Assault Law

The Criminal Code has defined assault in such a manner that any physical contact without consent is enough to satisfy charges against you. This makes assault one of the most common criminal offences in Canada. Something as simple as a push or a shove has the potential of resulting in criminal charges.

There are different categories of assault. Depending on the nature of the offence and injuries to the complainant, a person may be charged with simple assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm or aggravated assault.

Assaults that occur in the context of a domestic relationship are treated as more serious and typically take longer to resolve. An assault against a spouse or family member, particularly female partners is considered an aggravating factor given that there are genuine concerns of further violence in the future. Therefore, even if the complainant later regrets calling 911 and wants to take back their statement to the police, the matter is out of their hands and now up to counsel to try and resolve the matter with Crown.

If you have been charged with Assault in BC, contact us for a consultation.

Extortion Law

The offence of extortion has a broad definition and can cover a wide range of conduct. Section 346(1) of the Criminal Code states, Every one

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Mischief Law

The offence of mischief is found under section 430 of the Criminal Code. Mischief refers to the intentional damage or interference with someone’s property or

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Theft Law

Theft occurs when someone intentionally takes something that does not belong to them and does so without the consent of the rightful owner. This includes

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Uttering Threats Law

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Robbery Law

Robbery law is defined under section 343 of the Criminal Code.  Section 343 reads as follows: Every one commits robbery who steals, and for the

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Drug Offense Law

Drug Offense Law can be found under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and are prosecuted by the Federal Crown rather than the Provincial

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Sexual Assault Law

Most people tend to associate a sexual assault charge with rape by a stranger in a random attack. However, much like assaults, sexual assault can

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Driving Prohibitions Law

The Motor Vehicle Act regulates the operation of motor vehicles in British Columbia. RoadSafetyBC is a branch of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and

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