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What is Domestic Violence? Is It Assault?

The conduct, behaviour and injuries associated with domestic violence can span a range of offences similar to ordinary assaults. Although domestic violence or domestic assault are not officially terms that are defined or mentioned in the Canadian Criminal Code, but...

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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When it comes to being charged with domestic assault, people often wonder if the charges can be dropped or withdrawn.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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How Criminal Charges are Classified in Canada

How Criminal Charges are Classified in Canada

When you're facing criminal charges, it's important to understand how the courts and prosecutors classify criminal offences. This article will help you understand the severity of criminal offenses and what potential penalties you may face. In Canada, crimes are classified into three categories:...

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What is Domestic Violence? Is It Assault?

What is Domestic Violence? Is It Assault?

The conduct, behaviour and injuries associated with domestic violence can span a range of offences similar to ordinary assaults. Although domestic violence or domestic assault are not officially terms that are defined or mentioned in the Canadian Criminal Code, but intimate partner violence is and...

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What is an Absolute Discharge Under Canadian Law

What is an Absolute Discharge Under Canadian Law

What is an absolute discharge? Absolute discharges are a finding of guilt by a Judge, but no subsequent criminal conviction or criminal record. There is no punishment imposed by the court for absolute discharges. When a judge grants an absolute discharge the accused has no more obligations to the...

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