Often they are also termed “spousal assaults”. Indeed, specially trained Crown Attorneys are often assigned to “domestic assault” cases. As the offences are the same, you should, however, refer to my article on “Assaults and Threats”.
Special considerations in domestic assault cases are worth mentioning though. It is often the case that someone charged with domestic assault is released on a recognizance or undertaking that prohibits contact with the complainant. Often, the defendant won’t be allowed to live in their own home. Further, it is not uncommon for a complainant to want to “drop the charges”. Some of these issues can be discussed with the Crown’s office and remedied. I have represented many people that have needed these issues addressed. It is often the case that bail variations can be obtained and charges can be withdrawn without the necessity of a trial.
As stated in my article on “Assaults and Threats”, all assault related offences are listed in the Criminal Code of Canada: http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/stat/rsc-1985-c-c-46/latest/rsc-1985-c-c-46.html. There are numerous ways to defend against all assault related charges and I have successfully defended people against them numerous times – please refer to my Recent Successes page. The consequences to receiving a conviction for any assault charge are significant and you should consult with a criminal lawyer to discuss these and other issues.
Again, the foregoing is only a summary. It is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. For a free consultation to discuss your case, please call me at
Client and his wife got into an argument at home. It was alleged that the client began to strike his wife. Client’s position was that he was actually defending himself from his wife.
Client charged with several counts of Domestic Assault against his girlfriend. It was alleged that they got into an argument and he began to strike her several times. P.M. testified that it was the opposite; that she attacked him when he tried to end the relationship.
Client’s girlfriend alleged that he assaulted her on numerous occasions and on one of them, used a weapon. Client denied the allegations.
Client charged with domestic assault against his wife. It was alleged that during an argument, he struck her and a fight continued.
Client charged with two counts of Assault and Utter Death Threats. Complainant alleged that after a verbal argument, her boyfriend began hitting her and then assaulted her friend. He then threatened both of them.
Client charged with Assault against her boyfriend.
Client charged with assaulting his girlfriend and threatening to kill her, after a verbal dispute.
Client charged with domestic assault after allegedly striking his girlfriend several times.
It was alleged that the client and his wife got into an argument and that the client struck his wife several times. Client charged with domestic assault.
Client charged with Forcible Confinement, Threatening Death, Theft Under, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Obstruct Police, Fail to Comply with Bail. It was alleged that client would not allow his girlfriend to leave her residence after stealing from her and threatening to kill her if she called police. Police subsequently learned of this and upon arrival, client jumped from balcony to evade police.
Client charged with assaulting his sister.
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