Assault

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

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A client is acquitted on charges of criminal harassment and assault

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was charged with criminal harassment (Section 264 (1) (3) b) Criminal Code of Canada) and assault (Section 266 b) Criminal Code). Mr. Cormier did a follow up on the case and had numerous discussions with the Prosecutor. He and the Prosecutor finally agreed that the charges would be dropped, if the client signed a one year peace bond. Therefore, Mr. Cormier’s client was

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A client charged with assault and obstruction of a peace officer is acquitted

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was charged with assault against his girlfriend and with obstruction of a peace officer (Section 266 b) Criminal Code of Canada and Section 129 a) e) Criminal Code). Therefore it was partly a conjugal violence-related charge.Some meetings were held between the plaintiff, a social worker and the prosecutor. The charges were finally dropped by the prosecutor and the client was acquitted.Not all clients

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False charges

Regarding criminal law, some people stubbornly believe that a lawyer who knows that the client is guilty will plead in court that the client has not done anything wrong. This has nothing to do with reality. Criminal lawyers have a plethora of ways to defend a client they know is guilty without lying to the Judge: they can invoke the flimsiness of the evidence of the Prosecution, request cancelling part

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A foreign student is acquitted of imprisoning, assault and threats

A foreign student had been living common-law for some time. An incident happened within the couple regarding a conflict about his outings. The client was charged with taking his partner hostage (Section 279 (2) b) Criminal Code), assault (Section 266 b) Criminal Code) and threats (Section 264.1 (1) (3)b) Criminal Code) by the police. He hired Mr Christos Karteris to defend him.After reading the police report, our criminal lawyer decided

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She was acquitted because the offence was too insignificant

The following was an great success of lawyer Luc Simard because the defence used in  this case is rarely resorted to in criminal law.Lawyer Simard sometimes defends clients in ValleyfieldThe complainant and the accused were both residents of the same institution in Valleyfield. The complainant called the police because she claimed that the accused had shoved her to make her get out of her way. There were two other witnesses

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Found not guilty of assault against his neighbour

A man was charged by his neighbour, an elderly lady, of having doused her with a bucket of water. This incident supposedly happened in the midst of a difficult relationship between neighbours. Therefore, the man was charged with assault with a weapon (Sections 266 b) Criminal Code and 267 a) Criminal Code). He hired criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier to defend him.  During the trial, Mr Xavier Cormier cross examined the

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Client granted an absolute discharge for shoplifting and assault

A client was arrested for shoplifting (Section 334 b)ii) Criminal Code) and for shoving the security guard while exiting the store (assault, under Section 266 b) of the Criminal Code). This client had to avoid having a criminal record because of the nature of his job.   Carlos Bolivar, a criminal lawyer with Cormier Simard, negotiated with the Prosecutor. They agreed to suggest the Judge sentence the client to an absolute

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Hit and run and assault: the client is acquitted

Following a parking dispute, an individual was charged with ramming another vehicle and then shoving the other driver during the argument that followed (assault, according to Section 266 b) of the Criminal Code). He was also charged with hit and run for leaving the premises (Section 252(1.1) of the Criminal Code).Criminal lawyer Veronica Vallelonga had the mandate of defending this client. She negotiated with the Prosecutor, and the lawyers agreed

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Acquitted of four charges laid by his wife and sister-in-law

After they had come home from a meal, a fight broke out between a husband on one hand, and his wife and sister-in-law on the other. After seeing a lawyer, the wife decided to lay charges with the police against her husband. She her sister testified during the trial that the defendant had made death threats against  them (Section 264.1 Criminal Code), committed assault with a weapon against them (Section 267

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Assault charges laid against a client are withdrawn

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier had been arrested by the police following a 911 call made by his spouse. There were charges laid for assault (Section 266 Canadian Criminal Code) with conjugal violence. The police had the client sign a promise to appear in Court, as well as an order not to contact his spouse. Mr. Cormier contacted the Office of the Prosecutor to discuss the case. He

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A client charged with assault is acquitted

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was charged with assaulting his spouse (Section 266 b) Criminal Code of Canada). Therefore the charges were related to domestic violence. Following the client’s arrest, he was let out of custody on condition that he did not contact the plaintiff. Mr. Cormier had discussions with the Prosecutor when the case came back to Court. As for the plaintiff, she met with a social

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A client charged with assault is acquitted

A client of criminal lawyer Luc Simard had been charged with assault (Section 266 Criminal Code of Canada). These charges were related to conjugal violence. Proceedings had begun four years prior when Mr. Simard was approached to be the defence lawyer in this case. The day of the trial, Mr. Simard had discussions with the Prosecutor. The Prosecutor finally withdrew the client’s charges, and she was acquitted. The client signed

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A client charged with assault, threats and harassment is acquitted

A client of criminal lawyer Luc Simard had been charged with assault (Section 266 Criminal Code of Canada), threats (Section 264.1 Criminal Code) and criminal harassment (Section 264 Criminal Code). This client was a foreigner dwelling outside the country. He pleaded not guilty to his charges.On the day of the trial, the plaintiff did not appear in Court. Therefore, the Prosecutor asked that the case be postponed to a later

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A client charged with domestic violence is acquitted, and a client charged with shoplifting receives a discharge

A client of Mr.Xavier Cormier had been charged with assault (Section 266 b) Criminal Code), death threats (Section 264.1 (1) a) (2) b) Criminal Code) and harassing telephone calls (Section 372(3) Criminal Code) in a case of domestic violence. Mr. Cormier gave the client counsel concerning respect for court commitments and procedures to follow. Mr.Cormier provided a follow-up on the case with the office of the Prosecutor. The charges were

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A client of Mr. Cormier is acquitted of charges of assault and forcible confinement

A client of Mr. Xavier Cormier had been charged with assault and forcible confinement against the person of his spouse. The charges were laid under Sections 266 and 279 (2) of the Criminal Code of Canada. It was a case of domestic violence. The client did not admit having committed the actions with which he was charged. When the case came back to Court, the plaintiff met a social worker

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