At its essence, assault is touching someone without their consent. To be found guilty of assault in Ontario, the Crown Attorney needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an assault occurred and that one had the intent to assault another. A simple push or shove is an assault. However, a person who accidentally bumped into another or pushed them by accident in everyday life at say a busy shopping mall, amusement park or in a lineup would not be guilty of assault – criminal intent would be lacking. Spitting on another person is an assault, even though it does not involve actually hitting of another. Assaults occur in all sorts of contexts, which are too numerous to list, however, some common examples are domestic incidents between couples, disputes between strangers that escalate out of control, and bar fights. The sentencing for assault charges range from peace bonds and conditional discharges to jail. If you are charged or under investigation for Assault, please contact Avi Baratz to schedule a free confidential consultation.
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