In Canada, domestic assault charges are taken very seriously. In fact, the hurdle to get over is augmented because of the “domestic” nature of the charges. For that and many other reasons, it is highly recommended that you retain the services of a qualified criminal law firm, such as Aitken Robertson to handle your domestic assault charges, as soon as possible. Time is of the essence and the sooner you act, the better your chances are of walking away with a fair and reasonable resolution.
The jeopardy one faces with domestic assault charges is their liberty. Jail time is a very real possibility for an accused person who may be found guilty of such charges. Consequently, finding the right lawyer to defend you will be the most important decision you make.
A domestic assault can happen even when you push your partner. You may think it’s not that serious, but under the eyes of the law, it is. The police take any and all allegations very seriously. That is why it is important that you also take your charge seriously.
Why Hire a Criminal Defence Lawyer?
A lawyer can assist you to be in the best position possible to address the charges you are facing. This includes challenging the charges at the outset and even having them potentially withdrawn all together, depending on the circumstances of your case. Alternatively, a lawyer can attempt to resolve the matter without leaving you with a criminal record.
The various options available to you would be discussed in-depth with your lawyer. Our lawyers will ensure that you understand the process, your rights and feel confident in making informed decisions. We take our time with you and ensure that all your questions are answered and concerns addressed.
What Are Your Rights When Facing a Criminal Charge?
You have a right to remain silent. You are innocent until proven guilty. You have a right to trial and to make a full answer and defence. You have the right to every piece of evidence, referred to as “disclosure,” the state has against you. You have the right to call witnesses that can assist in your case, where applicable.
As criminal defence lawyers, we evaluate your case and point out the strengths and weaknesses. We rely on your legal rights to advance your case. It is understandable that you may be scared, overwhelmed and confused about your next steps. When you hire a criminal defence lawyer from Aitken Robertson, you can release some of those concerns and allow us to take over the burden of handling your case.
We walk you through the process and explain the next steps. You will feel protected and supported. We defend your rights and advocate zealously on your behalf.
A Word on Domestic Assault
Domestic assault can amount to a “he said, she said” situation. Just because you are charged with the offence, does not mean that you actually committed the offence. Remember, under Canadian law, you are considered innocent until proven guilty. A number of steps are taken from the outset of your case to its disposition.
A criminal defence lawyer learns your case and explains what defences may be available to you. Your case can sometimes be resolved outside the formal court process. This means that your lawyer may be able to have your case conclude with for example a peace bond. A peace bond essentially equates to a withdrawal of the charges. This means no criminal record!
Contact the Aitken Robertson Team of Defence
Remember, time is of the essence. Talk to us while your memory is fresh of the details in your case. This is one of the critical parts of preparing your defence. If you are ready to hire a criminal defence lawyer, Aitken Robertson’s law firm is your best choice. Give us a call and take advantage of our free 30-minute legal consultation to learn how we can help you fight your charge.