A Domestic assault lawyer in Toronto can help you lessen your violent offence charges.
Violent offences often carry very significant jail terms upon conviction and are some of the most stigmatizing charges in the Criminal Code. I have experience defending accused persons charged with murder, aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm and criminal negligence causing death. If charged with such an offence, it is of vital importance to retain a criminal lawyer you are confident in from the stage of the bail hearing. Due to the nature of violent offences, such cases often become bitterly contested from the stage of the bail hearing. This is unfortunate because violent offences also often have a number of defences, such as identity, provocation, self-defence and the credibility of witnesses.
When charged with a violent offence, particularly a newsworthy violent offence, it is vital to speak to and retain a lawyer immediately. There are a tremendous amount of police resources that are used investigating violent offences and the pressure of simply being investigated for such an offence can be overwhelming and can cause bad decisions to be made at an early stage. A criminal lawyer can assist in providing a countermeasure to the pressure and stress of being charged with such an offence.