Assault & Aggravated Assault Defence Lawyers in Ottawa

Assault is a criminal offence and one of the most common charges in our justice system. By definition, however, an assault does not need to cause harm. The activity at issue may be simply an attempt or threat to apply force.

There are a range of assault charges that may be laid according to Canada’s criminal law. Each one carries significant penalties upon conviction and accused people require the services of an experienced defence lawyer to effectively represent them.

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Assault can arise from everyday interactions between people, when an otherwise civil altercation gets out of control. Often, people charged with assault are new to the criminal justice system and do not know the ins and outs of what happens after charges are laid. Our team sees them through it, by providing advocacy and support throughout all legal proceedings.

The lawyers at Ottawa’s Friedman Mansour LLP defend people accused of all these crimes, including:

  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Assault causing bodily harm

In each one of these cases, the circumstances at issue will determine the severity of the potential penalty.

Our lawyers know the mechanics of altercations — how they happen and how injuries can occur. We are also experienced trial advocates with the skill and knowledge to effectively cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses. Our ability to identify weaknesses in event timelines and inconsistencies in the stories of witnesses often results in a positive result for our clients.

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Fady took very good care of me, keeping my best interest in mind and supported me throughout the process. I am very thankful for his help and would absolutely recommend this office and specifically Mr. Mansour.

J. L.

Excellent and precise communications skills. Very clear on what my position was, what the legal actions available were, and what his strategy would be to address the situation. And precise execution. He assured me of my rights and position every step of the way. Made me feel totally comfortable with my rights, and let me continue with my life. Highly recommended.

V. K.

Fady recently represented me in a legal matter during one of the most difficult periods of my life. From the onset, Fady was professional, supportive and reassured me that he would do all he could to ensure a positive outcome, which was achieved. Thank you to Fady and team for your hard work and support!

S. K.
Solomon is an excellent Lawyer, top in the field of firearms legislation. Would definitely invest time and money for his expertise. Thank you Solomon for first, taking my case and second, supporting a injured veteran.

The night I was charged with assault after a night out drinking was the worst night of my life. As a police officer, an off duty assault conviction would have jeopardized my career. I have worked closely with lawyers my entire nine year career. Either directly with Crown on a case or through cross-examination by defence counsel and after a few minutes of speaking with Solomon shortly after my arrest I knew his knowledge and ability to articulate legal principles were unmatched. He spent nearly an hour on the phone with me gathering facts and providing clear instructions. Throughout the process he kept me updated as to what was going on and I was extremely impressed with his handling of my case. Solomon did his homework on the accusers and witnesses and prepared an unbelievable defence which ultimately led to the charge being dropped on the first day of trial and allowing me to continue my career as a police officer. I’d recommend Solomon to anybody who is in need of expert legal defence.


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