Cormier Simard, criminal lawyers, provide individuals with defense if they are charged with assault.
Section 265 of the Criminal Code of Canada defines assault as follows:
(1) A person commits an assault when
(a) without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly;
(b) he attempts or threatens, by an act or a gesture, to apply force to another person, if he has, or causes that other person to believe on reasonable grounds that he has, present ability to effect his purpose; or
(c) while openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation thereof, he accosts or impedes another person or begs.
Under Section 266 of the Criminal Code, the maximum sentence for simple assault is 6 months imprisonment if the prosecution is done summarily and five years if it is found to be a criminal offence.
Open the bulletins of this site to read about examples of cases of assault defended by Mr. Xavier Cormier, a criminal lawyer.