Domestic violence and other domestic offences are unlike other offences because charges are often laid after only a statement from the complainant and nothing else. In addition you may be faced with strict bail conditions of no contact which in effect mean that you are evicted from your own home. When faced with this, it is tempting to plead guilty just to get it over with. Don't plead guilty without having obtained legal advice.
Maureen has dealt with numerous domestic violence and other domestic files and can help you protect your rights. She can also help you to get onerous bail conditions modified.
Some examples where Maureen has successfully represented clients charged with domestic offences:
R. v. NJ (Calgary 2016) — domestic related assault and harassment charges withdrawn after successful negotiations with the Crown; No criminal conviction; no criminal record
R. v. AS, 2015: Charge of assault withdrawn; No criminal record
R. v. PD, 2015: Breach charges withdrawn
R. v. MM, 2015: Charge of assault withdrawn
R. v. OH, 2015: Charge of assault withdrawn after negotiations with the Crown that client attend counselling; No criminal record
R. v. PD, 2015: Assault charges withdrawn at trial
R. v. KBR 2011: violent domestic offence; court took into account Maureen's submissions on mental health issues suffered by the client and sentenced client to probation; upheld by Court of Appeal.
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Contact Maureen today for a free consultation. Don't delay. Delay can often work against you.
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