. Thank you again Michael for your help with my case.
R v J.G.
J.G. was charged with assault (x2), uttering death threats and criminal harassment after his ex-girlfriend made a complaint to the police. He adamantly denied the allegations. Our objective was to persuade the crown to withdraw the charges unconditionally otherwise we would be setting a trial date. Given the seriousness of the allegations the crown was reluctant to drop the charges and insisted on a guilty plea. Trial dates were set. Following a 2-day trial, my client was acquitted of all charges as the Judge concluded that the complainant was an incredible witness due to a lengthly cross-examination. No jail. No criminal record. Full vindication.
R v J.L.
My client’s charges of Assault (x2) were withdrawn at the request of the crown. No criminal record.
R v A.S.
A.S. was charged with Assault, Assault with a Weapon and Assault Causing Bodily Harm stemming from a fight at a house party. There were two other co-accused. My client was alleged to have struck the complainant in the head with a bottle while he was kicked on the ground by the other defendants. Despite the lack of a criminal record, the crown initially sought a jail term of 90 days. The crown was reluctant to withdraw the charges and a three-day trial was scheduled. As the trial dates approached, the crown attorney finally agreed with our position that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction. Accordingly, the charges were withdrawn and the trial dates vacated. No jail. No criminal record.
R v C.T.
My client was charged with Assault and Break & Enter (dwelling) following a messy New Years Eve celebration. Upon being retained our office was successful in persuading the crown that there was a very small prospect of conviction in the matter. Eventually, both charges were withdrawn. No jail. No criminal record.