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Domestic Assault Charges Dropped? How Can this Happen?

When it comes to being charged with domestic assault, people often wonder if the charges can be dropped or withdrawn. They wonder what will it take to have the assault charges dropped? Often because there is an intimate and close relationship with the alleged victim...

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What Is The Partner Assault Response Program?

The Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program is a program offered in many Canadian provinces to men and women who have been charged with domestic assault or other domestic violence related offences. The main goal of the PAR program is to provide these accused people...

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Domestic Assault Charges: What Happens Now?

Domestic Assault Charges: Now what? Will There Be a Criminal Record?   Anyone that has been charged with domestic assault should seek assistance from an experienced criminal lawyer to help navigate the criminal justice system. The best way to reduce the risk of...

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Defending Against Allegations of Domestic Assault in Canada

Domestic Assault charges require an experienced criminal lawyer. Statistics reveal that every six days a woman in Canada is killed by intimate partner violence.  While domestic assaults can involve all genders, we know that 80% of the victims are women. Domestic...

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Can I Be Arrested For Psychological or Emotional Abuse?

Domestic emotional abuse is a severe and can do a great deal of harm to victims. In this post, we’ll define emotional and psychological abuse and look into the penalties if you or a loved one is convicted.  What is Emotional and Psychological Abuse? The Courts...

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Fighting Peace Bonds on Domestic Assault Charges

In some cases when defending domestic assault, the accused may be asked to sign a peace bond before the crown will withdraw the charges. While this may seem like a reasonable request, there are potential consequences for the person signing the peace bond that requires...

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Why Domestic Violence Sentencing Is Treated More Seriously

Domestic assault convictions have serious consequences that can impact the rest of your life. Sentencing for domestic assault convictions is typically more severe than for other types of assaults, and there are good reasons for this. Domestic assaults involve attacks...

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Is Domestic Violence Assault?

The injuries and conduct in domestic violence span a range of offences similar to assaults. Although domestic violence is not officially classified by the Canadian Criminal Code, intimate partner violence is and has recently been enhanced under bill C-75. Where...

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Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

In Toronto, bail is only granted in exceptional circumstances for those who have outstanding murder charges. In order to be considered for bail, you and your proposed sureties must meet certain conditions set out by the court. If you are unable to meet these conditions, you may be required to...

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Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Nobody wants to talk about the actual cost of sexual assault charges. Particularly when it comes to discussing the actual costs that serious sexual offences impose on the justice system. This is likely due, in part, to the fact that most people not involved in the criminal justice system don't...

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Drug Impaired Driving – The Best DRE Checklist

Drug Impaired Driving – The Best DRE Checklist

What Is a Drug Recognition Expert? A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) is a police officer trained to scientifically identify if a person's ability to operate motor vehicle is drug impaired by or impaired by alcohol. They are scientifically trained to determine if a person is driving under the...

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