Richard D. Ballantyne is a trusted name in Abbotsford for criminal defence with a special focus on assault charges. His areas of focus include bodily harm, homicide and spousal assault. With over 3 decades of experience, Mr. Ballantyne is ready to offer professional legal counsel and representation in court as a qualified assault lawyer.
Mr. Ballantyne makes time available in the evenings and weekends to accommodate appointments. You can call 24 hours a day for legal assistance with your assault charge. If you have been arrested, he will assist you with your bail hearing and answer all of your questions. Get in touch for a free initial consultation today.
Shoving, unnecessary rough handling, spitting and biting can be considered forms of common assault. If the assault results in minor injuries, the conviction can carry up to 18 months in jail. You can be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison if convicted for common assault as it is an indictable offence.
An indictable offence of assault can lead to a jury trial. You will need an experienced criminal defence attorney by your side to lead you through the complexities of the judicial system.
Other types of assault offences in Canada include:
Assault with a weapon
Assault causing bodily harm
Assault on a police officer
Domestic and spousal assault
For more information about each type of assault, you can consult Richard D. Ballantyne. Call to book a consultation today.