What to Do if I'm Charged with Domestic Violence in BC

Written by Jerry Steele

Domestic Violence

What to Do if I'm Charged with Domestic Violence in BC

Written by Jerry Steele

Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence is a sensitive and dire situation. In some cases, people are falsely accused of domestic violence. Without an experienced BC domestic violence lawyer fighting for them, they might not be able to prove their innocence in court. Hire an experienced criminal lawyer like Jerry Steele to help you fight your domestic violence charges. You can be sure you’re getting the strongest representation in these cases. 

Importance of Hiring a Domestic Violence Lawyer

Charges of domestic violence can have significant consequences on your life, including losing your job and being unable to see your loved ones. Seek expert legal representation from an experienced BC domestic violence lawyer who understands the nuances of domestic violence cases and knows how to navigate them effectively.

Why Choose Jerry Steele for Your Domestic Violence Case

Jerry Steele has extensive experience in handling domestic violence cases and is well-equipped to defend you against these charges. His understanding of the law, aggressive approach, and commitment to protecting his client’s rights make him the top choice for those facing domestic violence charges in BC.

Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges

There are several possible defences your lawyer may be able to apply to your case to help you fight for your freedom. 

These include:

Self-defence: If you acted in self-defence, your lawyer could argue that your actions were necessary to protect yourself from harm.

False allegations: Your lawyer can work to prove the allegations against you are false and present evidence to support this.

Lack of evidence: In some cases, there may be insufficient evidence to convict you of domestic violence. Your lawyer can work to challenge the counsel’s evidence and poke holes in their case.

Mistaken identity: If mistaken identity is possible, your lawyer can gather evidence to prove you were not the perpetrator of the alleged violence.

Lack of corroborating witnesses: Without witnesses or evidence supporting the allegations, it can be challenging for the Crown counsel to prove their case. Your lawyer can use this to your advantage and work towards getting your charges dropped.

Seeking Alternative Sentencing

In some cases, it may be possible for your lawyer to negotiate alternative sentencing options with the prosecutor. This could include counselling, community service, or anger management classes instead of jail time. This can be a beneficial option for both the accused and the victim, as it addresses the root cause of the violence and helps prevent future incidents.

Possible Outcomes of Your Domestic Violence Case

The consequences of domestic violence charges in BC can be severe. You may face jail time, fines, probation, and a criminal record if convicted. This can have lasting impacts on your personal and professional life. In some cases, a domestic violence conviction can also result in the loss of custody of your children or the ability to own firearms.

Contact Jerry Steele Today

Even if fighting your domestic violence charges feels impossible, don’t give up until you call Jerry Steele. With years of experience and an extensive understanding of BC’s legal system, Jerry Steele can help you navigate the complexities of your case and work toward a positive outcome. Call 778-700-0012 now