What is Assault?
The definition of assault is found in the Criminal Code in section 265. Generally, an assault occurs when a person intentionally applies direct or indirect force to another person without the other person’s consent.
An assault can also occur where a person attempts or threatens to intentionally apply direct or indirect force to another.
A person can also be convicted of assault if they accost or impede another person or begs while openly wearing or carrying a real or imitation weapon.
What are the Defences of an Assault Charge?
- Reflex Action
- Defense of Person
- Corrective Force
- Defense of Property