Oshawa Assault And Threatening Lawyers

Crimes that involve assault, threatening and domestic assault can be severe, and carry punishments that drastically affect your everyday life. When you are facing such charges, it is important to know that you can turn to your lawyer for competent and straightforward advice.

Risen, Inch & Fraser is an established law firm that represents clients throughout the Durham Region, and Ontario, in criminal cases. We have been defending individuals for more than 30 years and are well-established in the community.

Assault Offences

Assault is defined as any application of force to another person without his or her consent. This means that assault can even include a gesture that causes someone to fear for his or her safety — including situations beyond a typical fight, brawl or act of violence. This also means that a simple verbal threat, or even an expression that was misconstrued, can turn into a criminal charge.

In addition to the offence of "uttering a threat," a person may be charged with offences of criminal harassment if that person:

  • Repeatedly follows another person from place to place
  • Repeatedly communicates (either directly or indirectly) with another person
  • Watches or besets the dwelling house (or place of another person) or any place where that other person works or carries on business
  • Engages in any kind of threatening contact directed at another person

Criminal harassment is punishable on summary conviction by up to six months in jail, or by indictment to imprisonment for a term as long as 10 years. For this reason, it is imperative you are represented by a skilled lawyer. Choose the Oshawa lawyers for assault and threatening charges at Risen, Inch & Fraser to represent your interests.

Aggravated Assault Lawyers Serving The Durham Region

Please contact the Oshawa criminal defence lawyers at our firm to schedule an initial consultation to discuss the details of your criminal charge. Call our firm at 289-274-3492 or toll free at 800-279-0642 to schedule a meeting. You can also book a meeting online by completing a short contact form.