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Can an assault victim have the charges dropped?

Author’s note: Please note that the term ‘victim’ is used throughout this article to reflect commonly used informal terminology. However, in the criminal justice system, the term ‘victim’ applies only after a guilty verdict is reached. Otherwise, this individual is referred to as a ‘complainant’.   Disclaimer: This article serves to provide information to allow a victim to explore their ...

What is assault with a weapon or assault causing bodily harm?

What is Assault with a Weapon or Assault Causing Bodily Harm? Section 267 of the Criminal Code makes it an offence to assault another person with a weapon, and to cause bodily harm to another person by assaulting them. For the purposes of this offence, a weapon is anything used to cause death or injury to someone or to threaten or intimidate someone. Because ...

Would Will Smith be charged with assault if he slapped Chris Rock in Canada?

Award-winning actor Will Smith shocked the crowd (and the world) at the 2022 Oscars when he slapped Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke at the expense of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The joke was about Pinkett Smith’s baldness—which is caused by the medical condition alopecia. While it is reported that Rock decided against filing a police report, the event led many ...

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