The Crown attorney and the courts treat domestic assault charges as unique, even though these often involve forms of assault and threatening. A domestic assault is generally considered to be any assault that takes place within the home setting, and most frequently relates to charges between husbands and wives. However, this can also include situations where other family members are involved such as girlfriends or boyfriends.
At Risen, Inch & Fraser, we represent people who are facing criminal offences. We are a respected Ontario firm that has been serving the Durham Region for more than 30 years. We are proud to say we have a Certified Specialist in criminal law working on our team, and commit to standing by your side throughout every step of the legal process.
Domestic Assault Cases In Ontario
Policy directives have essentially taken away discretion from the police when it comes to deciding whether or not a domestic assault charge will be laid. In other words, if someone calls the police and claims that there is domestic assault in the home, the police will invariably lay a charge of domestic assault on the individual. This means that the person will be arrested and the remaining spouse will not have control over the process.
Someone facing domestic assault charges will be held for a bail hearing and taken in front of the justice of the peace. The Crown attorney will seek terms of bail that will prevent the accused person from returning home, and often will require a surety to post bond on his or her behalf. It is important that you have an experienced lawyer guiding you through this process, and at Risen, Inch & Fraser, we offer the level of experience your case needs.
Domestic assault charges can have serious consequences that will affect not only you, but your family. At Risen, Inch & Fraser, our Oshawa domestic violence lawyers have significant experience fighting these charges and defending the rights of those falsely accused.
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Please contact the Oshawa criminal defence lawyers at our firm to schedule an initial consultation to discuss the details of your criminal charge. Call our firm at 289-274-3492 or toll free at 800-279-0642 to schedule a meeting. You can also book a meeting online by completing a short contact form.