Need a BC Criminal Assault Defence Lawyer?
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There were 17,600 incidents of assault in British Columbia in 2007 according to Statistics Canada, and aside from impaired driving, assault is the most common criminal offence in the country.
Such high incident rates may be related to the wide-reaching definition of assault in Canada: assault is any intentional application of direct or indirect force on another person without their consent. In fact, even a threat to apply force through an act or gesture can be considered level one assault if the potential victim believed you had the ability to carry out the threat.
Whatever the circumstances of your assault or domestic assault charge
, an experienced criminal defence trial lawyer can help you better understand your case and your options moving forward. Gordon Dykstra, who is a BC criminal lawyer, has aided those accused of assault for over two decades and has helped each individual find the best path and outcome and then move on with their lives.
Dykstra will guide you through your case, first by collecting and examining officer and witness reports from the Crown, and then by listening to any information you have about the incident that would help you case. Dykstra & Company, who are BC lawyers, will analyze the details of your case, partner with you to choose a plan of action, and ensure that you see the best possible trial or outcome. Whatever the final ruling may be, you can be confident that you received comprehensive, aggressive, and effective legal representation.
Located in Abbotsford and Surrey, BC, and serving the surrounding Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland areas, Gordon J. Dykstra can provide you with capable, assertive legal counsel in the face of your assault charge.
Assault incidents and domestic assault incidents happen every day In BC
Those charged with assault or domestic assault often feel shame, anger, confusion, and embarrassment – emotions that make it difficult to seek legal help and fight their case. However, the consequences of an assault conviction are serious: you may face fines of up to $2,000, up to three years of probation, up to 18 months in prison, and a permanent mark on your criminal record. Understand that assaults and alleged assaults take place every day in BC and that the best option for you is to make sure you have experienced, expert legal help.
Call Us Today To Discuss Your Assault Charge With a Criminal Defence Lawyer
It is hard to find someone to turn to in the wake of an assault charge or domestic assault charge – in some cases, even friends and family may not be willing to reach out to you. Gordon Dykstra understands that a charge is not a conviction, and that in many cases incidents are much more complicated than they first appear. As a criminal defence lawyer, Gordon Dykstra can help you understand your options and tackle your case as quickly as possible.
These situations can be painful and overwhelming to confront, but not doing so can lead to serious consequences and perhaps even jail time. Let an experienced criminal defence lawyer guide you through these difficult times and back to your normalcy.
Gordon Dykstra offers all clients a FREE 1/2 hour telephone consultation. These consults place no obligation on you; it's an opportunity where you can educate yourself and explain your story.
Contact Gordon today either by calling us at (604) 853-4793 or toll free 1 (877) 753-4793 or by filling out the contact form at the right of this page. Make certain that your story is heard and that the evidence of your case is thoroughly examined.
BC criminal assault defence lawyer serving Abbotsford, Surrey, Langley, Chilliwack and all of BC since 1982
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