Crimes Involving Threats or Violence

S=Summary H=Hybrid I=Indictable

Offence descriptionCriminal Code SectionS/H/IMinimum penaltyDischarge availableMaximum Penalty
(S)
Maximum Penalty
(I)
Threat to cause death or harm264.1H yes18 mos./
$5,000 fine
5 yrs.
Criminal harassment264H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
10 yrs.
Assault266H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
5 yrs.
Assault causing bodily harm or with weapon267H yes18 mos./
$5,000 fine
10 yrs.
Assault police officer, resist arrest270H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
5 yrs.
Aggravated assault268I   14 yrs.
Sexual assault271Hif complainant under 16, 1 yr. (by indictment)
or 90 days (by summary conviction)
yes18 mos./
$5,000 fine
10 yrs.
Sexual assault with weapon, threats or causing harm (no firearm)272(1)Iif complainant under 16, 5 yrs.  14 yrs.
Sexual assault with weapon, threats or causing harm (use of firearm)272(2)Iif restricted or prohibited firearm is used, or the offence is committed for the benefit of, at the direction of,or in association with criminal organization, 5 yrs., or for a subsequent offence, 7 yrs.; in any other case, 4 yrs.  14 yrs.
Aggravated sexual assault (no firearm)273(1)Iif complainant under 16, 5 yrs.  life
Aggravated sexual assault (use of firearm)273(1)Iif restricted or prohibited firearm is used, or the offence is committed for the benefit of, at the direction of,or in association with criminal organization, 5 yrs., or for a subsequent offence, 7 yrs.; in any other case, 4 yrs.  life

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