The immediate result of a domestic assault charge is separation of the accused from his or her family by way of court ordered bail conditions. The first step is to retain legal counsel who can act as your advocate and advisor. Domestic assault is an aggravated form of assault in the law and the sentencing provisions of the Criminal Code specifically provide that abuse of a spouse is an aggravating factor. However, there are many ways to resolve an allegation of domestic assault.
The court ordered bail conditions must be strictly obeyed by, otherwise this can result in further charges for breach of a recognizance. The lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall understand that in many situations these conditions may not be wanted by the parties involved and they can assist you in having your bail conditions varied.
In many case, the lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall can find ways to resolve a first offence allegation of domestic assault without the stigma of a criminal conviction. The lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall are experienced in representing offenders on domestic assault charges that have ranged from allegations of very serious repeated violence to less serious momentary lapses of character.