Assault with a Weapon Lawyer


When facing assault with a weapon charges, it’s critical to have an experienced criminal lawyer on your side to make sure that your version of events is heard and backed up by as much evidence as possible.

According to Canadian criminal law, assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm can occur in various forms where an offender carries, uses, or threatens to use a weapon, or an imitation of one, and inflicts bodily harm. Any item can be considered a weapon when used to inflict harm, ranging from household items to easily identifiable weapons, such as guns or brass knuckles.

Assault with a Weapon – Canadian Criminal Code Definition

Section 267 of the Criminal Code outlines the penalties for assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm. When accompanied with the use of a weapon, assault can be treated as a summary conviction or an indictable offence. The treatment of the offence is dependent upon the injuries sustained.

What Are the Minimum and Maximum Sentences for Assault with a Weapon in Canada?

This type of criminal offence does not carry a mandatory minimum penalty. However, it is an offence punishable by way of a maximum penalty that varies:

  • 18 months incarceration if the Crown prosecutes by summary conviction
  • 10 years incarceration if the Crown prosecutes by indictment
  • 14 years incarceration if the Crown prosecutes by indictment when the offender is convicted of intimate partner violence a second time

The Criminal Code undergoes amendments and changes on a regular basis, but our law firm is always up to date on the latest legal developments, so when you obtain legal advice from our team, you can be sure that we are working towards the best possible outcome for your case.

A good criminal lawyer can show how the evidence raises a reasonable doubt. Assault with a weapon charges can be won and even when the evidence is overwhelming, we can help you by arguing for less severe penalties.

Contact Jaswal & Krueger for Legal Assistance

Jaswal & Krueger Criminal Defence Lawyers carefully analyze each detail of every case, identifying the best legal defence to help ensure you receive a positive outcome.

Without the help of a criminal lawyer, you could be found guilty of a weapon assault charge and the impact of a criminal record will affect the rest of your life, from employment opportunities to to travel considerations and more. Protect your future by hiring a lawyer from Jaswal & Krueger when you face criminal charges involving assault with a weapon.

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