Assault Defence Lawyers
An assault does not always mean a punch or a kick. You can be charged with assault for merely pushing or shoving someone or grabbing his or her arm. You do not even have to touch anyone to be charged with assault. If the other person feels he or she is in danger of being physically harmed, you can be arrested and charged with assault. Assault can be charged as an indictable offence. Consequences can include a prison term of up to five years.
As experienced Toronto defence lawyers, we represent you for being charged with assault stemming from a variety of circumstances, from barroom brawls to domestic assaults to sports-related injuries.
Ontario Aggravated Assault Defence Law Firm
We also represent clients charged with aggravated assault, which is defined as an assault that “wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the complainant.” Aggravated assault is an indictable offence that is punishable by imprisonment for up to 14 years.
At Sabsay Lawyers, we regularly achieve successful results for clients charged with assault. Possible defences to the charge include:
- Identity: You were not the person who assaulted the complainant
- Self-defence: You were attacked or threatened and were defending yourself
- Defence of others or property: For example, someone broke into your home and you were defending your property or your family
- Consent: The other person agreed to participate in an activity that resulted in the assault
Potential Civil Consequences
Whether or not you are convicted of an assault in criminal court, you may also be sued in civil court if the assault resulted in bodily harm to another. Our lawyers can advise and represented you in all legal problems that stem from a criminal assault charge.
To learn how we can be of assistance to you, please contact Sabsay Lawyers. We offer an initial consultation to discuss your case. Contact us or call us at 1-888-541-7868.
Domestic Assault Defence Lawyers
If police are called to the scene of a domestic dispute, someone will be arrested. The officers have no discretion. Those arrested for domestic violence, assault or abuse will face serious immediate and long-term consequences.
Sabsay Lawyers in Toronto, advises and represents both male and female clients who were arrested for domestic violence. We also represent those who face legal issues in civil or matrimonial court that are related to a domestic violence arrest.
There is not a specific domestic violence charge. An alleged abuser can be charged with offences such as:
- Criminal harassment (stalking)
- Making indecent or harassing phone calls
- Assault, aggravated assault or sexual assault
- Child pornography
- Sexual offences against children and youth
- Breach of a court order, recognizance (peace bond)
- Failure to provide necessaries of life and abandoning child
- Child abduction
- Uttering death threats
Many people do not understand that a call to police complaining of domestic violence sets into motion a series of events that cannot be turned back without legal help. After the arrest, you will most likely be required to leave your home and have no contact or communication with family members. You will not be treated equally in child custody or visitation decisions or in divorce proceedings. This is all in addition to fines and possible incarceration.
Minimizing The Disruption To The Family
Because our lawyers are experienced in working in both criminal and family court, we are often able to reunite the family by dealing with the legal issues in both venues. In fact, we have never been unsuccessful in these matters when both spouses wish to reunite for the benefit of the family.
To learn how we can be of assistance to you, please contact Sabsay Lawyers. We offer an initial consultation to discuss your case. Contact us or call us at 416-361-9609.