Damage to property is often in a Domestic context. Regardless of the context, and, depending on the history of the individual accused person, it is often possible to resolve this type of charge without having to go through trial – often times, these charges can be diverted or resolved by way of a discharge – resulting in no criminal conviction.

It is a little-known fact that the offence of break and enter – when into a residence – carries with it a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. As such, Break and Enter is considered one of the most serious offences in the Criminal Code.

There are many technical defences to a trespass to property charge. Depending on the history of the individual accused person, it is often possible to resolve this type of charge without having to go through trial – often times, these charges can be diverted or resolved by way of a discharge – resulting in no criminal conviction.

Assault can range from relatively minor unwanted physical contact (or fear of physical contact) such as a push all the way to physical contact causing serious bodily injury. Where the assault is caused using any “thing” other than your body, the assault will be considered to be assault with a weapon. All assault charges are serious and all have the prospect of a variety of successful defences. Let me put my experience to work for you. I will review the law with you and determine if you have a defence to the charge. Failing that, I will use my experience to review your case with the crown attorney with a view to reaching a negotiated resolution agreeable to all parties.

Many weapons offences have very significant minimum jail sentences attached to them. It is crucial that you hire an experienced lawyer to assist you in defending such charges. Often times there are technical defences available to you that you are unaware of.

Our team has the knowledge and extensive trial experience to explain the details of your case and outline your options moving forward. What makes us different from most firms is that we are here when you need us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have questions about your assault case and want to know the best way to proceed, then contact us now for a free consultation. It is vital that you receive a full and frank review of your case as soon as possible.

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FAQ: Forcible Confinement

Forcible confinement may be prosecuted in one of two ways: by summary conviction or by indictment. Almost invariably, forcible confinement will be prosecuted by summary conviction. If convicted following a trial by summary conviction, you are liable to a fine of up to $2,000 or 18 months' imprisonment or both. Our office can help you understand the specifics of your case and the potential penalties you may be facing. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Forcible confinement involves unjustly holding anyone against their will through the use of threats, duress, force or the exhibition of force. This offence is called "forcible confinement" and is formally defined by the Criminal Code of Canada as depriving an individual of the liberty to move from one point to another by unlawfully confining, imprisoning or forcibly seizing that person.
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