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.
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.