DOMESTIC ASSAULT LAWYER

DOMESTIC ASSAULT LAWYER

What is domestic assault?

Criminal code definition of assault:

265 (1) A person commits an assault when

  1. without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly;
  2. he attempts or threatens, by an act or a gesture, to apply force to another person, if he has, or causes that other person to believe on reasonable grounds that he has, present ability to effect his purpose; or
  3. while openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation thereof, he accosts or impedes another person or begs.

If you have been charged with Domestic Assault, this can be a very unsettling and traumatic experience. These charges are taken very seriously. If you are released on bail there are often very strict conditions that prevent communication with the spouse. It is important to have a domestic assault lawyer fighting for your rights to mitigate the damage to your life and, when appropriate, assist in returning your life to normalcy.

Domestic Assault is a serious charge which can occur whether or not force was actually used or just attempted. Regardless of the type of assault, the accused can face very serious penalties if convicted. As a result, it is very important to have an experienced Toronto criminal lawyer at De Boyrie Law to help guide you through the entire process. 

What can De Boyrie Law do for you?

If you are found guilty of Domestic Assault, there are very serious impacts on your life that can affect future employment, travel plans, and more.

Alex De Boyrie has experience successfully representing clients who have been accused of Domestic Assault. He has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and having charges completely withdrawn. We will craft an individualized defence for each case. We provide each client with the utmost attention to detail and representation.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Domestic Assault, please call us today for a consultation with a Domestic Assault Lawyer at (416) 727-1389.

We proudly serve Ajax, AuroraBrampton, Bradford, Burlington, Caledon, Clarington, Cobourg, East Gwillimbury, Halton Hills, Hamilton, King, Kitchener, MarkhamMiltonMississaugaNewmarket, North York, Oakville, Orangeville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond HillScarborough, St. Catharines, Toronto, Uxbridge, Vaughan and Whitby. 

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A guide to working with an domestic assault lawyer

By following these steps, you will be able to find and work with a domestic assault lawyer. This can help you to get the best outcome possible for your case.

 
Frequently asked questions for impaired domestic assault lawyers

In Ontario, domestic assault is defined as any form of physical, sexual, or psychological abuse perpetrated against a person in an intimate relationship. This includes violence, threats of violence, or any other behavior used to intimidate or control another person.

Physical assault includes any physical contact that is intended to cause pain or injury. This includes punching, slapping, kicking, pushing, or any other physical contact that is intended to cause harm.

Sexual assault includes any unwanted sexual contact, including rape, sexual touching, and any other non-consensual sexual activity.

Psychological abuse includes any behavior intended to control, manipulate, or humiliate another person. This can include verbal abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, or any other behavior used to control or intimidate another person.

Under Ontario law, domestic assault is considered a criminal offence. This means that anyone who is found guilty of domestic assault can face jail time and other serious consequences. In addition, individuals who are convicted of domestic assault are often subject to a restraining order, which prohibits them from having any contact with the victim.

It is important to remember that domestic assault is never okay. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic assault, it is important to get help as soon as possible. There are many resources available to help victims of domestic assault, including shelters, legal aid, and support groups.

In Ontario, all domestic assault cases must go to court. This is enforced by the Criminal Code of Canada, which states that anyone who has been accused of domestic assault must appear in court. This is an important step in ensuring that perpetrators of domestic violence are held accountable for their actions, and that victims receive the justice they deserve.

When a domestic assault case is brought to court, the process begins with a bail hearing. The accused must attend this hearing and will require a lawyer to represent them in court.. At the hearing, the judge will decide whether or not the accused is to be released on bail until their trial. If the accused is released on bail, conditions may be imposed to ensure their compliance with the law. The defence lawyer has the opportunity to question the Crown’s case and present any evidence in their client’s defence. This helps both sides to decide whether or not the case should proceed to trial. If the case is to proceed to trial, the accused will have the opportunity to enter a plea of either guilty or not guilty.

If they plead not guilty, the trial will begin with the Crown presenting its case. After the Crown’s evidence has been presented, the defence will present its case. The judge or jury then have the opportunity to make a decision as to the guilt or innocence of the accused.

When a domestic assault case goes to court, it is important to keep in mind that the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is also important to understand that the accused has the right to a fair trial, and the right to defend themselves in court. It is essential that victims of domestic violence seek legal advice and ensure that their rights are protected throughout the court process.

In Ontario, a first-time offender of domestic assault can face a range of penalties, depending on the severity of the offence and the offender’s criminal history. For a first offence, a defendant may face a fine, probation, or a jail sentence. The court may also order the defendant to attend counseling or take other measures to address the underlying issues that led to the offence.

In determining whether or not to impose a jail sentence for a first-time offence of domestic assault, the court will consider the circumstances of the offence, the defendant’s criminal history, and any aggravating or mitigating factors. For example, if the offence is particularly serious and the defendant has a criminal history, the court may be more inclined to impose a jail sentence. On the other hand, if the offence is less serious and the defendant has no criminal history or an otherwise clean record, the court may be more lenient and opt for a fine or probation instead of jail.

In Ontario, a jail sentence for a first-time offence of domestic assault can range from a few days to several months, depending on the circumstances of the offence and the defendant’s criminal history. Ultimately, it is up to the judge to decide whether or not to impose a jail sentence, and the decision will be based on the facts of the case and the defendant’s criminal history.

The Early Intervention Assault Program (EIAP) in Ontario is a community-based initiative designed to reduce the risk of domestic violence and increase safety in the home. The program is aimed at providing early intervention and support to families who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing domestic violence. The program operates province-wide and is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services.

EIAP focuses on providing comprehensive services to families in order to reduce the risk of violence and increase safety in the home. The program offers a variety of services, including safety planning, crisis intervention and counselling, case management, outreach, and education. In addition, the program provides specialized services to victims of domestic violence, such as women-only crisis centres, shelters, and transitional housing. The program also works to increase public awareness and understanding of domestic violence, through public education campaigns and community outreach.

The programs works in collaboration with community partners such as the police, schools, shelters, and social service agencies, in order to provide comprehensive services and support to families in need.

EIAP also works to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence by providing legal information and referrals to victims. The program is committed to providing victims with access to justice and a safe environment in which to seek help. The program has been successful in reducing the risk of domestic violence in Ontario and providing support to families in need. It has helped to reduce the number of victims of domestic violence and has increased safety in the home.

The program is successful in helping families to stay together and to create a safe and supportive environment.

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Domestic assault lawyer reviews
J Esteves
J Esteves
2024-05-06
Alex's exceptional legal knowledge cleared my charge with remarkable finesse. His dedication, expertise, and strategic approach were instrumental in securing a positive outcome. I'm immensely grateful for his unwavering support and highly recommend Alex for anyone in need of top-tier legal representation
Teresa Nguyen
Teresa Nguyen
2024-04-20
Alex is a phenomenal and dedicated lawyer. He is realistic, reasonable, compassionate, non judgemental, knowledgeable, responsive, very professional...the list goes on! He’s helped to counsel me through some very stressful situations and gone above and beyond what was expected of him. I have not one negative thing to say about him. He has all the characteristics you would want in a lawyer and I can’t recommend him enough. Thank you Alex, you rock don’t ever change!!!!
A Client
A Client
2024-04-09
5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆ Truly the finest criminal defence lawyer and team that are available. Alex De Boyrie handled our case quickly, with confidence and current knowledge of the law, which resulted in the charges dropped. Thanks again to Alex and De Boyrie Team.
Molly S
Molly S
2024-01-20
I reached out to Alex seeking advice when I was on the receiving end of criminal harassment. Alex openly acknowledged his specialization is a Criminal Defence Lawyer. Nevertheless, he provided me with straightforward & honest guidance on how to proceed. He not only steered me in the right direction, he also referred me to another lawyer (highly) capable of handling my situation. He even ensured to follow up to see if I received a call. It is patently clear that Alex has a strong sense of integrity, demonstrated by his response. Therefore, I highly recommend his services. Thank you, Alex. Molly
Damneen Hayer
Damneen Hayer
2023-11-15
We’ve worked with Alex and could not ask for a more professional and understanding experience. Communication was very clear with him. He explained our situation to us and what needs to be done. Hopefully we won’t have to but if there’s ever need for legal help again, we’re coming right back to Alex.
Allen
Allen
2023-11-09
I want to give a shoutout to Alex De Boyrie for being an amazing lawyer. They really know their stuff and helped me navigate my case like a pro. Alex was super thorough in reviewing all the evidence and made sure to tackle anything that could have gone south for me. What I appreciate most about Alex is their constant support and great communication. They always kept me in the loop and answered my questions quickly. With Alex on my side, I felt confident throughout the whole process. Thanks to Alex's expertise, I got a positive outcome I wouldn't have achieved otherwise. If you need a sharp, reliable lawyer to have your back, go with Alex De Boyrie. They've got your legal needs covered, no doubt about it. Big thanks to them for making a tough situation way more manageable!
Philip Edward James Theakston
Philip Edward James Theakston
2023-11-07
I am writing this review to express my deepest gratitude and admiration for the outstanding legal assistance provided by Lawyer Alex De Boyrie. Recently, I had the privilege of working with Alex on my legal case, and his expertise, professionalism, and dedication surpassed all expectations. From the moment I contacted Alex, he exhibited a genuine concern for my case, making me feel instantly at ease. His exceptional communication skills ensured that I fully understood the intricacies of my situation, providing me with the confidence I needed to navigate through the legal process. Alex's ability to explain complex legal jargon in a concise and understandable manner was truly commendable. Throughout the entire process, Alex displayed an unwavering commitment to achieving the best possible outcome. His thorough research and meticulous attention to detail set him apart from other attorneys. He effortlessly identified critical aspects that may have been overlooked by others, ultimately strengthening our case significantly. What impressed me most about Alex was his unrivaled courtroom presence. He exuded confidence and poise, which undoubtedly had a significant impact. Alex presented our case with precision and clarity, leaving no room for doubt. His strong advocacy skills combined with his ability to think on his feet were instrumental in securing a favorable outcome. Beyond his exceptional legal expertise, Alex regularly demonstrated genuine compassion for my well-being throughout the process. He consistently took the time to address my concerns, provide reassurance, and answer any questions I had. This level of personalized attention made me feel valued as a client and reinforced my trust in his abilities. In conclusion, I would recommend Lawyer Alex De Boyrie. His outstanding legal skills, tireless work ethic, and genuine care for his clients make him an invaluable asset in the legal field. If you find yourself in need of legal representation, rest assured that you will be in capable hands with Alex. He is an extraordinary lawyer who goes above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. Thank you, Alex, for your invaluable assistance and for making a difference in my life. Your exemplary legal services have left an indelible impression on me, and I am incredibly grateful for your dedication and expertise. Sincerely, Philip Edward James Theakston
Lizzy W
Lizzy W
2023-10-14
I would recommend Alex De Boyrie Law to anyone going through a criminal case, he is professional, attentive and works hard to get the best resolution as quickly as possible. I found myself in some hot water that was pretty serious and Alex worked to have my charges completely dismissed. He was successful. I am so happy, thankful and appreciative. Having a criminal record could have hindered me for the rest of my life. He was available anytime I needed him either by text, phone, or meetings. Thank you again Alex for all you did for me, you are truly a God send!
Reigan Herstad
Reigan Herstad
2023-10-14
Alex is a terrific council. He treats his clients with respect and honesty right from the start. He made sure to keep in constant contact and was very thorough with his work. I strongly recommend.
Luis Rico
Luis Rico
2023-10-07
Alex is a professional lawyer very friendly and really knowledgeable. He patiently explained everything to me and resolved my case very quickly. Glad i found him. Highly recommended.
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