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Assault is a criminal charge in Canada. It involves the use or threat of violence against another person. Even though assault suggests you had to have physically harmed a person, a threat may be considered assault, too, and you can still be charged.
Assault convictions may result in jail time, a fine, or, in some cases, both. If you have been charged with assault in Bradford, then our lawyers can support you and build a defence case for you.
Aggravated Assault is the most serious assault charge in Canadian criminal law. It refers to an assault that ‘wounds, maims, disfigures, or endangers the life of the complainant.’ There are a few further elements that are required for a charge, including the intentional application of force, directly or indirectly, to a person without consent.
A criminal defence lawyer can help you to mount a defence if you are charged with aggravated assault in Bradford. If you are convicted, it will result in jail time, so working with a lawyer you trust is essential.
Dangerous Driving refers to any kind of driving which endangers other people in any way. In Ontario, a dangerous driving charge is more significant than other kinds of driving offences and may be affected by the location, time of day, and nature of the incident at hand.
If convicted, you will have a criminal record and have your license suspended. You may also have to serve jail time, and if a person is injured, it could be up to ten years. Our team of criminal defence lawyers in Bradford have the experience with this kind of charge and can build the right defence for you.
Domestic Assault refers to an incident when a family member or romantic partner causes harm, either physical or emotional, to another. Contrary to popular belief, this kind of assault does affect both genders and can happen to someone at any age.
Domestic assault can lead to prison time and may even result in a no-contact order for the accused.
Failure to Provide Sample usually refers to the refusal of a breathalyzer test. This immediately results in a 90-day license suspension, a criminal charge, and often a court date. Our criminal defence lawyers can support you through this process.
Fraud is an indictable offence under the Canadian Criminal Code. If you are convicted, you could be facing fourteen or more years in prison if the crime amounted to more than $5,000.00. For offences that amounted to less than $5,000.00, you may still face a prison term of up to two years.
Human Trafficking is often described as a modern form of slavery and is an incredibly serious offence in Canada. It involves the recruitment, transportation, harbouring or exercising control of, direction or influence over the movements of a person. The accused may have done so to exploit the person sexually or through forced labour.
A conviction of human trafficking carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
Manslaughter refers to an unlawful act that causes the death of another person. It differs from murder in that it is not planned, and there is no intention to kill. There are varying forms of manslaughter, including an intent to cause bodily harm that results in death, i.e. if you were to punch someone and they struck their head and died.
You could also be charged with manslaughter due to an action or inaction when you have a duty of care. For example, if you were to withhold food or life saving medicine from someone you were caring for.
A culpable homicide can be reduced to manslaughter in cases where the accused acted in the heat of passion after sudden provocation. Likewise, a murder charge may sometimes be reduced to manslaughter if the accused was impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Murder or homicide is the most serious offence in the Criminal Code of Canada. There are a few different versions of murder, including first-degree, second-degree, infanticide, and manslaughter (as above).
The accused is charged with first-degree murder if it is deemed that the act was both planned and deliberate. This charge also always includes the killing of a police officer or prison guard, as well as murder in the course of other crimes, like kidnapping, sexual assault, terrorism, or hijacking.
Second-degree murder is a homicide that was intended, or if the intention was to cause bodily harm that the accused knew would result in death.
Murder is a severe charge that will always result in jail time if convicted. Our team of defence lawyers have experience with all kinds of murder and can help mount a defence and seek justice for you.
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