Aggravated Assault is an indictable criminal offence that is found under s. 268 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
The offence is essentially an assault that leads to wounding, maiming, disfigurement or endangerment of life of the complainant. There is a lot of case law on the meaning of “wounding”, “maiming”, “disfigurement” and “endangerment of life”, which can lead to issues being raised as to whether one or more of these outcomes actually resulted.
There are various defences that can be raised in Aggravated Assault cases. A common one is “self-defence”.
For more information about this offence, call (647) 878-6355 to speak to an Aggravated Assault Lawyer.