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Assault & Threat Crimes

By Spodek Law Group | February 15, 2023

Assault & Threat Crimes

The heinous act of assault causing bodily harm is an extremely serious allegation outlined in s. 267(b) of the Criminal Code. To prove the accusation, the Crown must demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused intentionally assaulted the victim, leading to non-trivial injuries. This is a weighty charge that can carry a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment if the Crown proceeds by way of indictment or 18 months of jail if the Crown proceeds by way of summary conviction.

However, there are various possible defenses available, including self-defense, defense of another person or property, accidental or mistaken contact, and a consensual fight between the accused and the complainant.

It can be challenging to negotiate with Crown counsel or mount a successful defense, and thus, it often necessitates the assistance of a skilled criminal lawyer. At Spodek Law Group, our attorneys, particularly Todd Spodek, are adept at handling such charges and can assist you in reducing the penalty or even getting the allegation dropped.

Aggravated Assault

The severity of the offense of aggravated assault, outlined in s. 268 of the Criminal Code, cannot be understated. The Crown must demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused assaulted the victim, resulting in the wounding, maiming, or endangerment of the victim and that a reasonable person would have realized that the accused’s actions would cause bodily harm. Since this is a grave offense, only prosecutions by indictment are acceptable, and a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail is available.

However, an experienced criminal lawyer, such as those at Spodek Law Group, can present several defenses in court, including self-defense or defense of another person or property. With our assistance, you can build a solid defense and negotiate with Crown counsel to have your charges reduced or even dismissed.

Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm in Canada

Are you aware that it is a criminal offense in Canada to intentionally express to someone that you wish to cause them death or bodily harm? This crime is not limited to physical harm alone. It can also include damaging or destroying a person’s property or hurting or killing their animals, including pets or livestock. This crime can be committed through words, written communication, or even gestures.

Factors to Prove in Court

If you find yourself charged with this offense, the Crown Prosecutor will need to prove certain factors beyond a reasonable doubt. Firstly, the threat(s) complained of must have been knowingly uttered, written out, or acted out by the accused to intimidate, or the accused intended their words to be taken seriously. Secondly, a reasonable person aware of the circumstances would interpret the words as a threat of death or bodily harm. Lastly, the allegedly threatening words themselves must denote a desire to cause death or bodily harm, to destroy property, or to hurt or kill animals.

Punishments for Uttering Threats

The punishment that you can receive if you are convicted of uttering threats will depend on whether the Crown chooses to prosecute your case by way of summary conviction or by indictment. If you are charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm to another person under s. 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, the maximum sentence the court can impose is 2 years less a day of jail if the Crown proceeds by way of summary conviction. If the Crown proceeds by indictment, the maximum sentence the court can impose is 5 years of jail.

On the other hand, if you are charged with uttering threats to cause damage, death, or harm to a person’s property or animal under s. 264.1(1)(b) or (c), the maximum sentence is 2 years of jail, whether the Crown proceeds by way of summary conviction or indictment.

As you can see, uttering threats can have severe consequences. If you are facing charges, it is essential to seek legal representation to help you navigate the legal system. At Spodek Law Group, our attorney Todd Spodek is well-equipped to handle criminal cases and will provide you with the guidance and support you need to protect your rights and freedom.

Defending Against Assault and Threat Crimes

When a person is charged with assault or making threats, it can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. However, there are several defenses available to those accused, and our team at Spodek Law Group, led by experienced attorney Todd Spodek, can help you understand your options.

One defense that may be available is disputing the identity of the accused. In some cases, the victim may not be able to positively identify the person who committed the crime, which can weaken the prosecution’s case. Additionally, the seriousness of the threat or assault may be called into question. Our lawyers can examine the evidence and argue that the threat or harm was not as severe as the prosecution claims.

Another important factor in defending against these charges is the context in which the alleged crime took place. Our team can investigate the circumstances leading up to the incident and build a strong defense based on the context of the situation.

At Spodek Law Group, we have extensive experience in presenting these defenses and protecting our client’s rights. We understand that being charged with assault or making threats can have serious consequences, including jail time and a criminal record. That’s why we offer a free consultation to anyone facing such charges.

If you have been accused of assault or making threats, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help. Our team of dedicated lawyers is here to fight for your rights and defend you against these serious charges.

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