Assault Lawyer in Calgary
Facing an Assault Charge? Assault is a very serious crime no matter where you live and you should take any criminal charge laid against you serious, as well as your defence. As one of Calgary’s top criminal lawyers we feel we can overcome almost any feat in this industry from Simple Assault to Sexual Assault. We treat each project with the same meticulous attention to detail.
Assault under Alberta Law can be defined as “the intentional application of force to a person without their consent”. Thus, assault charges can be laid in a wide variety of situations. Mr. Mahoney promises to offer a strong defence against such ambiguous charges.
There are a number of different charges that one can be charged with. At Mahoney Criminal Defense, we represent our clients for a wide range of cases. One thing to take into consideration is that if convicted, you will have an entry on your criminal record. Mr. Mahoney previously worked for Alberta Justice with experience in a number of different cases including Aggravated Assault. We will defend your charges employing our knowledge of the law, while protecting and maintaining all your rights.
Different Levels of Assault
Simple Assault – this can be prosecuted in number of ways. The less severe of these two is simple assault as a summary conviction. With more severe cases, these be able to be treated as an indictable offense. With simple assault, these will typically involve the judge directly (No Jury or Jail Typically). With the more severe cases these do necessitate a formal court proceeding.
Assault Causing Bodily Harm – With regards to notable injuries occurring, this can then be increased to assault causing bodily harm. With a summary conviction it carries a max penalty of 18 months in jail, or, if prosecuted as an indictable offense, it carries a max penalty up to 10 years in prison.
Assault with a Weapon – is a threat or act of violence in which a weapon is used. This can also be prosecuted as either a summary conviction or indictable offense with comparable maximum jail sentences.
Aggravated Assault – at all times this is treated as an indictable offense, with this being one of the more serious charges, it carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.
Assaulting a Police Officer – This can be prosecuted as either a summary conviction or indictable offense, depending on the act.
Different Levels of Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault – This has extremely serious consequences on the life of an accused person. You may face social stigma, financial hardship, and immeasurable stress. Our experienced and strong legal representation promise to minimize the stress and, more importantly, will prepare a top-notch quality defence so that you do not have to fight this charge alone. Sexual assault has both summary conviction and indictable offenses, with 18 month and 10 year max sentences depending on the charge.
Sexual Assault with a Weapon, Threats/Bodily Harm – This is a more severe form of sexual assault, with summary conviction and indictable offenses. 18 month and 10 year max sentences depending on the charge.
Aggravated Sexual Assault – this is always tried as an indictable offense. The min jail sentence as a result of conviction is four years.
We can help you protect your rights!
We will defend your charges utilizing our knowledge of the law, while protecting and preserving all your rights.
Call our Calgary, Alberta, office at 403-617-0035 or contact us online firstname.lastname@example.org.
We feel we can conquer almost any feat in this industry. In keeping with this mission, we offer a wide variety of services. No job is too big or small, as we treat each project with the same meticulous attention to detail. If you have more specific-related questions, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.