Affordable defence for assault and aggravated assault
Assault is a violent crime charge that falls under the Criminal Code. By definition, however, an assault does not need to cause harm. The activity at issue may be simply the attempt or threat to apply force.
There are a range of assault charges that may be laid according to Canada’s criminal law. Each one carries significant penalties upon conviction and accused people require the services of a seasoned defence lawyer to effectively represent them.
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Assault can arise from everyday interactions between people, or when an altercation gets out of control. Often, people charged with assault are new to the criminal justice system and do not know the ins and outs of what happens after charges are laid. Our team sees them through it, by providing advocacy and support throughout all legal proceedings.
The assault lawyers at Ottawa’s Edelson Friedman Black LLP defend people accused of crimes, including:
- Aggravated assault
- Assault with a weapon
- Assault causing bodily harm
- Domestic assault
In each one of these cases, the circumstances at issue will determine the severity of the potential penalty. Domestic assault charges are dealt with strictly and police have a “must charge” policy even if the charges are unfounded. Simple assault, on the other hand, has several potential defences, including consent.
Our lawyers know the mechanics of altercations — how they happen and how injuries can occur. We are also superb trial advocates with the skill to effectively cross-examine witness testimony. Our ability to identify weaknesses in event timelines and inconsistencies in the stories of witnesses often results in a positive result for our clients.
Call us at 613-223-4089 in Ottawa or contact us online to book a FREE consultation. Our Ottawa lawyers handle domestic violence cases with discretion for the sake of our clients’ protection.
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