Charged with Spousal Assault? Talk to a BC Spousal Assault Criminal Defence Lawyer
Being charged with spousal assault (also referred to as domestic assault) is a difficult charge to deal with. Often such a charge breaks up families, either temporarily or permanently.
A spousal assault charge in British Columbia usually comes with restrictions from contacting the spouse at least until the trial or resolution.
Moreover, spousal assault can result in a tough punishment such as jail, fines, and/or probation (in addition to not being able to contact your spouse which can be difficult if you have children).
Defending spousal assault charges
If you're charged with spousal assault in BC, you have the right to defend yourself. The first step is not to talk to anyone about the charge except a BC spousal assault criminal defence lawyer. Don't talk to the police, your spouse, or anyone until you've spoken with a spousal assault criminal defence lawyer.
You may have defences available to you
Talking about the charge to anyone other than a criminal defence lawyer may complicate your case and possibly compromise any defence you have.
Defending a spousal assault charge is done in a trial. A trial is your opportunity to put on your defence - whatever that may be. Yes, there are various defences available to spousal assault charges.
Gordon Dykstra is a BC spousal assault criminal defence lawyer
Gordon Dykstra is a criminal defence lawyer who has defended many people charged with domestic and spousal assault. He understands the situation and available defences.
He also understands that shortly after being charged, you have questions. That's why he offers a free half-hour consultation on the telephone so that you can explain your situation to him. He can explain to you any defences available to the charges.
Please keep in mind that often Gordon needs to see the prosecutor's file in order to finalize his defence. To that end, when you hire Gordon, and if it's before the prosecutor's file is disclosed, he'll attend to the Court to obtain the file so that he can review it in preparation of any defence you have.
Free telephone consultation with a BC spousal assault criminal defence lawyer
If you've been charged with spousal or domestic assault in BC, call Gordon toll free at 1.877.753.4793 today to discuss your charge. He offers a free 1/2 hour telephone consultation for people charged with assault crimes.
At the very least find out if you have any available defences to you.