Can I Be Charged With More Than One Type of Assault Charge?

September 27th, 2022
Can I Be Charged With More Than One Type of Assault Charge?

The short answer to the question in the title of this article is “yes.” There is a long list of different types of assault charges, and yes, you can be charged with more than type depending on the circumstances. Sometimes several charges can be negotiated down to fewer charges with the help of your lawyer.

Here is a list of some of the most common assault charges:

Simple Assault: Simple assault suggests that no weapons were involved and few or no injuries were sustained either.

Assault With a Weapon

Assault Causing Bodily Harm

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault With a Weapon

Aggravated Sexual Assault

Assaulting a Police Officer

Assault crimes in British Columbia are considered serious crimes, as they are throughout Canada. Crown Counsel decides if the charges will proceed to Provincial Court with only a judge or if a jury trial will be required for an indictable offense.

The most important thing to learn here is that, yes, you can be charged with multiple crimes, and that you should not make statements to the police until you have spoken with your lawyer. You have that right. Hire a lawyer who concentrates on criminal defence law and is experienced and familiar with assault cases. A good lawyer is your best chance for a good outcome.

If you are charged with any kind of assault crime, please contact Gagan Nahal for a free consultation in Vancouver at (604) 527-4769. Mr. Nahal’s law practice focuses on criminal defence law, he has extensive experience working with this area of the law.


Gagan Nahal is a criminal defence lawyer based in Surrey, British Columbia, although he has represented clients across Canada. He works vigorously and tirelessly defending his clients.


If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to Mr. Nahal, please call him directly at (604) 527-4769.