Pardon the pun, but this can be a loaded question. The definition of a weapon for the purposes of an assault is wide-ranging and variable. An object that is not normally considered a weapon may be judged to be a weapon—if there is specific intent involved. According to Section 2 of the Criminal Code of Canda, the definition of weapon is:
Though the two terms may appear similar, “assault” and “aggravated assault” are two vastly different charges in terms of severity and punishment. In truth, the differences are fairly straightforward—all that’s needed is to first get acquainted with a few legal terms.
Assault With a Weapon carries a longer prison term than most assault charges. If you have been charged with Assault With a Weapon or think you may be charged with assault with a weapon here is a short summary of what is legally considered a weapon