There are many different kinds of assaults, all with varying levels of seriousness. A person can be charged with simple assault, assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault, sexual assault, and aggravated sexual assault. The definition of assault in the Criminal Code is very broad and encompasses any intentional act that applies force directly or indirectly to a person without their consent. It also includes an act or gesture that threatens to apply force to a person if it causes the other person to believe on reasonable grounds that you have the present ability to effect that purpose.
Julian van der Walle has experience defending all forms of assault. He has won acquittals in many cases in which his clients have been alleged to have seriously assaulted or sexually assaulted someone else. If you have been charged with any kind of assault you need to hire an experienced and able defence lawyer immediately. Call now to set up a free consultation to discuss your charges.