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Understanding the Implications of a Domestic Assault Charge

Understanding the Implications of a Domestic Assault Charge

Domestic assault charges can have serious and wide-ranging consequences.  Under the Criminal Code, there is no specific offence for “domestic assault.”  However, the fact that an assault happened in a domestic context is an aggravating factor on sentencing and domestic assaults are (often) treated differently by police and by prosecutors than regular assaults.  So what is a “domestic” assault? Domestic…

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