Domestic Assaults

The police take allegations of domestic assaults very seriously, and if they feel that they have a “reasonable suspicion” that an assault may have taken place, they will charge an individual. In Ontario, the complainant, or the victim, cannot decide whether or not the accused will be charged. The police will always lay charges if they believe an assault may have occurred. Although the police have an obligation to investigate all crimes thoroughly, it may feel as though they did not to investigate your side of the story: they took your accuser’s words as gold, and did not want to hear the truth. An experienced criminal defence lawyer will be able to work with you, defend your rights, and ensure that you are not found guilty of something you did not do.