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What is a Domestic Assault?


Domestic assault is a criminal charge that results from a conflict between two people in a domestic relationship. The relationship does not necessarily have to be husband and wife. It can be boyfriend and girlfriend, same-sex relationships, roommates, siblings or even two people.


Conflict is defined as any oppressive, forceful, or violent act that takes place. You can be charged with domestic assault if you:

  • Assault
  • Damage property
  • Threaten to harass or stalk
  • Intimidate them

Other grounds for charges include an act in which a victim is in fear for his or her safety.


If you are charged with a domestic assault, then you may be sent to jail, or pay a fine, or put on probation.  


Domestic assaults are prosecuted quite differently by Crown counsel than other assault charges. The policy of the Crown Attorney in Ontario, as set out in the Crown Policy Manual, is to prosecute these offences "with vigour".

What to do if you are charged with Domestic Assault


In the event that you are charged with domestic assault or simple assault, allegedly, you must:

  • Not plead guilty
  • Immediately consult with a criminal lawyer
  • Gather all evidence that supports your case
  • Cooperate with the police
  • Remain calm

Domestic assault charges and their consequences can negatively impact your future. In order to protect your freedom and rights, it is important to contact an experienced criminal lawyer.


Calvin Barry and his team have successfully defended numerous cases involving domestic assault and have experience in this area of law. There are various paths towards the successful conclusion of a "domestic" assault case, and our team of trial lawyers have the resources and experience to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each particular case and assist you in reaching a successful outcome.


We will fight for your rights no matter the severity of charges. At Calvin Barry, you will be defended. 


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