This type of offence is common and is regularly brought before the courts. We have helped many clients in this situation.
Types of assault charges:
- Threats of causing bodily harm or death
- Criminal harassment
- Harassing or repeated telephone calls
- Common assault
- Assault causing bodily harm
- Aggravated assault
Possible defences for assault
This type of offence is common and is regularly brought before the courts. Me Benoît has helped many clients in this situation.
Although each file is unique, he will determine whether the prosecution’s witnesses are credible, whether you have acted in legitimate self-defence or whether it is possible to invoke the victim’s consent (e.g. a consensual bar fight). In every case, Me Benoît helps you by minimizing the impact of the charge.
Possible assault sentences
Sentences for offences against the person are varied and range from exoneration to long periods of incarceration.
At the sentencing stage, Me Benoît will insist on individualizing the sentence. Depending on your profile and personal situation, he will negotiate or present to the court an appropriate sentence.
To preserve your employment—if the facts and the offence so allow it—he will try to obtain an exoneration. This will keep you from having a criminal record and its consequences.
When detention cannot be avoided—and if the facts and the offence so allow it—we can try to get you a detention in the community (in your home) or ask that you serve your sentence on weekends so that you can maintain your job.
Personalized support to help you make informed decisions
Are you facing charges?
For greater peace of mind, and to give Me Benoît ample time to advise you and build your case, contact us before the charges are laid. He will be able to provide legal information tailored to your situation and prevent you from making mistakes that could negatively affect future charges.