Domestic assault involves an assault in the context of an intimate relationship. This might involve the assertion of control over another individual in the same household, such as spouses, girlfriends or boyfriends, and family members. Domestic assault consists of a variety of acts, from physical abuse to sexual abuse to coercion to uttering threats. Criminal harassment also falls into this category. The Criminal Code of Canada does not have a single law that dictates the penalty for domestic assault, but the Criminal Code does prescribe harsher punishments for crimes committed against an intimate partner.
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Sicotte & Sandhu represent defendants of all ages and backgrounds. While we work on your case, we can also provide additional resources and recommend programs throughout British Columbia that can help you move on from the incident.
We will carefully review your case. In our experience, accusations can be made for a number of ulterior motives. For example, a partner may want a divorce or restrict access to their children. Our lawyers listen to your side of the matter and look for clues during interviews that will corroborate your story, as well as find inconsistencies in the accuser’s evidence. If you have prior convictions, we work with you to gather documents that demonstrate your rehabilitation and good character since those prior offences.
You deserve a lawyer that will consider every defence in your case. Whether you acted in self-defence or the fight was mutual, Sicotte & Sandhu will put you at ease and assess your case’s chances.
A Criminal Defence Lawyer By Your Side
Assault charges can take many forms because of the situations that occur as a result of the assault. It’s essential to find a criminal lawyer who understands the nuances of different assault situations and can choose the best means of defending your case. The context of the situation in which the alleged assault occurred is critical, and we will make sure your side of the story is heard.
If you’re facing assault charges in British Columbia, you are likely scared about what is going to happen next. Our criminal lawyers will carefully explain each step in the process so that you can have confidence we’re doing our absolute best for you. Contact a Sicotte & Sandhu assault lawyer for a free consultation.