Ottawa Domestic Violence & Assault Lawyers

Allegations of domestic violence are extremely serious.

The experienced lawyers at Friedman Mansour LLP will help you navigate these difficult and complex charges.

What are the best defences to a domestic assault charge?

Cases of domestic assault are highly emotional and stressful for those involved.

Defences against domestic assault often centre around the credibility of the complainant when compared with the available evidence, such as third-party witness testimony, phone records, video evidence, etc.

Another defence is self-defence, although this can only be successfully argued when:

  • Force is being used against you, or you had reasonable grounds to believe that force would be used against you;
  • Your response to the threat was for the purpose of defending or protecting yourself from the threat or use of force;
  • Your response was reasonable in the circumstances (depending on proportional force being used, your size compared to the complainant, and whether you were intoxicated at the time)

How can I get my domestic violence charges dropped?

The person who accuses you in a domestic assault case cannot get the charges dropped even if they withdraw the complaint.

The Crown Attorney will decide whether to charge you or not and the original complainant can even be subpoenaed to appear in court to give evidence against their will.

What should you do next?

Domestic assault cases are complex.

The lawyers at Friedman Mansour LLP have extensive experience defending such cases and can provide the legal guidance and representation that you need.

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