Is Assault With A Weapon Serious?

You can face serious penalties if convicted of assault with a weapon. If the Crown proceeds by indictment, the maximum punishment you can receive is 10 years imprisonment. In sentencing an accused, the court will also look at the circumstances of the offence and the relationship between the accused and the complainant. If, for example, the assault occurred in the context of a domestic relationship, this will be viewed as an aggravating factor on sentencing.


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