John Erickson has been a practicing domestic assault lawyer in Toronto for almost 20 years and has successfully defended countless individuals charged with assault and domestic assault related charges in Toronto, the GTA, and throughout southern Ontario.
With his proven record of success and the high importance that he places on affordable client care, Erickson Law is a prudent choice for those seeking a domestic assault lawyer in Toronto.
Erickson Law provides criminal defence in Toronto for alleged assault and domestic assault offences including:
∙ Assault with a weapon
∙ Assault causing bodily harm
∙ Aggravated assault
∙ Domestic assault
∙ Criminal harassment
∙ Threatening bodily harm
∙ Threatening death
∙ Spousal assault or abuse
∙ Parental assault or abuse
Understanding Assault and Domestic Assault in Canada
Failing to secure a qualified domestic assault lawyer in Toronto can be disastrous for the accused, even when no crime has been committed. When responding to reports of alleged domestic violence, police will almost always choose to arrest even when it is just one person’s word against another or the circumstances suggest that the allegations are false. As a result, many innocent people are arrested for crimes they did not commit. If you are accused of assault or domestic violence, you will typically be held for a bail hearing and forced to abide by strict bail conditions until your trial is finished or you bring an application before a judge to modify.
Allegations of domestic assault and spousal abuse usually arise just before the break up of a marriage or common law relationship when emotions run high. Because they typically occur within the home, domestic assault cases often involve no witnesses other than the accused and the complainant. As a result, these cases are both complex and highly volatile, and carry serious implications if you fail to hire a qualified domestic assault lawyer in Toronto.
How can assault or domestic violence charges affect my life?
Assault and domestic violence charges can have a dramatic effect on your life. Some repercussions are felt immediately, while others have far-reaching impacts on your future employment, family court proceedings (including custody and access to your children), travel, and relationship opportunities. Hiring a qualified domestic assault lawyer in Toronto is the best way to defend yourself against false allegations and avoid life-changing repercussions.
When you are facing accusations of assault or domestic violence in Canada, the Court will typically impose conditions that prohibit the accused from contacting family members. This is done in order to eliminate the chance of culpable individuals committing further domestic violence or spousal abuse while their trial is pending, but it can feel unjust to those dealing with false allegations.
This policy is usually upheld even when the accused’s spouse or children attempt to make contact, though hiring a qualified domestic assault lawyer from Toronto can help you avoid this outcome. If you act promptly and secure qualified representation, your assault lawyer can fight against conditions that can can effectively segregate you from your home and family.
Additionally, your life may be affected by an assault or domestic violence charge in the following ways if these allegations lead to your conviction:
∙ Loss of employment opportunities
∙ Court orders prohibiting contact with family members for years
∙ Family Court orders dealing with custody and access or children
∙ Serious fines
∙ Denial of immigration, permanent residence, and citizenship applications
∙ Restriction from a career in law enforcement
∙ Loss of respect and standing in the community
∙ Inconvenience or denial during travel when arrest and conviction information appears on vulnerable sector checks and other screenings
Why choose Erickson Law when seeking an assault lawyer in Toronto?
Choosing a qualified assault lawyer to help you fight allegations of domestic assault, spousal abuse, or threatening bodily harm can be the difference between a conviction and being cleared of all charges. A qualified domestic assault lawyer from Erickson Law’s Toronto offices can help negotiate a resolution with the Crown Attorney to enable accused clients to:
Modify release conditions. Your bail or undertaking conditions may be varied so that you are afforded the opportunity to live and communicate with your domestic partner again.
Avoid a conviction. Our legal team can help you avoid a criminal record through a withdrawal of the charges levied against you, or secure you an absolute or conditional discharge.
Erickson Law offers the following advantages to those seeking domestic assault lawyers in Toronto:
All-compassing legal experience. John Erickson has dealt with every level of Ontario’s legal system during his nearly twenty year career. John Erickson is experienced in a number areas of criminal law, and his successes can be read on the testimonials page.
Affordable representation that does not compromise on quality. John Erickson offers complimentary first time consultations to help clients affirm their choice of legal representation at no additional cost. Additionally, John uses a block billing structure that is widely accepted as the most cost-effective and transparent payment protocol. You can learn more about our payment plans under “Our Fees” here.
Putting a primacy on client care. At Erickson Law, we believe in putting the client first. We operate with diligence and discretion, and fully appreciate the sensitive nature of domestic assault accusations. Recognizing the round-the-clock nature of domestic assault allegations, we provide 24- hour emergency contact channels to help you.
If you require an assault lawyer in Toronto, then making the right choice is imperative. Get in touch with our team today to book your free consultation and learn why you need Erickson Law on your side. Call (416) 363-3612 or use our online contact form.