Assault encompasses the intentional action of using force against another individual, either directly or indirectly, without the individual's consent.

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Assault with a weapon involves an individual either employing or threatening to employ an object as a weapon to inflict harm. This object could range from traditional weapons like guns and knives to any item used in a manner to cause harm.

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Aggravated assault is charged when the perpetrator inflicts severe harm, maims, wounds, causes permanent disability or disfigurement, or puts the victim's life at risk, leading to significant and enduring injuries.

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Spousal assault involves the intentional application of force without consent against a partner within the same household, including spouses, common-law partners, or individuals in a dating relationship. Though the Canadian Criminal Code does not specifically define it as a unique offence, it is prosecuted under various related laws, including simple assault as described in section 266.

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Assaulting a peace officer covers acts of intentionally applying force to, resisting lawful apprehension by, or attacking a peace officer during their duties, including during arrests or legal searches.

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Uttering threats entails making statements meant to express an intent to inflict harm or damage on someone or their property.

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Assault causing bodily harm occurs when an attack results in physical injuries to another person, ranging from mild injuries like scratches or bruises to more severe injuries such as fractures or deep lacerations.

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