Charged With Assault And Threatening? Get Experienced Help
Crimes that involve assault, threatening and domestic assault are serious, and carry punishments that can 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 criminal defence law firm that represents clients throughout Oshawa, Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area. We have been defending individuals for more than 40 years and are well-established in the community.
Vigorously Protecting Your Rights At Every Stage
Assault is defined as any application of force to another person without his or her consent. Assault can even include a gesture that causes someone to fear for his or her safety. This includes situations beyond a typical fight, brawl or act of violence. A simple verbal threat, or even an expression that was misconstrued, can turn into a criminal charge. Of course, actual violence can lead to more serious consequences.
In addition to the offence of “uttering a threat,” a person may be charged with 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
We are here to help you understand your charges, and guide you through every step of the legal process.
Providing A Strong Defence Against Assault Charges
Criminal harassment is punishable on summary conviction by up to six months in jail, or by indictment to imprisonment for a term up to 10 years. For this reason, it is imperative you are represented by a skilled lawyer.
At Risen Inch & Fraser, we leverage our extensive experience to advise clients on complex situations. Our team also includes a Certified Specialist in criminal law, designated by the Law Society of Ontario.
Our approach is proactive and comprehensive – we explore every option and leave nothing to chance.