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Assault in Canada involves the use or threat of violence against another person. It is a criminal offence that can result in jail time, a fine, and sometimes both. You can even be charged with assault if you only threatened someone and didn’t carry out the assault in some cases.
Our Newmarket criminal defence lawyers have experience with this kind of charge and will help to mount a defence and get the best result possible for you.
Aggravated Assault in the Criminal Code of Canada, aggravated assault is the most serious assault charge. This kind of assault has a number of elements and must result in the ‘wounding, maiming, disfiguring, or endangerment of life’ of a person.
Dangerous Driving is considered any kind of driving that endangers other people in any way. A conviction for dangerous driving can result in having your license suspended and receiving a criminal record. In some cases, you may even have to serve time in prison.
Domestic Assault refers to assault between family members or romantic partners. It can happen to anyone of any age or gender and encompasses both physical and emotional abuse. If convicted, it can result in prison time and, in many cases, a no-contact order.
Failure to Provide Sample usually refers to the refusal to take a breathalyzer test, which immediately results in a 90-day suspension of your driver’s license. You will also receive a criminal charge and often a court date.
Our Newmarket criminal lawyers will guide you through the process to help defend your case.
Fraud in Canada is a serious offence. For those charged with fraud that amounts to less than $5,000.00, you may receive a sentence of up to two years in prison if convicted. For those convicted of fraud that amounts to more than $5,000.00, the sentence increases to fourteen or more years.
Human Trafficking is a serious indictable offence in Canada and is often referred to as a modern form of slavery. It involves the recruitment, transportation, harbouring or exercising control of, direction or influence of a person’s movements. It is often done for monetary gain through sexual exploitation or through forced labour.
Human trafficking comes with a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Impaired Driving can be a summary, hybrid, or indictable offence, depending upon the circumstances of the incident. This charge refers to driving while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both.
The nature of the offence, including the number of prior offences and the level of drugs or alcohol in your blood, has an impact on the sentence you may receive if convicted. Sentences range from a fine of up to $1,000.00 to jail time.
Manslaughter involves the unlawful killing of a person. It differs from murder in that there is no intention to kill, nor is it a planned attack. There are many types of manslaughter, including an intent to cause bodily harm with results in death, such as firing a gun and hitting a bystander.
You can also be charged with manslaughter due to action or inaction when you have a duty of care. In some cases, culpable murder and murder may be reduced to manslaughter if the event occurred in the heat of passion after provocation or when the defendant was impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Murder, including first and second-degree murder, is the most serious indictable offence in Canadian criminal law. First-degree murder refers to homicide where the defendant both planned and deliberately killed another person. It also includes the killing of a police officer or prison guard as well as murder that happens in the course of another crime, like kidnapping or sexual assault.
Second-degree murder refers to homicide, which is intended, or if the intention was to cause bodily harm that the defendant knew would result in death.
Murder convictions always result in jail time. If you have been charged with murder, it is imperative you seek the help of a criminal defence lawyer in Newmarket.
Robbery in Canada refers to the act of stealing using violence or threats, causing harm to another person or being armed with a weapon. Robbery convictions result in jail sentences. At Lawyers From The Six we will support you through the criminal process if you are charged with robbery.
Sexual Assault is a serious form of assault and refers to the touching of a person in a sexual way without their consent. Like common assault, there are different degrees of sexual assault, with the most serious carrying a prison sentence of up to 14 years.
Simple Assault or common assault is the most basic form of assault under Canadian criminal law. It refers to assault, where minor injuries are inflicted, and no weapon is used. If convicted, you will receive a criminal record and possible jail time.
Theft refers to taking someone’s property without their consent. There are different types of theft that carry different punishments, usually in reference to the financial amount of the item or items stolen. Theft carries a sentence of up to 10 years for the most serious offences.
A Weapons Offence in Canada can refer to the carrying of, the storage of, or otherwise handling of firearms or imitation firearms. You can still be charged with this offence even if no one is hurt. For first-time offenders, punishments can be anywhere from 1 to 14 years imprisonment.
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