Assault can be a serious charge with serious consequences if found guilty, including a criminal record, a jail sentence, and losing contact with your family in the case of domestic assault. You will also face the long-term implications of a criminal history. Assaults can be against a stranger, a member of your family or residence, or in a sexual encounter. It is your right to contact a lawyer and seek legal representation. At Advocate Law, our team of criminal lawyers will create a strong defence that could help you avoid the consequences of these criminal charges.

Assault charges come in various forms. Some common charges are:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Aggravated assault
  • Common assault
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Assault causing harm
  • Uttering threats
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When charged with any of these counts, it is important to have a criminal lawyer defend your case. Our experienced team of criminal defence lawyers will provide you with reliable legal advice on what to do next and how best to protect your rights. We will review the evidence presented against you and create an aggressive strategy tailored to your common assault or domestic assault case.

Advocate Law has extensive experience in providing criminal defence services for those charged with criminal offences. Our team of dedicated lawyers is committed to defending your case and ensuring that you receive the best outcome possible. Our proven strategies will help you avoid costly fines, jail time, and a criminal record. We understand how stressful this experience can be, which is why our approach is tailored to meet your needs.

Assault FAQs

What is common assault?

Common assault is a term that is used to describe charges of assault under the Criminal Code. While the Code does not explicitly define what forms of assault constitute a common assault, it is generally accepted to be an assault that does not involve a weapon or result in serious injury or bodily harm.

What are the assault charges I can face?

Assault charges come in various forms. Some common criminal charges include domestic assault, common assault, assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault, sexual assault, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

What is domestic assault?

Domestic assault is a specific charge of assault pertaining to the action of harming or intent to harm a family or household member or partner. Domestic assaults can include words or threats, acts or gestures implying an assault, physical violence on another person, or implying physical harm or a threat against another person. The effects and consequences of a domestic assault arrest are drastic and immediate. If charged with domestic violence, the accused can no longer return home or even contact their partner.

What is considered uttering threats?

Uttering threats is a broad section of the Criminal Code that can be interpreted to mean many things. The most common charges involve uttering threats of death and bodily harm.

What is aggravated assault in Alberta?

Aggravated assault in Alberta is an assault that results in wounding, maiming, disfiguring or endangers the life of the complainant (victim). Usually, alleged assaults involve a weapon, such as a firearm or a knife.

How long does a criminal record last?

When a person is convicted of a criminal offence in Canada, the record is registered with the RCMP against that person for life. Criminal records contain information about your identity, charges against you, convictions, fingerprints, photographs, and DNA evidence where collected. A criminal record can impact your life and affect your ability to get a job, secure housing, and travel outside of Canada.

If I am charged with assault, should I get a defence lawyer?

Charges of assault are serious, and they require help from an experienced criminal lawyer. The Advocate Law team is experienced and successful in defending against assault charges. We will provide reliable legal advice on your next steps and how to best protect your rights.

Can my assault charges be dropped?

Assault charges are dropped for many reasons. Sometimes the charge is dropped before the trial, where the Crown does not believe there is enough evidence to prove the case. If you are looking to avoid the consequences of severe charges like assault, you will need a skilled and experienced criminal defence lawyer. Our team of dedicated lawyers is committed to defending your assault case and ensuring you receive the best possible outcome.

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  1. Contact our team at Advocate Law for a free consultation where we will review your assault charges.
  2. We consider all possibilities to build the most effective defence for your assault case.
  3. Our team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to helping you beat your assault and sexual assault charges.

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