Canadian Criminal Sentencing/Offences/Assault with a Weapon

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Assault with a Weapon
s. 267(a) of the Crim. Code
Election / Plea
Crown ElectionHybrid
JurisdictionProv. Court
SC Judge + PI (I)
SC Jury + PI (I) (536(2))
Maximum18 months jail or $5,000 fine
Maximum10 years jail
Offence Elements
Sentence Principles
Sentence Digests
DO/LTO primary designated offence

Legislation[edit | edit source]

Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm
267. Every one who, in committing an assault,

(a) carries, uses or threatens to use a weapon or an imitation thereof, or


is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding eighteen months.

R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 267; 1994, c. 44, s. 17.


Application[edit | edit source]

For general principles and factors of assault-based offences, see Canadian Criminal Sentencing/Offences/Assaultive Offences

Ancillary Orders[edit | edit source]