Criminal Offence Penalty Chart

Crimes involving threats or violence

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S=Summary H=Hybrid I=Indictable

Offence description Criminal Code Section S/H/I Minimum penalty Discharge available Maximum Penalty
(S)
Maximum Penalty
(I)
Threat to cause death or harm 264.1 H   yes 18 mos./$5,000 fine 5 yrs.
Criminal harassment 264 H   yes 6 mos./$5,000 fine 10 yrs.
Assault 266 H   yes 6 mos./$5,000 fine 5 yrs.
Assault causing bodily harm or with weapon 267 H   yes 18 mos./$5,000 fine 10 yrs.
Assault police officer, resist arrest 270 H   yes 6 mos./$5,000 fine 5 yrs.
Aggravated assault 268 I       14 yrs.
Sexual assault 271 H if complainant under 16, 1 yr. (by indictment)
or 90 days (by summary conviction)
yes 18 mos./$5,000 fine 10 yrs.
Sexual assault with weapon, threats or causing harm (no firearm) 272(1) I if complainant under 16, 5 yrs.     14 yrs.
Sexual assault with weapon, threats or causing harm (use of firearm) 272(2) I if 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) I if complainant under 16, 5 yrs.     life
Aggravated sexual assault (use of firearm) 273(1) I if 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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