Domestic Assault, Assault & Other Violent Offences
Assault charges come in many different forms. The lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall often represent clients on domestic assaults, road rage incidents, and nightclub fights. A level one assault or simple assault attracts the least severe penalties. Level two assaults involve bodily harm or use of a weapon and attract greater penalties. The lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall will assist you in determining whether the police have recommended the right level of assault charge in your case.
Aggravated assault is the most serious form of assault and it is only slightly removed from attempted murder or manslaughter. Aggravated assault involves wounding, maiming, serious disfigurement or endangerment of life. The lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall have assisted many clients on charges of aggravated assault and can help you find the relevant defence to this serious allegation.
Assaulting a police officer is a particular form of assault and it is specifically noted in the Criminal Code as requiring denunciation and deterrence. The lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall have assisted numerous clients with charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.
Common defences to all assault charges involve accident, self-defence, defence of property and consent. The lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall will assist you in developing your defence and preparing a winning strategy. In cases involving injuries, causation may be an issue at trial. In addition, in the case of assaulting a police officer a possible issue may be whether the police officer was in the lawful execution of his or her duties at the time the altercation occurred.
For further information or for a free initial consultation, please contact our Vancouver law office.