Toronto Domestic Assault Lawyer Michael P. Juskey has extensive experience defending these types of allegations. Domestic assault charges most commonly arise from disputes between family members as well as those in intimate relationships. One party may call 911, the police will attend the residence, and in most cases somebody will be arrested. The Criminal Code of Canada requires that the police bring you to bail court within 24 hours. In many cases the party facing domestic assault charges will be held in custody for a bail hearing the next day. The arrested party will also be prohibited from communicating with the complainant and, among other conditions, not allowed to attend the family residence. Domestic assault cases are often very serious situations with extremely difficult consequences.
Police officers and Crown Attorneys pursue domestic assault charges with a particular level of severity given the unique family issues that are usually at play in these situations. These cases are usually heard in designated domestic assault courtrooms where you will find specialized Crown Attorneys with the dedicated resources to prosecute domestic crimes. If you are facing criminal charges contact Toronto domestic assault lawyer Michael P. Juskey for dependable advice and a strong defence of all domestic allegations:
R v S.M.
S.M. was charged with domestic assault after an incident at his home. Our office conducted an investigation and provided the crown with additional witness statements that the police neglected to take. As a result, the crown conceded that they would have had a difficult time proving the charge beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Accordingly the charge was withdrawn. No criminal record.
R v V.J.
V.J. was charged with assault (x2) and choking stemming from a domestic incident. Despite the fact that he had no criminal record, V.J. was facing jail time given the seriousness of the allegations. The crown was of the position that they had a reasonable prospect of conviction given the evidence. V.J. maintained his innocence from the very beginning and a trial date was set. After a 3-day trial, the Court concluded that the complainant was not a credible witness and that the crown had failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. V.J. was acquitted of all charges. No jail. No criminal record. Full vindication.
R v G.S.
Client was charged with domestic assault stemming from an argument with his wife. Shortly after retaining our firm, the client’s Recognizance of Bail was varied, allowing him to return home. The criminal charge of assault (Criminal Code section 265) was eventually withdrawn. No criminal record.
R v K.H.
My client was charged with assault (x2) and forcible confinement stemming from two altercations with his ex-girlfriend. The crown was seeking a suspended sentence and probation and eventually offered my client a conditional discharge throughout the course of resolution discussions. At trial an acquittal was entered on the forcible confinement charge after the evidence was heard. The trial judge held in a reserved judgment that there was an air of reality to my client’s claim of self-defence which left the court with a reasonable doubt as to his guilt. Not guilty of all charges. No criminal record.