Assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm are both found in chapter 267 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Causing bodily harm can also be charged under chapter 269 of the Criminal Code. In order to be found guilty of Assault with a weapon, the Crown must prove that while committing an assault…
Assault With A Weapon Or Causing Bodily Harm
When charged with aggravated assault, as an indictable offence, the maximum punishment is 14 years in prison. Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm carries a penalty if charged as an indictable offence, 10 years maximum imprisonment. Aggravated assault requires more egregious behavior than an assault with a weapon such as maiming, disfiguring or endangering the life of another while assault causing bodily harm just requires an injury to the complainant.
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