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Toronto Aggravated Assault Lawyer Michael P. Juskey will fight to achieve the best possible result in your assault case.  In Canadian criminal law assaults are categorized by the level of severity of the alleged injuries.  The Criminal Code of Canada contains provisions for all types of assaults (sexual assault, assault peace officer etc.) but has three specific offences which deal with violent acts.  The three levels of violent assault in canada are: simple assault, assault causing bodily harm and Aggravated Assault. Aggravated assault is by far the most serious and is punished by incarceration.  It is a straight indictable charge that always results in a bail hearing when laid by the police.

Section 268 of the Criminal Code of Canada states:  
268 (1) Every one commits an aggravated assault who wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the complainant.
(2) Every one who commits an aggravated assault is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

Wounding, maiming, disfiguring or endangering life are particularly serious statutory terms which set out the level of injury that must be proven to register a conviction for aggravated assault.  In terms of seriousness, the next level up from Aggravated Assault is attempted murder, and then Homicide. It is important to note that the crown does not need to prove that the accused intended to wound, maim, disfigure or endanger the life of the victim.  The offence is proven if the crown’s evidence can establish that the accused committed an assault and had an objective foresight of the risk of bodily harm. An example would be an individual pushing someone else intentionally, the victim falling to the ground and splitting their head open on the pavement.   

Michael offers professional guidance and strong legal representation for all assault charges:

Frequently Asked Questions:
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What Are the Stages of  a Criminal Case?
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What is a Bail Hearing?
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What is Disclosure in a Criminal Case?
What is a Crown Pre-Trial?
What is a Judicial Pre-Trial?
How Does a Criminal Trial Work? 

Michael P. Juskey is a Toronto Aggravated Assault Lawyer who knows how to get the best results from the Canadian justice system.  Our law firm can help you avoid jail and a criminal record.  Call 416-428-2760 now for a free consultation.

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