One type of criminal offence Jeff Gindin, Q.C. provides legal representation for is domestic assault and related domestic criminal charges. Domestic offences are classified as those that occur in domestic relationships.
These types of relationships are not limited to those between married and cohabitating couples. Domestic relationships exist between parents and children, siblings, boyfriends and girlfriends, people in same-sex relationships, relatives, and close family friends.
The Criminal Code of Canada does not have separate offences for those of a domestic nature. However, the law does recognize that crimes can occur to anyone, even to people in domestic relationships. As a result, those convicted and found guilty of domestic assault and other domestic criminal offences tend to face harsher sentencing from Courts.
In addition to the harsher sentencing guidelines, there are normally Crown lawyers, and Judges that specialize in domestic offence cases. Rather than appearing in “normal” Court to answer to the charges, one would appear in a special “Domestic Offence Court.”
Since the law treats domestic offences as a specialized area of the law, it is highly recommended to consult with Winnipeg domestic assault lawyer, Jeffrey Gindin, Q.C.
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As mentioned previously, the seriousness of domestic offences can create problems for the accused during their bail hearing. The Crown will want to try to prevent release if possible, when there is the risk of potential future violence against the complainant (victim).
Their conditions could include not being able to return to the domestic home, not having contact with the complainant or minor children, and other strict requirements.You will need help from Mr. Gindin if you want to secure release on bail. Mr. Gindin can assist in addressing each of the Crown’s concerns for granting bail.
Once of the most common misconceptions relating to domestic offences is the complainant has the right to withdraw their original complaint and have the charges dropped. This is not how the Criminal Code or legal system works with domestic offences.
As you can see, facing a domestic violence charge is as a very serious criminal offence. You need sound legal advice from knowledgeable domestic assault lawyer, Jeff Gindin, Q.C. to achieve successful outcomes. Call now for a free consultation.