Assault charges are one of the most prevalent charges on criminal dockets in Alberta Courtrooms; these charges have several variations and involve dynamic fact patterns that are unique on their case by case basis. There are always at least two sides to every story, we want hear your side of the story. Contact us for a free consultation.
The Criminal Code establishes three circumstances in which a person commits assault:
- When without the consent of another, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly;
- By an act or gesture, he attempts or threatens, to apply force to another person, or causes that other person to believe on reasonable grounds that he has the capability to effect his purpose; or
- While openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation weapon, he accosts or impedes another person.
Important to note is that assault may be found even when there is no physical harm or strength exerted on to the victim.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviours by one person to maintain power and control over another person in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family and other types of intimate relationships. Contact us if you’ve been accused of domestic violence.
Loyalty Law Group, a top criminal defence law firm in Edmonton, can represent you if you are accused of an Assault charge. The lawyers at this firm have experience mitigating and preventing the severe consequences of these charges by defending clients in court.