Assault Causing Bodily Harm – Get a Lawyer
Whether the Crown proceeds summarily or by indictment, assault causing bodily harm is a serious offence. If the Crown does proceed by indictment, then the accused has an election as to whether to have a trial in front of a Queen’s Bench Judge alone, or a Judge and Jury, or a Provincial Court Judge. The first two methods normally require that a Preliminary Inquiry be held. The Preliminary Inquiry is usually held some months before the actual trial.
If you have been charged with assault causing bodily harm you are in trouble and you need to get legal advice. You should have a lawyer represent you. Call Patrick Penny. You don’t have to go through this alone and you need to protect your interests – even if you are guilty or think you are guilty. Mr. Penny can help you.
Assault Causing Bodily Harm 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, or
(b) causes bodily harm to the complainant,
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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