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Sexual Assault With a Weapon Laws in Canada

Part VIII of the Criminal Code / Against the Person and Reputation

Sexual Assault with a Weapon / Bodily Harm

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Sexual Assault With a Weapon - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms


The voluntary agreement of the complainant to engage in the sexual activity in question.

Crown prosecutor

Lawyers who act for the federal, provincial and territorial governments and prosecute people accused of crimes on behalf of the Crown.

Indictable offence

Indictable offences are the most serious offences under the Criminal Code and they come with more serious punishments, up to a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Reasonable doubt

The Supreme Court of Canada has said that reasonable doubt “falls much closer to absolute certainty than to proof on a balance of probabilities” and “that something less than absolute certainty is required, and that something more than probable guilt is required."

Sexual assault

An assault of a sexual nature that violates the sexual integrity of the victim. The Supreme Court has ruled that the act of sexual assault does not depend solely on contact with any specific part of the human anatomy but rather if the act violates the sexual integrity of the victim.


Anything used, designed to be used or intended for the use of causing death or injury to any person or threatening or intimidating any person. It can also be anything that is used to bind or tie someone up against their will

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Code Citations: Section 2 , Section 272 (1)