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What Is Domestic Assault?

Domestic assault is a category of assault violence that takes place between partners, spouses, family members, and individuals in a relationship. The Crown Attorney in Ontario sets our specifically defined policies in the Crown Policy Manual that prosecute offences like these quite strongly. The terminology, specifically, is to prosecute these offences "with vigour". Individuals who are charged with a domestic assault are sometimes held by the police overnight for a bail hearing, however most often is the case, the accused person will be unable to have any contact with the alleged victim in these circumstances under a specific order of the court. Our experience as criminal lawyers is that domestic assault charges are not usually withdrawn unless there are circumstances which would give rise to a withdrawal. It is important to note that once a police officer charges you with a domestic assault charge, it is not the police officer nor the alleged victim who has control any longer. The decision to proceed with your charges are solely in the hands of the Crown Attorney. It is very important to retain a criminal lawyer almost immediately at the onset of your case in order to get the best possible outcome.

At Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation, our Criminal Lawyers have the skills and knowledge to help you defend a domestic assault charge. We regularly appear for our clients defending charges in Brampton, Milton, Newmarket and Toronto. When you retain our office, you are hiring competent lawyers who will give you the time to explain your side of the story. We will review your disclosure once you have retained us and we will successfully defend your case in the courts. If you would like to discuss your criminal charge of domestic assault, please contact us at (647) 607-7529 and speak to a Criminal Lawyer immediately in a free, no-obligation telephone consultation. We want to help you through this difficult time, and our primary focus above all is to have your domestic assault charge withdrawn in order to ensure that you do not receive a criminal record.


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