August 20, 2020
A proper understanding of consent to sexual activity can prevent serious and damaging consequences for all people involved.
August 8, 2020
Aitken Robertson proudly operates not as a group of individual lawyers, but as a team of lawyers, paralegals, clerks, students, and support staff. After a free 30-minute consultation we’ll begin looking into how best to reach your desired outcome.
July 31, 2020
“Domestic Violence” is not, in and of itself, a prohibition in the Criminal Code of Canada. But s.9 of the Code makes it clear that for something to be a crime, it must be found within the Code, so what then is domestic violence?
May 19, 2020
If you take a casual read through the Criminal Code of Canada (which I in no way recommend because it is perhaps the thickest and least interesting book on my shelf) you may be curious why you didn’t find any crime called “domestic violence” or “domestic assault”.
April 30, 2020
Obtaining a resolution in a domestic assault case and or defending against a domestic assault charge at trial are complex undertakings. In order to ensure that your matter is managed as efficiently as possible, it is beneficial that you explore consulting with and retaining legal counsel as soon as is practicable after you are charged.
April 15, 2020
If you’re facing domestic violence charges, for example domestic assault charges, in the Napanee area, you may be hearing something about having to “do PARs.” If you are looking to resolve your matter, rather than fighting the charges at trial, then it is very likely that you will be asked to enroll in and complete the PARs program. Resolving, in cases of domestic violence charges, means either: agreeing to a plea deal in which the accused person agrees to plead guilty: or, sometimes, the withdrawal of the charges and the entering into a peace bond.
March 17, 2020
If you’re facing charges for a violent crime in the domestic context in Peterborough, you’re likely at least a little panicked right now. First, take a breath, the charges can be fought. Before you can be sentenced to any penalties the Crown must prove that it is likely, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you did what they’ve accused you of.