In the Criminal Code of Canada, Section 265(1) gives a comprehensive definition of assault. In the most basic sense, an assault is when a person applies force to another, directly or indirectly, without their consent. The application of force has to be intentional.
Even an attempt or threat to apply direct or indirect force to another, and intentionally, is an assault. Why do you need to get a Vaughan criminal lawyer? A minor charge of assult can have severe consequences on an individual.
There are various types of Assault, Aggravated Assault, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Assault with a Weapon.
The penalty received typically depends on the harm caused by the accused party. The guilty person may face DNA orders, incarceration, and even probation. Get an experience Criminal lawyer in Mississauga, to plead your case.