Spousal or partner assault, while not a separate offence under the Criminal Code, receives distinctly harsh treatment by the criminal justice system. Individuals charged with domestic assault are often denied bail and, when released, are barred from residing at home and communicating with their own children.
In defending domestic assault allegations, we employ numerous techniques, including the use of private investigators and other evidence-gathering methods to make sure that we have all the information required to defend you to the fullest.
We recognize that persons charged with domestic assault are often dealing with the additional stress and upheaval that comes from the breakdown of a long-term relationship or marriage. We work together with experienced family law counsel to ensure that both your civil and criminal law interests are protected. We are always happy to refer clients to civil counsel who we trust to act on a corresponding family law matter.