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Aggravated Assault Lawyer Serving Calgary

Facing a charge of aggravated assault in Calgary is a pivotal moment that demands serious legal expertise. The gravity of these charges cannot be overstated, with potential outcomes including extensive imprisonment. The recent tightening of federal laws around assault, mainly where it results in “serious bodily harm,” underscores the critical need for an adept defence strategy.

Our years of legal experience as both former Federal Prosecutors and now a committed criminal defence lawyer places us in a unique position to navigate the complexities of aggravated assault charges. Our decade-plus experience handling high-profile cases across Alberta, coupled with our foundational years witnessing the intricacies of the criminal justice system, equips us to craft defences that resonate with both the letter and the spirit of the law.

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Understanding Aggravated Assault

The Canadian Criminal Code is clear: an assault becomes aggravated when it causes severe harm—be it wounding, maiming, disfiguring, or life-endangering. The potential sentence for such an offence can be up to fourteen years in prison. The Prosecutor will assess whether there was considerable impact on the victim, including, but not limited to, loss of sight, significant scarring, or life-threatening injuries. Serious injuries and long-term impacts on the victim can lead to these cases being aggressively prosecuted.

Navigating Bail Conditions

The process following an aggravated assault charge is fraught with challenges, notably the potential for pre-trial detention. Bulwark Law’s approach begins with meticulously advocating for your bail, including for conditions that safeguard your freedom without undermining public safety. The considerations for bail are multifaceted, touching on aspects from the nature of the alleged assault to your community ties, all of which are navigated with our experienced legal insight.

Strategic Defence Against Aggravated Assault Charges

Our legal acumen allows us to advance the strongest possible defences for those accused of aggravated assault. These defences hinge on deep legal knowledge and a strategic understanding of prosecutorial tactics and can include:

Self-Defence: Where appropriate, we are able to articulate a compelling case for self-defence, ensuring that the use of force was reasonable and necessary under the circumstances.

Charter Rights: A cornerstone of our defence strategy involves scrutinizing the adherence to your Charter rights throughout the legal process, and we are ready to leverage any violations to weaken the prosecution’s case.

Contesting Prosecution Narratives: Our expertise in cross-examination and evidence analysis is pivotal in challenging the prosecution’s narrative, often hinging on the reliability and interpretation of witness testimony.

The Consequences of Aggravated Assault Convictions

The ramifications of an aggravated assault conviction extend beyond immediate legal penalties, impacting everything from employment opportunities to travel to personal freedoms. Bulwark Law is acutely aware of these stakes, dedicating our practice to not only defending your case but also mitigating the long-term repercussions of a potential conviction.

Your Defence Begins Here

Bulwark Law offers not just legal representation but a partnership in navigating one of life’s most challenging moments. Contact our Criminal Defence office for a confidential consultation and to explore your defence options. Together, we can chart a path toward the best possible outcome in your case.

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