Under section number 266 of the Criminal Code, domestic assault constitutes violent or threatening behaviour between couples, intimate partners, or members of the same family. Domestic assault charges are charged the same as offences such as criminal harassment or threatening death or injury. Our team understands that being charged with assault allegations can be traumatic. You can rely on us to offer legal advice and representation for domestic assault cases.
In matters of domestic assault, a person does not have the choice to press charges. The police will arrest and charge the person against whom the call is made, if there is a clear semblance of domestic assault, once called upon the scene. Those charged with a domestic assault are held for a bail hearing. Those charged with domestic assault are put on strict bail conditions. They are required to remain away from their family residence. The bail conditions remain as long as the criminal charge is modified by the judge. A peace bond maybe granted to resolve the matter without a criminal record.
It is possible to change the conditions of bail to allow the accused person to return home. This can however be lengthy and complex. We use a number of strategies to increase your chances of having the bail conditions changed. Call us to arrange a consultation right away.
Allegations of domestic assault arise in the context of separations. In most cases, even a minor incident can lead to serious consequences. Those found guilty of domestic-related assaults will face stiffer sentences and probation orders. We take special considerations into account when we work with clients with such allegations. We work with your family lawyer to protect your interest in both criminal court and family court. We serve clients across Southern Alberta.
At Hadford Defence Group, our criminal lawyers regularly represent clients charged with domestic assault. Our team can help arrange bail or change release orders to prevent families from breaking down. Over the years we have had success in getting families back together. Please get in touch with us now to book your appointment with our team, we are here to help you.