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What is Aggravated Assault?

An aggravated assault is the most serious violent crime before murder under Canadian criminal law. A simple assault, or common assault, is when there is the intentional application of force, directly or indirectly, to another person without their consent. But an aggravated assault is committed when that assault “wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the complainant”.

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Can You Be Charged with Assault Without Touching Someone?

When most people think of assault, they think of someone being physically attacked. However, there is another form of assault that can be just as serious - assaulting someone without touching them. This type of assault can involve verbal threats or actions that put...

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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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What Are The Actual Limits To Self-Defence Against an Assault?

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-defense 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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Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

In Toronto, bail is only granted in exceptional circumstances for those who have outstanding murder charges. In order to be considered for bail, you and your proposed sureties must meet certain conditions set out by the court. If you are unable to meet these conditions, you may be required to...

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Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Nobody wants to talk about the actual cost of sexual assault charges. Particularly when it comes to discussing the actual costs that serious sexual offences impose on the justice system. This is likely due, in part, to the fact that most people not involved in the criminal justice system don't...

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Drug Impaired Driving – The Best DRE Checklist

Drug Impaired Driving – The Best DRE Checklist

What Is a Drug Recognition Expert? A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) is a police officer trained to scientifically identify if a person's ability to operate motor vehicle is drug impaired by or impaired by alcohol. They are scientifically trained to determine if a person is driving under the...

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