DOMESTIC ASSAULT FAQ
As an experienced Toronto Criminal Lawyer I have helped many individuals charged with Domestic Assault obtain favourable results. My track record speaks for itself as I have secured withdrawals for every client that has decided to take their case to trial.
Domestic Assault is a serious offence that is treated quite differently from an ordinary assault and is generally prosecuted more vigorously by a dedicated team of Crown Attorneys.
1. An assault occurs when one person without the consent of the other person applies force intentionally to that other person either directly or indirectly; or
2. An assault occurs when one person attempts or threatens by an act or a gesture, to apply force to another person and the person must cause the other person to believe upon reasonable grounds that he or she has the present ability to effect his purpose.
The complainant (ie victim) no longer wishes to pursue the charges
The fact that the complainant may want the charges withdrawn is of little importance to the crown attorney who is prosecuting the case, especially in the case where the complainant has provided a sworn video statement. Although it may become more difficult for the Crown Attorney to secure a conviction when the complainant is uncooperative, the Crown attorney will still continue with the prosecution of the charges if he or she believes there is a reasonable prospect of conviction.
I welcome you to contact our office to schedule a free consultation. A lawyer will carefully review your disclosure and your options to help you arrive at the best possible outcome in your case.
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