Being charged with assault is a terrible and traumatic experience for anyone, but the stress involved in these cases is magnified when the alleged victim is your spouse.
Police, crown attorneys, and the courts, are all applying a rigorous zero tolerance policy to charges of domestic assault. Even when the complaining spouse does not want charges laid or does not want the case to continue, zealous prosecutors are being directed by their superiors to vigorously seek convictions in every case and ask for heavy sentences if an accused is found guilty.
Domestic assault charges have become so serious and so frequent that they now form one of the most commonly defended charges by our lawyers. Fortunately for our clients, the lawyers of ABP are thoroughly familiar with the unique challenges posed by these charges and we have had tremendous success representing both accused persons charged with domestic assault, and complainants caught up in a justice system that refuses to listen to their needs.