Domestic-related offences such as assault, mischief, harassment, and other domestic related offences are some of the most commonly occurring offences in our criminal justice system. There is a significant domestic policy that provides for the removal of anyone charged with domestic offences from the home. This can often cause huge hardships for families. There are many ways to expedite a return to the home. There are also many ways to resolve such cases without a criminal record.

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. Call me, I have the experience to help you.

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: Uttering Threats

Uttering Threats may be prosecuted in one of two ways: by summary conviction or by indictment. Almost invariably, Uttering Threats 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.
Threats may be threats of death; threats to property; threats of bodily harm; threats to animals; or, threats to damage property. Threats can be spoken; written (often threats are made in emails); made in person or through another party. To prove a threats allegation, the crown must prove you had the present ability. The degree of alarm felt by the person threatened is irrelevant to a finding of guilt as is your intent to carry out the threat. The threat must be something more than trivial. The threat must be taken seriously by the other party and must have created a real degree of alarm. Where the words spoken were not taken seriously by the complainant, or where it can be established that the words were not intended as a threat, the charge can be successfully defended.
Our office is mainly focused on cases in London, Ontario and surrounding areas, although in some circumstances we have taken on cases outside of this area. Ron Ellis Law has assisted clients from coast to coast - travelling to British Columbia, Halifax and the far north to defend clients. We have also assisted clients in the United States and Europe. We are willing to travel to assist you. We will also defend clients who are publicly funded through Legal Aid Ontario. If you're interested in obtaining legal counsel from Ron Ellis Law please call our office and set up an appointment so we can review the specifics of your case.

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