Violent Offences, Domestic Violence, and Aggravated Assault
Have you or someone you know been arrested or are you facing physical assault charges, aggravated assault charges, domestic assault charges, any other violent crime charges or indictable (often referred to in the U.S. as felony) assault charges? You or that person could be facing serious punishment.
Physical assault or criminal assault is broadly defined as unwanted touching or touching without consent but “assault and battery” law allows for many accused persons to avoid conviction and punishment or receive lesser sentences if there is successful proof of self-defence. The self-defence argument is extremely technical in criminal assault cases but can be successfully argued in simple assault cases, cases of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault charges and even charges of murder.
Our criminal lawyers are focused on defending criminal assault and aggravated assault cases. Gunn Law Group provides a successful record of defending clients in the following areas involving violent crime defence offences:
- Sexual assault
- Domestic violence
- Uttering threats
- Obstructing peace officers
- Disorderly conduct
- Aggravated assault
- Weapons charges
At Gunn Law Group, our criminal assault lawyers skillfully apply unique strategies to present evidence to support your defence, such as well-planned and executed witness cross-examination and challenges, where appropriate, to the police investigation and the prosecution’s case.
Want to prevent a criminal record due to Domestic Assault Charges?
In Alberta, assault laws have no specific Criminal Code sections dedicated solely to incidents involving domestic violence. Domestic violence assault cases are usually charged as one of the existing assault charges of simple assault or assault causing bodily harm. Most often, these domestic assault “battery” incidents involve a disagreement between the alleged “domestic assault victim” and the accused. The criminal lawyers at Gunn Law Group have helped many clients who have been charged with assault, avoid a criminal record by negotiating with the Crown to obtain orders similar to restraining orders called 810 peace bonds, also known as a “recognizance”.
In addition, when people are accused of domestic assault, they often have to deal with an Emergency Protection Order issued against them by the courts. Emergency Protection Orders are often referred to as “EPOs”. Our domestic assault defence team can help get an Emergency Protection
Order varied or lifted.
Are you facing Aggravated Assault Charges in Alberta?
It is extremely important in any aggravated assault defence to have an experienced team of highly capable lawyers who understand how to properly prepare your case for trial. Choosing the right aggravated assault defence team is critical because potential penalties could drastically affect your life for decades. If you are found guilty, an aggravated assault sentence can include significant prison sentences. The aggravated assault and battery defence team at Gunn Law Group has proven that it is more than capable of successfully preparing an assault case for trial.
We provide a Comprehensive Sexual Assault Defence
The sexual assault defence team at Gunn Law Group uses every resource available to defend you and ensure that the law is applied to your advantage. A conviction for sexual assault or “rape” charges can result in a significant prison sentence and a lifetime requirement of having to register as a sex offender.
You can rest assured that we leave no stone unturned in challenging the prosecution’s case and witness testimony by employing experts in certain cases to perform independent investigations, interviewing our own witnesses and using other techniques depending on the circumstances. Sexual harassment and assault cases are often determined according to the work done during the pre-trial preparations and investigation. In some cases we may examine phone records, voicemail messages and past communications such as e-mails, text messages, social networking chats and instant messages to ensure a thorough sexual harassment and assault defence.
Since many alleged victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault are often acquainted with or work with the accused, our approach may include investigation of past histories and personal relationships. This type of research sometimes proves critical in a defence, as many alleged victims of sexual assault, complain after years or decades have passed.
Our violent crimes and sexual assault defence lawyers are prepared to defend your freedom if you are confronted with:
- Sexual assault charges
- Aggravated sexual assault charges
- Forcible confinement charges
- Sexual interference with a minor charges
- Sexual exploitation charges
- Invitation to sexual touching charges
- Sexual harassment
If you are in need of a criminal lawyer for a sexual assault or “rape” charge, or an attempted sexual assault charge, our defence team is the one you need.
Contact our Edmonton criminal assault lawyers today
A finding of guilty or a conviction for a violent crime can impact you for the rest of your life. You may be required to submit your name to federal child-protection registries, your profession may be put at risk and you may not be admitted into graduate school programs. A conviction could even put at risk your ability to win in child custody cases. A conviction may also further affect a healthy family life by stopping you from volunteering, coaching or participating in your children’s recreational or social activities. If you have been arrested on “assault and battery”, violent crime or sexual assault charges, do not risk your future.
Contact the lawyers on the defence team at Gunn Law Group. We handle criminal defence of assault-related charges in Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Bruderheim, Calmar, Devon, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Redwater, Stony Plain and Strathcona County, Leduc County, Parkland County and Sturgeon County, and other communities in Alberta and elsewhere. We will defence cases anywhere in B.C., Alberta, N.W.T., Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Call our offices at 1-780-666-7561 and start taking control today.