(2) Every person who commits serious bodily harm is guilty of a criminal offence and may be punished by imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years. This is a more serious type of attack that usually results in serious, potentially life-debilitating injuries, or a real danger of death to the victim. Serious bodily harm is still considered a criminal offence, with a maximum penalty of 14 years` imprisonment. This is a more serious type of assault that usually results in serious injuries that could change the victim`s life or the possibility of death for the victim. This is a more serious type of bodily harm that is still charged with a criminal offence. In this type of attack, the attacker intends to injure the victim using a weapon such as a knife, a weapon or a heavy object such as a bat. The consequences of this type of assault are a real danger of death for the victim or serious or lifelong debilitating injuries. When violent acts happen to a police officer, he has his own charge, but he is prosecuted in the same way as other charges. Depending on the circumstances, a charge of assault by a police officer may be a summary conviction or a criminal offence. It depends on the plot. Unlike simple bodily injuries, which cause bodily harm, only apply if physical violence has been used and, as a result, someone has been injured. In context, this means that in the case of a typical hockey game, athletes who become controlled by their bodies or throw away their gloves and fight each other cannot be charged with assault or prosecute each other for assault, even if it is clearly acts of violence.
These athletes gave their approval the moment they put on the equipment and entered the rink. On the other hand, a person walking down the street who is suddenly accidentally slapped in the face is the victim of an attack and the attacker would be pursued. Assaults do not always have to be associated with physical violence. It can be used when someone threatens physical violence against someone or brandishes a weapon. The victim must have reasonable grounds for the perpetrator to perpetuate his or her intention to use physical violence. There must be no evidence of physical violence such as injury or bruising for an attack to be committed. There simply has to be an intention. While these definitions apply to assault in general, some forms of assault have their own requirements and some are treated more seriously than others. Attacking a peace officer, commonly referred to as an attack on a police officer, is often punished more severely than the type of attack he or she would face, whether or not he or she is a first-time offender.
Attacking a police offer has the same maximum penalties as simple bodily harm, assault with a weapon and grievous bodily harm, but since attacking an officer is a serious crime, you are often more at risk of getting the maximum sentence. This is the most basic type of assault charge in Canada. Also known as a „joint attack,” she is charged when the physical altercation takes place between two people, such as when fights take place. Attempts and threats of aggression fall into this category. For first-time offenders, the simple attack is usually treated as a summary conviction, and the prosecutor rarely asks for a prison sentence for those convicted. However, in more serious cases of simple bodily harm, it may be considered a criminal offence requiring a more formal trial and a more severe sentence. Kaitlyn Perrin and Michelle Parhar of YYC Criminal Defence have experience handling various assault charges. You know these crimes like the back of your hand and can tailor a defense to your personal situation. Bodily harm within the meaning of section 265 (1) of the Canadian Criminal Code: A person commits an assault if (a) he or she intentionally engages in violence against that other person without the consent of another person, directly or indirectly, (b) he or she attempts or threatens to use force against another person by an act or gesture if he or she makes that other person believe or make believe for good reasons, that he has done so, present the ability to achieve his goal; or (c) when you carry or imitate a weapon or an imitation thereof, attack or hinder or beg another person. (4) For the purposes of this section and section 265, no consent to the total or partial cutting, infibulation or mutilation of a person`s lips, labia minora or clitoris is valid except as described in paragraph 3(a) and (b). The basic definition of assault in Canada is the intention to use force directly or indirectly against someone else without that person`s consent.
This is a very important point to keep in mind; The threat of bodily harm is all that is necessary for a charge of bodily harm to be laid by law. It is NOT necessary for an actual injury to occur for a charge of bodily injury to occur. The most important points of a charge of bodily injury are that the accused person had the direct intention to cause harm and the person who was injured did not consent. There are many types of attacks and deciding when and if each one applies can be very complex. If you have been charged with assault, it is important that you do not face the charges yourself. It is strongly recommended to consult a lawyer. AAssault is one of the most serious violations a Canadian can commit, and if convicted, it can result in a criminal record and a possible jail sentence. In the Criminal Code, there are different types of bodily harm, all of which are punished differently and have different degrees of severity. People accused of assault in Canada are often confused about the seriousness of the case. They often turn to our law firm after being charged with the crime, and „How serious is a charge of bodily injury?” is one of the first questions they ask.
This ignorance is explained by the fact that there are many types of assault charges in Canada, each of which carries different penalties. Therefore, it is important to understand the general classification of personal injury claims in Canadian law. But even though we have established the basics of what an attack is, there are still different types of attacks in Canada that carry different weights in the eyes of the law. Sexual assault is an assault on a person who violates the sexual integrity of a victim. These can be threats or physical touching of a person of a sexual nature. Allegations of sexual assault can hold a person liable to a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, unless the victim has not reached the age of consent (16 years), in which case the accused is liable to a sentence of up to 14 years in prison. For sexual assault with a weapon, the minimum sentence is four years in prison with a maximum sentence of 14 years, depending on the use of the weapon and the number of crimes the person has committed. In the case of a serious sexual assault, the minimum sentence for first-time offenders is 5 years, with a maximum of life imprisonment, depending on the age of the victim and the number of crimes committed. Once you have contacted a defense attorney, your lawyer will help you fully understand your case and provide you with a range of defense strategies.
As with serious bodily injury, this means that there have been much more serious consequences and/or injuries for the victim, and is still judged as a criminal offence. If it is a weapon, such as a weapon, the minimum prison sentence if convicted is four years. It is important to be aware of your case and the discrepancies between assault charges in the Canadian Criminal Code, but this does not negate the need for a defence lawyer who is familiar with the criminal law and allegations of assault. Be sure to hire qualified Alberta defence counsel if you are charged with assault. A summary conviction for sexual assault can result in up to 18 months in prison or, if the victim is under the age of 16, the sentence ranges from at least six months in prison to two years less one day in prison. Assault with a weapon or bodily harm is a much more serious charge than simple bodily harm. This charge relates to the threat, use or carrying of a weapon or imitation of a weapon, causing bodily harm (serious bodily harm that affects their life or comfort for more than a short period of time), or choking or choking a person. Being charged with this form of assault can result in up to 10 years in prison and harsh sentences. All assault charges vary in severity, ranging from simple to serious. Most of them can also be prosecuted either as a less serious summary report or as a more serious criminal offence.
The only thing that doesn`t change with any of these charges is that once you`re convicted, you`ll have an entry in your criminal record. In addition, it is not necessary that there be bodily injury for a charge of bodily injury to take place. After all, the person charged with assault was directly targeting the person, and the person who was injured did not give consent. More serious versions of sexual assault, they are charged in the same way depending on the circumstances. There are both summary convictions and criminal convictions. Maximum sentences range from 18 months to 10 years in prison. As with all criminal charges, if your lawyer can raise a reasonable doubt about the charge of assault, you can be acquitted or drop the charges. Criminal charges must be „beyond a reasonable doubt,” and if your lawyer can raise reasonable doubts about the charges, this can lead to an acquittal.
Sexual assault can include anything from non-consensual contact to rape.