According to the Criminal Code in section 265, an assault occurs when you intentionally apply direct or indirect force on another person without their consent. If a person accosts, threatens or impedes another person, it can be classified as an assault.
Assault charges can arise from many different situations. No matter what the circumstances are, it is extremely important to take advice from experienced assault lawyers to defend your rights, freedom and reputation. At Hadford Defence Group in Lethbridge, we provide effective and affordable representation for those charged with assault, and help you understand the charges you are facing. We have years of experience and know what is needed to defend those who are charged with assault or any other violent crime offences. Call us now to book an appointment with our lawyers. We serve clients across Southern Alberta.
The repercussions of being found guilty of an assault charge are significant. You may receive a criminal record or can be sentenced to jail. The jail sentence for causing bodily harm can be anywhere between 2 to 10 years in jail, and more for aggravated assault! However, the court may impose probation with counselling or a fine for less serious assault allegations. Every allegation of assault is a fact-specific inquiry. You can consult our criminal assault lawyers to assist you with identifying potential defences to specific types of allegations.
Our experienced criminal lawyers can identify valid defences to an assault allegation. Our team of lawyers will thoroughly study the case to identify if there is scope for defence, such as if the victim provided consent, or if there was mistaken belief in consent or assault was committed in self-defence.
Whether you are charged with domestic assault, sexual assault or an offence of assault causing bodily harm, we can provide the right consultation, by reviewing the evidence against you and provide an honest assessment of your case to explore legal defence options. To book an appointment with us, please call us now for a free consultation or to know more about our flexible payment plans.