Toronto Aggravated Assault lawyer
The police have charged you with a more serious allegation than simple assault if you are arrested for and facing prosecution for aggravated assault. In certain circumstances, the Prosecution alleges that the complainant was seriously harmed as a result of the assault (assault causing bodily harm) or that the injuries sustained as a result of the assault were particularly serious (aggravated assault). If it is alleged that you committed either of these offences, it is strongly advised that you get an attorney to represent you, as the Crown prosecutor will very often seek jail time if you plead guilty or are convicted.
What is an Aggravated Assault?
Aggravated assault has the same essential characteristics as a simple assault. However aggravated assault also has some distinct characteristics that set it apart from simple assault accusations:
- The assault intentionally and willingly wounds, maims, disfigures, or puts lives in danger.
- The accused’s actions resulted in the wounding, maiming, disfigurement, or endangering of another person.
- A reasonable individual would have recognized that the accused’s actions posed a risk of bodily harm to the victim.
Aggravated assault would include any assault that causes harm to muscle, bone, or nervous tissue. Aggravated assault could also be characterized as any assault that results in scarring, the loss of body parts, or puts the victim’s life in jeopardy. To determine the type and severity of any wounds, medical proof is frequently required.
Aggravated assault is a serious charge that should not be taken lightly. If you’ve been arrested or charged with aggravated assault, you’ll need the best defence possible to avoid a conviction that might result in a jail sentence, hefty fines, and/or court-ordered probation.
Sentences for Aggravated Assault
If you are found guilty of aggravated assault, you could face the following penalties:
- Up to 14 years in a federal prison
- A Judicial Order to submit to DNA testing
- A lifetime weapons prohibition
If you have been charged with an aggravated assault crime, you should contact Karapancev Law, experienced Toronto criminal defence counsel. A conviction might have far-reaching ramifications. Our lawyers understand how to construct an effective defence strategy in order to achieve the best potential result. A self-defence argument may be viable in some cases. Other defences may be available, such as exposing a false allegation or mistaken identity. Every aggravated assault case is different and necessitates a comprehensive examination of all the details. Allow our firm to examine the facts of your case and explore your choices. From our Toronto office located at 130 Adelaide St West, Suite 2929 we service clients all across Ontario.