The Definition of Self-Defence

Self-Defence is a means of defence which is spontaneously used by many clients charged with a bodily offence. Therefore, it is up to the criminal lawyer to determine if and how this means can be pleaded in a trialThere are several forms of legitimate defence, that is self-defence, defence of another person or of property. There is a clear definition of legitimate defence in Sections 34 and 35 of the Criminal

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The Judge acquits a client on charges of assault with bodily harm

Charges of assault causing bodily harm had been laid against a client of criminal defence lawyer Xavier Cormier (Section 267b) Criminal Code). The plaintiff accused the client of violently pushing her, which resulted in a fracture. The defendant admitted having shoved the plaintiff, but stated he acted legitimately to expel her from his house. Mr. Cormier set a date for the trial. During the trial, the Prosecutor had the plaintiff

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