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At its simplest form, assault is the intentional infliction of bodily harm without consent. This is a broad term and is meant to capture a wide variety of criminal actions.
Criminal harassment is an offence under s.264 of the Criminal Code. There are four types of actions that can meet the criteria for the offence.
Impaired Driving is one of the most complex areas of criminal law. It is in constant flux due to changing legislation and the high number of cases tried each year. Being found guilty of impaired driving can lead to several life impacting consequences least of which is a criminal record, and time in jail.
In order to establish the offence of Mischief, the Crown must prove that the Accused wilfully destroyed, or otherwise rendered useless or obstructed the use of, another person’s property.
The Criminal Code broadly defines assault as the intentional infliction of bodily harm without consent. This definition also applies to sexual assault, with the additional elements of “sexual touching”, and that the assault have been of a “sexual nature”.
Most people are surprised to learn that threats of violence can actually carry criminal consequences. Section 264.1 of the Criminal Code outlines the offence of Utter Threat.
Theft, like many other property related crimes, is separated into two categories depending on whether the value of the property was under or over $5,000.
For most drug related offences it is necessary for the Crown to establish that the Accused had possession of the substance. Possession can be personal, constructive, or joint, but in all circumstances a Possession charge requires both knowledge and consent.
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