They are both “hybrid offenses.” The Criminal Code of Canada, Section 267 defines Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm as; committing an assault, which results in bodily harm of the complainant, or using, carrying, threatening to use a weapon or an object that imitates one.

Even if you didn’t have a weapon, but threatened to use it to cause injury, death, threaten or intimidate; it is an assault with a firearm. The definition of bodily harm is more transient or trifling that affects the comfort or health of another.

Depending on how the Crown chooses to proceed, the maximum penalty in each case may differ, one from another. A guilty conviction can have long-term, life-changing repercussions on the accused. It may affect your family, future and career prospects.

Mississauga Criminal Lawyers at Grewal Law will try their level best to get a suitable outcome as they defend your case.