What is Domestic Assault? - De Boyrie Law

Domestic Assault

What is Domestic Assault?

Criminal Code Definition of Assault:

265 (1) A person commits an assault when

  1. without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly;
  2. he attempts or threatens, by an act or a gesture, to apply force to another person, if he has, or causes that other person to believe on reasonable grounds that he has, present ability to effect his purpose; or
  3. while openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation thereof, he accosts or impedes another person or begs.

If you have been charged with Domestic Assault, this can be a very unsettling and traumatic experience. These charges are taken very seriously, and if you are released on bail, there are often very strict conditions that prevent communication with the spouse. It is important to have a lawyer fighting for your rights to mitigate the damage to your life and, when appropriate, assist in returning your life to normalcy.

Domestic Assault is a serious charge which can occur whether or not force was actually used or just attempted or threatened. Regardless of the type of assault, the accused can face very serious penalties if convicted. As a result, it is very important to have an experienced Toronto criminal lawyer at De Boyrie Law to help guide you through the entire process. 

Domestic Assault Toronto Lawyers

What can De Boyrie Law do for you?

If you are found guilty of Domestic Assault, there are very serious impacts on your life that can affect future employment, travel plans, and more.

Alex De Boyrie has experience successfully representing clients who have been accused of Domestic Assault. He has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges were completely withdrawn. We believe in crafting an individualized defence for each case and providing each client with the utmost attention to detail and representation.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Domestic Assault, please call us today for a consultation at (416) 727-1389. We are covering Toronto, Vaughan, and the Greater Toronto Area.