Assault charges are frequently laid by police. In fact, they are arguably some of the most frequently charges offences. Assault charges are often the result of a “he said/she said” situation, where there are two competing versions of events.
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These pieces of advice are things you should keep in mind when you're facing any criminal charge in Calgary, an especially an assault charge. Putting them into practice can end up saving you years of needless hardship and even imprisonment.
If you've been charged with assault in Calgary, hopefully you realize how serious the charges against you are. A conviction could mean months or even years of your life in jail, not to mention the damage to your reputation and your future prospects.
Unfortunately, the only thing that's simple about Calgary's simple assault law is how simple it is to find yourself facing a criminal charge for breaking it. After that, controlling the impact this charge can have on your life and raising an effective defence against it are anything but simple.
Many people in Calgary are unaware of the broad nature of Calgary's assault laws and the resulting ease with which people can find themselves charged with a serious criminal offence.
As a dedicated Calgary defence lawyer, one of the most common charges I encounter is assault. Many of my clients come to me shocked that they have even been charged with a criminal offence, let alone something as serious as assault.
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Most people in Calgary, including those who find themselves charged with a criminal offence, consider themselves productive and law-abiding members of our society.