Being charged with domestic assault can be an extremely painful and difficult experience. Even people with no criminal record may find that they are held in custody for a bail hearing. In many cases persons charged with this offence are prevented by the court from living with or even contacting their loved ones while the matter is being dealt with in the justice system. There are also serious penalties that you could face if charged with domestic assault in Collingwood, Ontario and elsewhere.
Phil Sherman has a proven track record for handling domestic charges in a sensitive and effective manner Experience matters. He can help you sort through all the frustrating barriers of a justice system that does not seem to listen.
CAN I CHANGE MY BAIL CONDITIONS?
In some cases it is possible to delete or amend onerous bail conditions. This can be accomplished through a bail review. But the quickest and most cost-effective way to do this is by way of negotiated agreement with the Crown Attorney. Phil Sherman knows how to get results.
CAN MY CASE BE RESOLVED WITH A PEACE BOND
The Crown Attorney may be prepared to agree to withdraw the charges against a person charged with domestic assault in return for their agreeing to enter into a peace bond. This means that one would have no criminal record entry. But, people should be aware that peace bonds can contain onerous conditions even preventing or restricting contact with complainants and others. It is also important to know that a peace bond does show up on police searches and that people have experienced difficulties with crossing the border or in furthering their careers as a result of peace bonds. Get legal advice.
DOMESTIC CHARGES AND DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS
Allegations of domestic assault in Collingwood often arise during divorce proceedings. In some instances, litigants have been known to manufacture false allegations is order to further their goals in custody-access disputes. Don’t let yourself be pushed around, fight back! .
Call (905) 751-5969 in order to arrange a consultation with Phil Sherman.