Domestic Violence & Assault Defence Lawyers

Domestic Violence & Assault Defence LawyersMotevalli Law Group has successfully defended numerous assault cases – both simple and complex. Assault allegations may comprise of charges of aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.

For an individual to be convicted of assault the Crown must convince the court, beyond a reasonable doubt, of the following basic elements of the offence:

  1. That the Defendant applied force directly or indirectly to the Complainant;
  2. That the Defended intended to apply force; and
  3. That the Complainant did not consent to the application of force by the Accused.

If the court is not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt of each of the above three factors, the accused will be found not guilty. Experience defence counsel will ensure the accused achieves the best outcome possible in the circumstances.

There are many different variation of an assault charge. An assault which occurs in the context of a domestic relationship is often referred to as Domestic Assault. An assault of a sexual nature is often referred to as Sexual Assault.  Aggravated Assault and Assaulting a Police Officer are further examples of more serious assault charges which carry heavier penalties.

An assault charge can be very serious and only an experienced criminal lawyer, knowledgeable in this area of law can provide a personalized approach to your defence.

Self-defence is an available defence to the charge of assault. This involves the use of reasonable force, not excessive force, in particular factual circumstances. Provocation, while not a defence to an assault charge, may be considered as a mitigating factor during sentencing.

At Motevalli Law Group we fight for your rights no matter what the allegations. If you have been charged with a criminal offence, you need a team of experienced criminal lawyers that will defend you from start to finish.

Our criminal lawyers will raise every realistic defence and develop a strategy for your specific case. A criminal charge can have crippling effects, so choose a law firm that has a proven track record of success.

Recent Success

R v L.L

2018, Toronto

Charge: Assault causing bodily harm, Aggravated Assault

Result: All charges withdrawn after a 6 day trial was scheduled

R v E.G

2017, Toronto, Old City Hall

Charge: Assault

Result: All charges withdrawn.

R v C.M.

2017, Toronto, 2201 Finch Avenue W.

Charge: Assault

Result: All charges withdrawn.

R v T.A.

2017, Toronto, Old City Hall

Charge: Assault, Utter Death Threat

Result: All charges withdrawn.

R v S.A.

2017, Toronto, Old City Hall

Charge: Assault

Result: All charges withdrawn.

R. v M.A.H.

2016, Toronto

Charge: Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Weapon

Result: All charges withdrawn.

R. v C.D.

2015, Toronto

Charge: Assault

Result: All charges withdrawn.

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