If you are facing common assault charges, it is important that you speak with an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible. We can help you understand your rights under Canadian law and assist you in defending yourself against these charges.
Common or simple assault is a criminal offence committed when someone intentionally or recklessly causes another person to fear immediate harm. Common assault is defined as any unwanted physical contact that results in no injuries or lasting harm. Examples include pushing or shoving someone, spitting on them, or slapping someone across the face. Common assault is considered a minor offence in Canada and carries a maximum sentence of two years in jail and/or a $5,000 fine. However, if this is not your first offence, or if you have been charged with other related offences such as assault causing bodily harm or aggravated assault, the penalties may be higher.
At Andrew Benko & Associates, we are experienced in defending against common assault charges. We will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you, which could mean getting your charges dropped or reduced so that they do not appear on your record. Contact us today.