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Surrey Assault Lawyer In BC Canada

Surrey Assault Lawyer in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley BC Canada

What is Assault in Canada?

Criminal Defence Lawyer in Surrey BC Canada,  Paul E. Briggs Has Been Defending His Clients Against Every Type Of Assault Charge Since 1999.

If you get into a fight at a nightclub, you can end up being charged with this type of offence. It can even be a situation between neighbours when tempers rise. If you are charged with an assault offence, it is important to understand the accused person's legal rights and to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.  Experienced Assault lawyer at Paul E. Briggs Law in Surrey, BC Canada has defended many different types of assault cases in Surrey, Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley, BC Canada.  Learn more about our services. 

What is Assault in Canada?

The definition for a criminal assault is very broad in Canada’s law. The basic definition of assault under the Criminal Code is an intentional application of force to another person directly or indirectly without that person’s consent.  This definition applies to different types of assaults.  It can cover a broad range of behaviour from a pushing match in the crowd at a sports game to an active fight on the street.  Under certain circumstances, an assault can be an attempt or a threat without any actual physical contact.

What are the types of assault offence in Canada?

Assault-related charges can range widely. There are also many other examples of more complex and violent offences, which may or may not involve specific assaultive behaviours. Paul E. Briggs Law has defended many different types of assault charges in Surrey, Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley BC Canada.

Assault offences under the Criminal Code of Canada include :

  • Common Assault

  • Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm

  • Assaulting a peace officer

  • Assaulting peace officer with weapon or causing bodily harm

  • Aggravated assault of peace officer

  • Sexual assault

  • Sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm

  • Aggravated sexual assault

Assault: Clients

Surrey Assault Lawyer's
Notable Cases

Paul E. Briggs Law provides professional legal services and counsel in Surrey, Metro Vancouver, and throughout BC Canada.

Recent Notable Cases are some of the case results our lawyer acquired in the past representations in British Columbia, Canada. Each case is unique and its defence and outcome will vary depending on various factors. No matter how complicated your situation seems to you currently, find out how Paul E. Briggs Law can help.

Assaulting A Co-Worker

Client was alleged to have assaulted a co-worker while on the job. There were many witnesses with some supporting the complainant and some supported our client. Mr. Briggs made detailed submissions to the Crown both advising that he had a defence to the charge. The client received no criminal record.

Assault Charge After Warnings By Police

The client was charged with assault.  The complainant had contacted police on numerous previous occasions and warnings had been given to the accused. Mr. Briggs was able to speak to the complainant and carefully assess all the evidence in detail. As a result the Crown agreed to stay all charges against the client.

Assaulting Causing A Bodily Harm With A Prohibited Weapon 2019

Charges of assault causing bodily harm with a weapon.  Client was charged by indictment with an assault with a weapon. After Mr. Briggs’ submissions to the Crown, he negotiated a s. 810 recognizance and the charge was dropped.

Assaulting With Bear Spray 

Client was charged with assaulting with bear spray.  The matter was set for trial but Mr. Briggs made extensive submissions and the Prosecutor accepted the proposed defense and agreed to a s. 810 ‘peace bond’. The client received no criminal record.

Protect Your Rights, Freedom & Reputation.

Call Paul E. Briggs Law in Surrey BC Canada

For the past 20 years, we have answered calls from people detained by the police and provided them immediate assistance. In order to assert your Constitutional rights, it is very important for you to understand them. Call Paul E. Briggs Law for more information on our legal services. Our phone line is available outsides of regular office hours for urgent matters.

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