What is a “Weapon”?

A weapon is any object used or intended to be used for the purpose of causing death or injury to any person or for the purpose of threatening or intimidating any person. A “weapon” is not limited to an inanimate object and could, for example, include a dog. An object does not have to have been designed for use as a weapon if it is used during an assault to inflict injury.

Under the law, know that you may have several valid defenses to your assault charge, including self-defense, the consent of the other person, and the violation of your rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Entering a plea of guilty to a charge of assault can have profoundly serious consequences. The stigma of a criminal record, the hardship of being “processed” through our criminal justice system, the potential consequences for your work, your family, your reputation, and at worst, your freedom are significant. Get in touch with me and I’ll explain your rights.