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Can You Be Charged with Assault Without Touching Someone?

Ontario courts take the crime of assault very seriously, but many people misunderstand the term. Often, the word assault is taken to mean that one person did something to hurt another person, but this isn’t exactly the case. In this post we’ll define the term assault...

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Is Domestic Violence Assault?

The injuries and conduct in domestic violence span a range of offences similar to assaults. Although domestic violence is not officially classified by the Canadian Criminal Code, intimate partner violence is and has recently been enhanced under bill C-75. Where...

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Toronto ‘Feces Flinger’ Will Face Assault Charges

This exam season, university students in Toronto found a whole new reason to dread studying. The alleged feces flinger struck headlines around by throwing fecal matter and dumping buckets of liquefied fecal matter, apparently unprovoked. Mr. Opoku was arrested and...

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How Much Does Self-Defence Actually Include?

Self-defence does not provide carte-blanche to use as much force as a person wants. The concept is often misunderstood, and this misunderstanding can lead to criminal charges. In this article, we take a look at what self-defence actually includes in Canada. “As Much...

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Defining Consent in Sexual Assault

Consent is an issue that arises in many areas of criminal law in Canada. Issues surround consent are most often associated with assault-related charges. Specifically, what is consent within the sexual assault and within common physical assault-related cases?  But...

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The Sexual Assault Lawyers Guide To Charges & Defence

Sexual assault lawyers deal with complex laws and evidentiary issues. To help those who are facing sexual assault charges or looking to better understand them, we present the following guide. What is Sexual Assault in Canada? Sexual assault is any physical contact of...

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A Toronto Assault Lawyers Guide To Assault Charges & Defences

  What is assault Assault is the intentional application, or the threat of the application, of force. The amount of force applied is not relevant, what matters is if there was consent. It is possible to assault a person without even touching them. There are three ways...

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Diversion For Criminal Charges in Ontario

Diversion For Criminal Charges in Ontario

Many individuals facing criminal charges have questions about alternate methods of making up for the harm caused by their alleged crime instead of a prison sentence. In this post, we’ll examine what is meant by diversion, go through the diversion procedures and discuss who is eligible and what is...

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