Assault

Toronto Assault Charge Effectively Defended

An assault does not always mean a punch or a kick. You can be charged with assault for merely pushing or shoving someone or grabbing his or her arm. You do not even have to touch anyone to be charged with assault. If the other person feels he or she is in danger of being physically harmed, you can be arrested and charged with assault. Assault can be charged as an indictable offence. Consequences can include a prison term of up to five years.

As experienced Toronto defence lawyers, we represent you for being charged with assault stemming from a variety of circumstances, from barroom brawls to domestic assaults to sports-related injuries.

Ontario aggravated Assault Defence Law Firm

We also represent clients charged with aggravated assault, which is defined as an assault that "wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the complainant." Aggravated assault is an indictable offence that is punishable by imprisonment for up to 14 years.

At Sabsay Lawyers, we regularly achieve successful results for clients charged with assault. Possible defences to the charge include:

  • Identity: You were not the person who assaulted the complainant
  • Self-defence: You were attacked or threatened and were defending yourself
  • Defence of others or property: For example, someone broke into your home and you were defending your property or your family
  • Consent: The other person agreed to participate in an activity that resulted in the assault

Potential Civil Consequences

Whether or not you are convicted of an assault in criminal court, you may also be sued in civil court if the assault resulted in bodily harm to another. Our lawyers can advise and represented you in all legal problems that stem from a criminal assault charge.

To arrange an initial consultation with an experienced criminal lawyer, please contact Sabsay Lawyers.