Category: criminal harassment

Category: criminal harassment

Charged with domestic violence? Choose a defence lawyer with knowledge of family court proceedings

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Domestic Violence on Saturday March 07, 2015.

When a person is charged with domestic assault or criminal harassment, the stakes are high, even if the allegations are false. In these cases, police often have a policy of "arrest first, ask questions later," and people can find themselves unfairly accused or facing charges that simply don't fit the facts. Being accused of domestic violence can also have a serious impact on family court proceedings, as charges of domestic...
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Preparing a custom defence in domestic violence cases

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Domestic Violence on Thursday January 08, 2015.

Recently we discussed a new method of risk assessment being used by Ontario police officers investigating domestic violence calls. The officers use 13 questions to determine whether the person accused of domestic violence is likely to re-offend, and depending on the factors in the case, the assessment could be used in court to oppose bail for the accused. Generally, when police are called to the scene of a domestic incident, you can...
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Criminal harassment charges sometimes based on false allegations

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Domestic Violence on Tuesday November 04, 2014.

A criminal charge that sometimes comes up in connection with domestic disputes is criminal harassment. In Ontario, a criminal harassment charge can be based on a number of types of repetitive, threatening conduct, including harassing emails, text messages or phone calls. Criminal harassment charges may also be based on allegations of stalking or uttering threats against a person or a person's family. Serious, long-term consequences can result from a criminal...
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