Domestic Assault

Ontario Domestic Assault Defence Lawyers

If police are called to the scene of a domestic dispute, someone will be arrested. The officers have no discretion. Those arrested for domestic violence, assault or abuse will face serious immediate and long-term consequences.

Sabsay Lawyers, in Toronto, advises and represents both male and female clients who were arrested for domestic violence. We also represent those who face legal issues in civil or matrimonial court that are related to a domestic violence arrest.

There is not a specific domestic violence charge. An alleged abuser can be charged with offences such as:

  • Criminal harassment (stalking)
  • Making indecent or harassing phone calls
  • Assault, aggravated assault or sexual assault
  • Child pornography
  • Sexual offences against children and youth
  • Breach of a court order, recognizance (peace bond)
  • Kidnapping
  • Failure to provide necessaries of life and abandoning child
  • Child abduction
  • Uttering death threats

Many people do not understand that a call to police complaining of domestic violence sets into motion a series of events that cannot be turned back without legal help. After the arrest, you will most likely be required to leave your home and have no contact or communication with family members. You will not be treated equally in child custody or visitation decisions or in divorce proceedings. This is all in addition to fines and possible incarceration.

Minimizing The Disruption To The Family

Because our lawyers are experienced in working in both criminal and family court, we are often able to reunite the family by dealing with the legal issues in both venues. In fact, we have never been unsuccessful in these matters when both spouses wish to reunite for the benefit of the family.

To learn how we can be of assistance to you, please contact Sabsay Lawyers. We offer an initial consultation to discuss your case. You can reach us via email or call us at 1-888-541-7868.