Assault is a serious crime which can result in a fine, probation, or even jail. If you have Assault on your Criminal Record you may be refused entry to other countries you might want to visit, including the United States. Section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada states that assault happens when “without the consent of another person [he] applies force intentionally to that person, directly or indirectly.” The touching could be minor or it could be a threat as well.
There are various types of assault:
- General assault (slapping, hitting, punching, kicking, spitting, or even the threat of assault may be used to charge a person)
- Assault with a weapon
- Assault causing bodily harm
- Aggravated Assault
- Domestic Assault
There are many situations where you may find yourself involved in an assault charge and it is critical that you know and understand your rights.
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