Experienced Defence for Domestic Assault and Its Related Offences
It is the general policy of government and law enforcement to make an arrest when called to the scene of alleged domestic violence or abuse. Even if there is virtually no evidence of genuine wrongdoing, simply the accusation of a person is enough to lead to serious criminal charges.
At the law firm of Neuberger & Partners LLP, our Toronto domestic violence lawyers strive to provide thorough and effective legal representation for clients accused of domestic violence crimes. We are an experienced and highly-skilled Ontario criminal defence firm with a proven record of success serving clients across the Greater Toronto Area and nearby communities.
The Intersection of Criminal Charges and Divorce
Often allegations of domestic abuse and criminal harassment occur during or just prior to the breakdown of a marriage or common law relationship. Mandatory charge and prosecution policies result in serious implications for persons accused of domestic violence.
Typically the individual charged is removed from the home and is held for a bail hearing. The terms of release on bail can cause considerable hardship and have negative impact on family relations including custody and access. Unfortunately, there has been a growing trend over the last decade for criminal charges to be used as leverage in a family court proceeding in order to remove a spouse from the home and thwart custody and access.
Joseph Neuberger has extensive experience in defending domestic charges, especially in the context of high-conflict divorce. We work closely with family law lawyers to develop a comprehensive defence that includes our review of all material available including the family court documents and we always construct detailed cross-examinations of complainants drawing upon evidence or contradictions that we uncover in the family court pleading, affidavits and examinations, in order to challenge the credibility and reliability of the complainant.
Comprehensive Approach to Criminal Defence.
We conduct extensive defence investigations often with the retention of private investigators to obtain evidence to undermine the assertions of the complainant. We seek out and review any and all communications between the parties including emails, MSN chats, facebook chats, etc to uncover defence evidence. The lawyers at Neuberger & Partners LLP spend a significant amount of time working with the client in preparing him or her for the trial. In addition to our strategies for developing strong cross-examinations, we equally employ effective strategies in developing the client’s knowledge of the case and the criminal justice process in order to fully prepare the client for testimony at trial.
It is imperative in any domestic assault or abuse case that the lawyer representing you have extensive experience with these types of cases and is not only familiar with family court proceedings, but is adept in utilizing all possible information and experts to develop a strong defence. In past cases, through hard work on behalf of clients, we have uncovered fabrications and consequently proved at trial that the allegations were fabricated.
The range of allegations that arise in a domestic context are varied and include threats of violence, criminal harassment, assaults, sexual assaults, and others, but the common theme is that all domestic offences carry significant consequences if a person is found guilty of any such offence. The lawyer you retain to defend such a case must have extensive experience and be regarded in the criminal justice system as a reputable and successful defence counsel in order to properly and fully defend you.
Serious Defence for Serious Cases.
Charges of domestic assault carry serious penalties and consequences beyond the criminal fines or potential jail time involved. Even an accusation of domestic abuse or threats can affect where you can live, when you can see your children, and can almost certainly result in divorce proceedings. Having a criminal record can also become a permanent mark on your record.
With an “arrest first, ask questions later” policy, it is not uncommon for individuals to be unfairly accused, have restraining orders placed against them or face charges that don’t match the circumstances. Our firm can represent your interests in cases involving:
Threatening bodily harm
If you have been arrested for a domestic violence-related offence, then you need knowledgeable and effective counsel on your side that can work toward keeping that arrest from becoming a conviction that permanently damages your reputation, your record and your rights.
Rely on Proven Trial Lawyers.
As a law firm well versed in defending charges of violent crimes and backed by a high success rate and proven record,* we challenge the prosecution and fight for you. We work to expose individuals who make reckless accusations to advance a family law or divorce strategy. We expose lack of evidence and complaints without any confirmed injury or corroborated proof of serious threat. Our lawyers cross-examine witnesses, conduct independent investigations and thoroughly prepare your case for court.
Domestic Assault Law Firm Serving Toronto and Scarborough.
Accusations of domestic assault, harassment or uttering death threats are too serious to ignore. When considering your representation, make sure the lawyer you hire has the skill and the record of success to defend you. Call our Toronto office at 416-364-3111 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your defence.
Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.