What is Aggravated Assault?
Aggravated Assault (s. 268 of the Criminal Code) is the most serious form of Criminal Assault. This offence involves wounding, maiming or disfiguring the complainant or endangering his or her life.
What is the Potential Sentence if you are Convicted of Aggravated Assault?
The sentence for Aggravated Assault is up to 14 years imprisonment.
How Can DUVADIE Law Defend against an Aggravated Assault Charge?
Some ways that DUVADIE Law may defend your charge of Aggravated Assault include:
- questioning witnesses’ ability to identify you as the person who committed the offence;
- arguing that the harm was not severe and thus the lesser charge of Assault or Assault Causing Bodily Harm would be more appropriate;
- arguing that you were provoked; or
- arguing that you were acting in self-defence, defence of another person and/or defence of property.