Assault charges can arise out of any number of circumstances, such as an argument with a domestic partner, a dispute with a neighbour, or a fight outside a bar. The offence of assault is widely defined. It includes any circumstance where a person, without the...
If you have been charged with a violent offence, such as assault, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault or even murder, the defence of self-defence may be available to you. New self-defence provisions came into force in March 2013. The relevant section of the...
At one point in time the law seemed clear that consent could not be a defence to an assault charge that aroes out of a fist fight where injury resulted. The courts said there was little value in encouraging post bar brawls by allowing such a defence. But over the...
In Ottawa, the owner of a dog can be charged when his or her dog bites a person or a domestic animal. Section 27 of the Ottawa Bylaw No. 2003-77 [Bylaw] indicates that; "No owner of a dog shall permit the dog to bite or attack without provocation a person or domestic...
The news of an assault on a Russian embassy staff member by a Canadian reservist over the weekend stemmed concerns of national security. With a media ban ordered at the bail hearing news of what occurred will have to wait until the accused is before the court. While...
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