Assaulting a Peace Officer, also known as “assaulting PO” or “assault of a Peace Officer” is considered an extremely serious offence. This involves the assault of a Peace Officer, RCMP Officer, Sheriff, or Police Officer while in execution of his/her duty. This may also include any other individual assisting that officer in their duty during the time of the offence.

The most common charges under an assault offence:

  • Assault – Criminal Code section 265 or section 266 of the Criminal Code
  • Uttering Threats – Criminal Code section 264.1
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm – Criminal Code section 267(b)
  • Assault with a Weapon – Criminal Code section 267(a)
  • Aggravated Assault – Criminal Code section 268

The Penalties

  • Permanent mark on your criminal record; a charge under this offence cannot be pardoned
  • Jail time of up to 5 years
  • Probation
  • Fine of up to $5000

Common Questions

I have been charged with an assault. Is this serious?

Any conviction will result in a Criminal Record which can affect future employment and travel opportunities. Assault charges can also lead to jail sentences. It is important to speak with Mike and explain all the facts of your case. If you have been charged with Assaulting a Peace Officer, Assault with a Weapon, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, or Aggravated Assault, you will almost certainly be facing a jail sentence.

What can I do to fight this charge?

Every case is different so it is strongly recommended to give Mike a call. Upon hearing the details of your case, he will be able to further determine the best way he can help you.