Defending Against Assault Charges Of All Kinds

Being convicted of assault in Canada is serious. If found guilty, you face a criminal record and possible incarceration. A successful defence often lies within the fine details of a case. 

As a boutique firm that practises exclusively in criminal defence, Der Barristers can help. Clients come to us for our breadth and depth of experience. Our lawyers have served on both sides of criminal cases — both prosecution and defence. We use this comprehensive insight to create solid defence strategies for clients in Calgary, Alberta, and throughout Canada. 

Navigating The Issues Of Intent And Consent

Defining assault is not always straightforward. Assault doesn't necessarily require that a victim suffer serious harm. Sometimes, a threat may be sufficient. A conviction requires establishing two basic elements. First, the threat or actual force applied by the accused must be intentional. Second, the force must be applied without the victim's consent. There may be defences based on consent, lack of intent or self-defence. The burden of proof lies on the prosecution.

As former Crown prosecutors ourselves, our lawyers know how to thoroughly scrutinize all factual and legal details to uncover defences. We can identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case and use them in an effort to have the charges withdrawn altogether. 

Advocating For Optimal Outcomes

The penalties for assault vary according the type and severity of charges. Our lawyers are tenacious and have a proven track record of success in fighting: 

  • Simple assault
  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Domestic violence

If a conviction is unavoidable, we will continue to act as your strongest advocate. We will guide you through the justice system, pursue all available options and work to reduce the impact on your life and future.   

Arrange A Case Evaluation With Our Lawyers

Discuss your charges with our Calgary assault lawyers. We'll answer your questions, explain what you're facing and outline what we can do to fight your case. Call 403-910-1452 or send us an email to book a confidential meeting.