The Criminal Code of Canada contains four distinct assault charges. An accused person can be charged with simple assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, or aggravated assault. The Crown Prosecutor must prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt to obtain a conviction. We know that good communication with our clients and diligent preparation for trial is the key to a successful defence. Over the years we have had consistent success defending these charges on the basis of consent, self defence, defence of another person, credibility of witnesses, or on defence of property.