Assault of any kind is a criminal charge
that can result in serious consequences.


What are the types of assault?

Assault: any non-consensual application of force. This can include a barfight, road rage, or any occasion that violence is applied from one person to another.

Assault Causing Bodily Harm: when the assault hurts someone in a way that isn't temporary or transient.

Assault With a Weapon: when a weapon is used to commit an assault. Any object can be a weapon when used in this way.

Aggravated Assault: when the assault is particularly serious and results in severe injury.

Domestic Assault: in British Columbia, domestic assault files are called “K” files because they are designated with that letter on the Court File. This kind of assault can be charged as any one of the above, and can include assaults between domestic partners, married people, parent and child or other family members.

There may be different considerations to take into account when an assault is charged as a “K” file. This may include more complex bail terms or arrangements for minor children.


Assault charges can affect every area of your life, including your ability to parent, teach, volunteer, be employed and cross borders.

Our lawyers can intercede, gather evidence, attend an interview with the police or with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (if this is a “K” file involving children), and if possible, make submissions to Crown Counsel and get these matters dropped before charges ever happen.

Our renowned discretion and experience

It is imperative to have representation as soon as possible. There are many defences to these types of charges and we will consult with you to discuss your best options for either trial or guilty plea.

If you have to go to Court, we are experienced counsel who pride ourselves on being the lawyers other lawyers come to with these kinds of charges.

As trial lawyers with a history of excellence, we are always focused on what is in your best interests. Our best representation happens in cases you've never heard of because we work to ensure our clients are never charged.

We prioritize discretion and effective advocacy when there is an investigation.

Contact Helps Law now to get discreet and invaluable advice from our expert lawyers with a free 1/2 hour consultation.

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