Vancouver Domestic Violence Lawyer
Hurtful words or actions in the heat of an argument can be taken back when cooler heads prevail – but not if authorities intervene.
If police are called and allegations of domestic violence are made, what was once a private, family issue is now out of your control. A Crown lawyer may decide to press charges, even if the person who originally called in the complaint does not want the case to proceed.
Protect Yourself By Contacting a Surrey Assault and Abuse Charges Defence Lawyer
If you have been arrested for domestic violence-related charges, please contact me, Vancouver criminal defence lawyer Michael R. Shapray. I have years of experience and a record of success defending people facing domestic violence charges, such as domestic assault or spousal abuse.
The Consequences of an Arrest and Conviction
In British Columbia, people arrested for domestic violence are generally released on bail. However, the conditions of bail can be very restrictive. You most likely will not be able to return to the family home or contact your spouse until the matter is fully resolved or we convince a prosecutor or a judge to amend the bail conditions.
A conviction for domestic violence can have a significant impact on your life, your job, your finances and your family long after you complete your sentence. You may not be able to practise your profession or gain admittance to certain graduate school programs. You may not be treated equally in child custody issues in family court. You may not even be able to volunteer to coach your child's sports team.
If you have been arrested on a domestic violence charge, do not put your future at risk. By thoroughly evaluating the facts of your case and building a strong defence, I can help protect you against these serious consequences.