Domestic Assault Lawyer in Calgary

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DOMESTIC assault lawyer in calgary

If you have been charged with a domestic violence offence there is a high likelihood that you are subject to a no-contact order with the complainant, an area restriction prohibiting your attendance at your own home and perhaps restrictive conditions that prevent you from having access to your children. These restrictions may cause personal, economic and financial hardship that negatively impacts all parties (including the complainant).

Ironically, the complainant-centric domestic violence protocol may have the undesired effect of victimizing or even re-victimizing the parties.

You may even be the real victim.

Though many domestic violence charges are initiated by persons who truly require the assistance of the police, Crown or court, it is not unusual for proceedings to commence as a result of an ulterior motive, such as a child custody dispute or disagreement over who retains the primary residence.

With every domestic violence charge, the accused is placed on bail. Since conditions of release generally restrict one’s everyday life (such as the place a person calls home), the likelihood of breaching bail is oftentimes dramatically and unreasonably increased.

There are ways to resolve most domestic assault charges without acquiring a criminal record.  How?  A peace bond is one option.

free consultation with a domestic assault lawyer in calgary

David Chow offers a free telephone consultation.

He recommends that you properly research and select your Calgary defence lawyer of choice. Always remember, any lawyer can advertise, not every lawyer is equally effective.  The fact is, if you are new to the criminal justice system, you probably don't know about the various defence practicing in Alberta. Just because a lawyer has been practicing for a long time doesn't mean he or she is better than a lawyer who has been practicing for less time; but the fact is, the longer a defence counsel has been practicing, the greater the chance that the lawyer has the experience to handle your case.  That said, there are many lawyers senior in years who have far less trial experience that some mid-level defence counsel. Also, there are many defence lawyers in Alberta who have a multi-disciplinary practice and thus may not have an exclusive "criminal law" practice. In Alberta's present economic environment, lawyers are looking for business and thus may be dabbling a variety of disciplines.  

don't hire a dabbler; hire a dedicated calgary criminal lawyer

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Recent Case Results

R. v. D.H.H.

R. v. D.H.H.

(Calgary, P. C. - Domestic Assault). David Chow is a full service Calgary criminal lawyer with over two-decades of real litigation experience. DHH was charged with domestic assault arising out of an incident with a former partner. Similar to so many allegations of domestic assault in Alberta, DHH's claim was that the allegations against him were completely false. ...
R. v. R.H.H.

R. v. R.H.H.

(Calgary, P. C. - Domestic Assault). RHH was charged with domestic assault and uttering death threats in relation to an all things considered minor incident of a domestic nature. Many Calgary criminal lawyers understand that our justice system is more than guilt or innocence -- that is to say, there are shades of grey. ...
R. v. B.B.D.

R. v. B.B.D.

(Cochrane P. C. - Assault).  BBD was charged with common assault arising out of a domestic violence incident in Cochrane, Alberta.  David Chow is not only a Cochrane criminal lawyer with his main office in Calgary, he makes the town of Cochrane home.  Though BBD was in conviction jeopardy, he also had many quality defences. ...
R. v. P.B.P.

R. v. P.B.P.

(Calgary, P. C. - Domestic Assault).  David Chow is a full service Calgary criminal lawyer who routinely defends domestic assault allegations. PBP was charged with common assault, uttering threats and assaulting a police officer arising out of an unfortunate incident involving a domestic partner. ...
R. v. C.D.C.

R. v. C.D.C.

(Calgary, P. C. - Domestic Assault).  CDC was charged with common assault, arising out of a minor domestic dispute. In Alberta, police are under a policy directive to charge whenever they form reasonable grounds to believe violence (direct or indirect) has occurred in a domestic context. ...
R. v. K.T.K.

R. v. K.T.K.

(Calgary, P. C. - Domestic Assault/Threats).  KTK was charged with assault and uttering threats arising from an incident involving a domestic partner.  Notwithstanding that there is no specific offence for "domestic assault" in the Criminal Code of Canada, the common recognizes a class of assault arising in a domestic context. ...
R. v. A.K.A.

R. v. A.K.A.

(Calgary, P. C. - Domestic Assault) - AKA was charged with assault arising out of a domestic incident. Similar to many accused people who come before the courts in relation to allegations of domestic violence, AKA neither had a criminal record nor any previous history with the police. ...
R. v. M.M.M.

R. v. M.M.M.

(Calgary, P. C. - Domestic Assault).  MMM was charged with assault arising from a domestic incident. Domestic assault is a classification of assault that is defined as "domestic" because the occurrence arises out of a domestic relationship.  A domestic arises includes husband/wife, brother/sister, parent/child ect. ...
R. v. E.M.E.

R. v. E.M.E.

(Okotoks, P. C. - Unlawful Confinement). EME was charged with unlawful confinement.  A not guilty plea was entered and the case was scheduled for trial.   The accused claimed absolute innocence. Notwithstanding the claim of innocence, the accused -- understanding the cost and uncertainty in our justice system --  pursued every avenue for a non-criminal record outcome. ...