Assaults Involving the Use of Weapons – Get a Lawyer.
The Crown has an option whether to proceed summarily, or by indictment. It is generally more serious if they proceed by indictment. Having said that, if you are charged with assault with a weapon in Canada it really doesn’t matter whether it is summarily or by indictment – you are looking at a very serious criminal offence. There is a strong chance that you are looking at a period of incarceration and possibly a long jail sentence.
Patrick Penny has been defending people against criminal charges for a long time. He has the skills to make sure that your interests are protected throughout the proceedings. Don’t just plead guilty and go to jail – get a lawyer! Call Mr. Penny.
Assault With A Weapon As Defined In The Criminal Code
267. Every one who, in committing an assault,
(a) carries, uses or threatens to use a weapon or an imitation thereof . . .
is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding eighteen months.
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