Domestic Assault Lawyer

Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects thousands of people every day. However, it is rarely a simple issue, and sometimes charges are filed without cause. If you are facing a first-time domestic assault charge in Canada, contact a domestic violence lawyer to defend your legal rights and reputation. We take pride in offering our services to clients across Western Canada:

Get Representation Against Domestic Abuse Assault ChargesDefining Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse is violence that occurs in a home, typically between two people who are in an intimate relationship. It is characterised by violent, aggressive, or intimidating behaviour. Domestic violence does not just include physical abuse. It can also include verbal threats and coercion in an effort to control the other person or get them to do something that they do not want to do.

Contrary to popular belief, domestic abuse is not just a man abusing a woman. It can be the other way around. And sometimes, false accusations are made as a way to “punish” the other. If this is your situation, you need to reach out to a spousal assault lawyer to help in your defence. It doesn’t have to be an intimate partner either. Anyone who lives in a home together can claim domestic violence against another, including a child, relative, or roommate.

Types of Domestic Abuse

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Domestic abuse is not just verbal and physical. It can also include claims of financial abuse that might include giving an allowance and monitoring their spending closely, not allowing them to work, stealing money from them, and refusing to give them money to pay for necessities.

Digital abuse can also be claimed in a domestic violence case. Claims can be made about stealing passwords, tracking movements with GPS, and monitoring/restricting social media, and financial abuse, to name a few.

The Consequences of Assault and Domestic Violence Charges

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It is extremely stressful when an intimate partner alleges an assault against you. If you are convicted, you could get a criminal record, face possible jail time, mandated counselling or anger management classes, probation, and/or fines.

It is essential to call a domestic violence lawyer as soon as you can. When you plead not guilty to the charges, a trial will be held, and both sides will be able to tell their story. If there is insufficient evidence to back up claims of alleged abuse, your case may be dismissed and charges dropped. In some cases, the judge might reduce the charges based on the facts of the case.

Hire an Expert Domestic Assault Lawyer in Vancouver

Being charged with a criminal offence such as domestic violence can be very stressful and negatively effect your reputation. Domestic abuse assault charges are serious matters, and at Tarnow Criminal Law in Vancouver, BC, we understand this. We are a full-service criminal defence law firm that is dedicated to providing our clients with the best legal representation available in Metro Vancouver. Our services include:
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Benefit from our expertise as a domestic assault lawyer by calling us today or booking an appointment to meet with a lawyer via video conferencing. Your initial consultation can be held through encrypted video conferencing software (examples: Zoom, MSTeams). All video consultations with Tarnow Criminal Law are fully confidential and protected by solicitor-client privilege.

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