Assault Lawyer


Assault is not only an injury inflicted upon a person without their consent, but it’s also the intention or threat of assault that can lead you to face an assault charge. The latter definition of assault complicates matters, which is all the more reason to consult a law firm. The lawyers at Jaswal & Krueger have successfully defended hundreds of people facing assault charges, including:

There are always amendments and changes made to the Criminal Code. Our lawyers stay on top of what’s going on in the legal world. We stand up for your rights and see that justice is done.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is an indictable offence that carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. This type of assault usually involves very significant or life-threatening injuries.

Assault with a Weapon

Depending on the injuries sustained, this type of assault can be treated as a summary conviction or an indictable offence. Assault with a weapon is where a threat or act of violence is made with a gun, knife, or another item, i.e., a cell phone. If treated as a summary offence, it can carry a maximum sentence of 18 months in jail. If your case is preceded by indictment, you can be facing a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault can be prosecuted as a summary conviction or an indictable offence. Consequently, it carries a maximum sentence of 18 months in jail or up to 10 years in prison, respectively. Sexual assault is the combination of the threat or act of assault in a non-consensual sexual contact.

In the last number of years, the Supreme Court of Canada has released several key decisions that have changed the law surrounding consent and potential defences to sexual assault.

Domestic Assault

Domestic assault involves an assault in the context of an intimate relationship. This might involve the assertion of control over another individual in the same household, such as spouses, girlfriends or boyfriends, and family members. Domestic assault consists of a variety of acts, from physical abuse to sexual abuse to coercion to uttering threats. Criminal harassment also falls into this category. The Criminal Code of Canada does not have a single law that dictates the penalty for domestic assault, but the Criminal Code does prescribe harsher punishments for crimes committed against an intimate partner.

How We Can Help?

Jaswal & Krueger represent defendants of all ages and backgrounds. While we work on your case, we can also provide additional resources and recommend programs throughout British Columbia that can help you move on from the incident.

We will carefully review your case. In our experience, accusations can be made for a number of ulterior motives. For example, a partner may want a divorce or restrict access to their children. Our lawyers listen to your side of the matter and look for clues during interviews that will corroborate your story, as well as find inconsistencies in the accuser’s evidence. If you have prior convictions, we work with you to gather documents that demonstrate your rehabilitation and good character since those prior offences.

A Criminal Defence Lawyer By Your Side

Assault charges can take many forms because of the situations that occur as a result of the assault. It’s essential to find a criminal lawyer who understands the nuances of different assault situations and can choose the best means of defending your case. The context of the situation in which the alleged assault occurred is critical, and we will make sure your side of the story is heard.

If you’re facing assault charges in British Columbia, you are likely scared about what is going to happen next. Our criminal lawyers will carefully explain each step in the process so that you can have confidence we’re doing our absolute best for you. Contact a Jaswal & Krueger assault lawyer for a free consultation.

“Mr Jaswal was fantastic. He was straight forward. He laid out what needed to be done. What he figured could be accomplished and came out with the best probable outcome. He was very professional, as well as kind and understanding. He is easy to talk to and will make you feel more comfortable going into court, knowing you are properly represented. Thank you for your service, I hope that I never need your services again, but if I do, I know where to go! I highly recommend Mr Aman Jaswal as your legal representative. He made this extremely difficult time in my life easier to cope with”


“Joshua Krueger provided extremely valuable and excellent legal guidance and services to me during a difficult time. I was happy to trust Mr. Krueger with my charges, and the outcome was extremely favourable because of his expertise. I felt comfortable asking him any questions and he explained all legal terms and situations very clearly. Mr. Krueger and his team respond to texts and emails quickly and are friendly and polite.”

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“I have had the privilege of having Joshua Krueger as an attorney in a situation I’d never thought I’d face. I found Joshua to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable and honest. While working with Joshua, I felt as though my situation was in adept and trustworthy hands, and he did not steer me wrong. Joshua always made sure I was informed with any information I may need. He answered all emails right away or phone calls, never once had any issue with communication. Grateful to have had someone like Joshua and I would 100% recommend.”

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