What is Assault?- De Boyrie Law


What is Assault?

Criminal Code Definition of Assault:

265 (1) A person commits an assault when

  1. without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly;
  2. he attempts or threatens, by an act or a gesture, to apply force to another person, if he has, or causes that other person to believe on reasonable grounds that he has, present ability to effect his purpose; or
  3. while openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation thereof, he accosts or impedes another person or begs.

Assault is a serious charge which can occur whether or not force was actually used or just attempted or threatened. Regardless of the type of assault, the accused can face very serious penalties if convicted. As a result, it is very important to have an experienced criminal lawyer to help guide you through the entire process.

Assault Lawyer Toronto

What can De Boyrie Law do for you?

If you are found guilty of Assault, there are very serious impacts on your life that can affect future employment, travel plans, and more.

Alex De Boyrie has experience successfully representing clients who have been accused of Assault. He has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges completely withdrawn. We believe in crafting an individualized defence for each case and providing each client with the utmost attention to detail and representation, by an experienced Assault Lawyer.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Assault, call us today for a consultation at (416) 727-1389. De Boyrie Law is covering Toronto, Vaughan, and the Greater Toronto Area.