The Ottawa legal system takes an increasingly harsh view of domestic violence & other assault charges.
This, together with the complexities involved in domestic assault cases and the potential damage to your reputation even from an allegation of domestic assault, makes it essential to get experienced legal assistance as soon as possible.
The Friedman Mansour LLP legal team is ready to defend you against unfair domestic assault charges in Ontario.
Types of assault charges in Ontario
Assault charges encompass a wide range of offences in addition to simple assault & uttering threats with violent intentions. These can make the offence against a family member more serious.
These include the following:
Assault with a weapon
This charge combines assault with causing bodily harm using an object meant to threaten or injure another person.
This “weapon” needn’t be a knife or gun. It could be practically anything used to injure another person.
If you are charged with this offence, it may result in a lengthy prison sentence.
Assault causing bodily harm
You can be charged with assault even if nobody was injured. If actual physical harm is caused to another person, you may be charged with assault causing bodily harm.
This offence can lead to jail time – the more severe the injury to the other person, the longer the potential sentence.
Aggravated assault is even more serious. You may be charged with this if you wound, maim, disfigure or endanger the life of another person.
Aggravated assault is always treated as an indictable offence and liable to a lengthy-term of imprisonment (up to 14 years).
With sexual assault, physical harm does not need to have been caused, but there needs to have been non-consensual sexual activity.
What should you do next?
Domestic assault cases are complex.
The lawyers at Friedman Mansour LLP in Ottawa have extensive experience of working in such cases and can provide the legal guidance you need.
Call us at 613-223-4089 in Ottawa or Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case and receive advice on how best to proceed. Our Ottawa lawyers handle domestic violence cases with discretion for the sake of our clients’ protection.