At Mines & Company we defend clients who are charged with assault causing bodily harm. We understand that often, in these types of cases, events unfold quickly and that people sometimes act without having time to measure the degree of force they use. We also know the importance of acting with urgency to protect our clients facing charges from these types of situations.
Assault causing bodily harm cases often involve the issue of self defence. When a person is under attack and faces the realistic possibility of being injured himself, the law permits him or her to use "reasonable force" to defend himself or herself. Depending on the degree of danger, a person under attack may be legally permitted to use force to repel force, even if that force results in bodily harm. Our lawyers are experienced in advancing "self-defence" arguments in assault causing bodily harm cases.
Resolving your Case
Because Crown Counsel will often seek jail sentence in assault causing bodily harm cases, our lawyers will, in appropriate cases, attempt to negotiate the best possible result.
In one of our recent successes (R. v. B.H. in North Vancouver Provincial Court), our client was charged with assault causing bodily harm. Michael Mines, was able to persuade Crown that the evidence was insufficient to prove bodily harm and to proceed instead on the lesser offence of simple assault. After hearing Mr. Mines' submissions, the court granted his client a Conditional Discharge. No criminal conviction.
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