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Assault can take many forms, but it can be broken down into three main categories, each based on the circumstances surrounding the assault. These three are physical assault, domestic assault, and sexual assault. Being falsely accused of any of these charges could be enough to ruin your life financially and emotionally, affecting your quality of work and living.

Domestic Assault is taken very seriously by Canadian courts, and these convictions can have long-lasting consequences. One such consequence can be probation, which is a list of impairments on your everyday activities. These can range from limited contact with your children and spouse, the requirement to financially support your dependents, counselling sessions, and regular meetings with a probation officer.

Assault is taken very seriously by Canadian courts, and these convictions can have long-lasting consequences.

Other consequences can be financial restitution to the victim, including their property damage and injury costs, as well as jail time, in the form of house arrest or even a prison sentence. These consequences can rob you of years of your life, your income, or your dignity. A lawyer can help you overcome the charges brought against you.

If a charge of domestic assault is keeping you from your children, threatening your livelihood, or destroying your reputation, you need legal help. We have represented clients charged with a range of domestic assault allegations. It can be difficult to have an assault charge withdrawn, but there is hope. Consult with one of our lawyers to protect yourself from the consequences of these false charges.

Sexual assault allegations can have devastating consequences for your criminal record and quality of life. Depending on the severity of the accusation, a conviction could mean a whole range of financial and legal repercussions. If tried as a summary offence, fines can go up as high as 2000 dollars, along with possible jail time. Every level of sexual assault charge carries a possible sentence of jail time. However, the sentence length varies according to the severity of the offence. For example, assault tried as an indictable offence may result in up to 10 years in prison, while aggravated sexual assault can result in life imprisonment.

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When Your Freedom is at Stake

Worst of all, a sexual assault conviction requires you to register as a sex offender, which will follow you around for ten years anywhere in Canada, imposing strict government restrictions on your freedom of person. For this reason, a sexual assault conviction can negatively impact your reputation, alienate you from your loved ones, and make it difficult for you to find work. Sexual assault allegations can be very stressful, especially if you are accused by a loved one, partner, or spouse. Jaki Freeman and Associates have represented clients charged with a range of sexual offences. We know these serious charges can be devastating, but there is hope.

Physical assault, especially assault with a weapon, can net some of the more sever charges when it comes to assault. If the injury delivered is substantial, or even worse, long-lasting, you could be looking at years and years of legal fees and punitive damages, and very often, even jail time. The more severe the damages, the longer the jail time which is given. Defenses against assault are usually based around arguments of self-defense and consensual agreement, but these can be difficult to substantiate without a deep understanding of the legal process.

Assault charges don’t have to ruin your life. With the help of our legal team, you don’t have to face limitations on family visits, inability to work, crippling financial costs, and damages to your reputation. We examine your case with the care and attention to detail which it deserves, to find every possible avenue which can ascertain your innocence.

Contact Jaki Freeman & Associates today at 905-455-6000 to begin developing your defense.

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