Assault Lawyer in Calgary

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 assault charges that one can be charged with. At Mahoney Criminal Defense, we represent our clients for a wide range of assaults, including Common Assault, Domestic Assaults, Assault Causing Bodily Harm and others. 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 assault cases including Aggravated Assault. We will defend your assault charges employing our knowledge of the law, while protecting and maintaining all your rights.


Different Levels of Assault


Simple Assault

With a 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 assault 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, the assault charge 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

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

Aggravated assault is at all times treated as an indictable offense, with this being one of the more serious assault charges, it carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.

Assaulting a Police Officer

When charged with Assaulting a Police Officer, this can be prosecuted as either a summary conviction or indictable offense, depending on the act.

Sexual Assault

A sexual assault allegation 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

With an aggravated sexual assault charge, 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 assault 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

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