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Simple Assault (Youth) Laws in Canada

Youth Criminal Justice Act

Understanding the Consequences of Simple Assault for Youth

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

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Strategies To Defend An Assault Charge

There are many valid defences that can be used when someone is charged with assault. Before any conviction can occur, the Crown must prove the charge. The Crown must prove that force was applied without consent, and they must show the consequences of the force. If there was no force or real threat of force, then there can be no assault.

If you have been arrested, contact me, an Ottawa Assault Lawyer, for more information and a free consultation. 

Simple Assault (Youth) in Ottawa, Ontario - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Crown prosecutor

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

Extrajudicial measures

Proceedings outside the formal court process. Examples include police warnings, referrals to community programs and Crown cautions. Extrajudicial measures are seen as an effective response to less serious youth crime.

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."

Summary conviction

Summary convictions are used for lesser offences with penalties, fines and short jail time. They reflect the majority of offences as defined in the Code.

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Code Citations: s.265