Violent Offences

Violent offences are taken seriously in the eyes of the law. They can carry extremely severe penalties, including prison time. Having the right representation on your side can help ensure that your rights are protected. Contact Michel Fontaine if you are facing charges for any violent crime. Here are the consequences if you are charged and convicted of any of the following crimes: murder, aggregated assault, assault with a weapon, or sexual assault.

Physical Assaults:

Assault

  • S. 266 Criminal Code of Canada
  • Hybrid offence
  • Can be considered a summary conviction depending on circumstances of the case.
  • Indictable offence
  • 6 months / $5,000 fine - 5 years maximum

Assault causing bodily harm or with weapon

  • S. 267 Criminal Code of Canada
  • Hybrid offence
  • Can be considered a summary conviction depending on circumstances of the case.
  • Indictable offence
  • 18 months / $5,000 fine - 10 years maximum

Assaulting a police officer / Resisting arrest

  • S. 270 Criminal Code of Canada
  • Hybrid offence
  • Can be considered a summary conviction depending on circumstances of the case.
  • Indictable offence
  • 6 months / $5,000 fine - 5 years maximum

Aggravated assault (Assault causing grievous and severe bodily harm or with a weapon)

  • S. 268 Criminal Code of Canada
  • Indictable offence
  • 14 years maximum

Sexual Assault:

Has several charges which can be laid under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Sexual assault

  • S. 271 Criminal Code of Canada
  • Hybrid offence
  • Can be considered a summary conviction depending on circumstances of the case.
  • Indictable offence
  • 18 months / $5,000 fine - 10 years maximum

Sexual assault with weapon, threats or causing harm (no firearm)

  • S. 272(1) Criminal Code of Canada
  • Indictable offence
  • 14 years maximum

Sexual assault with weapon, threats or causing harm (use of firearm)

  • S. 272(2) Criminal Code of Canada
  • Indictable offence
  • 14 years maximum

Aggravated sexual assault (no firearm)

  • S. 273(1) Criminal Code of Canada
  • Indictable offence
  • Life imprisonment

Aggravated sexual assault (use of firearm)

  • S. 273(1) Criminal Code of Canada
  • Indictable offence
  • Life imprisonment

Manslaughter

Manslaughter

  • S. 236 Criminal Code of Canada
  • Indictable offence
  • Life imprisonment

Murder

  • S. 229 Criminal Code of Canada
  • Indictable offence
  • Life imprisonment

Michel’s art of effective cross-examination is a product of years of dedication to becoming the very best in his field. There is no case too complicated for Michel Fontaine to overcome. The more complicated and complex the case, the more Michel will rely on his skill, experience and work ethic to ensure his clients are given a thorough and well-prepared defence.

Contact Michel Fontaine today for a consultation. He is willing to take on clients in the following communities.

  • Edmonton & the surrounding areas
  • Ft. McMurray
  • Grande Prairie
  • Bonnyville
  • Cold Lake
  • Lloydminster

Call Michel Fontaine if you are facing charges for any violent crime -murder, aggregated assault, assault with a weapon, sexual assault. These offences can carry extremely severe penalties, including prison time. Having the right representation on your side can help ensure that your rights are protected. 

Michel’s art of effective cross-examination is a product of years of dedication to becoming the very best in his field.  There is no case too complicated for Michel Fontaine to overcome.  The more complicated and complex the case, the more Michel will rely on his skill, experience and work ethic to ensure his clients are given a thorough and well prepared defence.

Contact Michel Fontaine today for a consultation.