Situations leading to domestic violence can arise in the heat of the moment, but the consequences can last a lifetime. If you’ve received a domestic violence charge, you need a lawyer who can protect your rights and provide expert legal advice.
Domestic violence doesn’t have a law solely dedicated to it because it can have a combination of various acts. Every case that is categorized as “domestic violence” is, therefore, unique and will have different results based on the severity of injuries and behaviours.
Sicotte & Sandhu Criminal Defence Lawyers will represent your interests and work to secure a fair outcome, usually avoiding a criminal record. Whether you live in Delta or Surrey, we can offer support and guidance throughout the legal process.
Domestic Violence Charges
When types of abuse occur within a household, such as emotional abuse, family violence, and spousal abuse, this is domestic violence and can be between a partner, family member, children, spouse, and girlfriend or boyfriend. Violence in a household doesn’t always include assault. They can consist of threats, coercion, or stalking. Essentially, domestic violence is where an individual exerts a possessive control over another party within their household and falls under the category of “family law.”
Family law covers a wide range of issues, such as divorce, separation, child custody and spousal support. It can be trying to regulate the matter, especially since the relationship may have become toxic with one of the partners claiming abuse. It is in our experience that partners sometimes lie about abuse to restrict access to the children in the relationship or to ensure a divorce. Sicotte & Sandhu are knowledgeable in family law and here to help.
Our lawyers can assist you, no matter the difficulty of your case. Sicotte & Sandhu has built cases for people throughout the area accused of:
- Assault with a Weapon
- Criminal Harassment
- Sexual Assault