What Type of BC Lawyer Deals with Domestic Violence

Written by Jerry Steele

Domestic Violence

What Type of BC Lawyer Deals with Domestic Violence

Written by Jerry Steele

Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence charges are serious, and they’re treated as such by the criminal justice system in BC. If you’ve been charged with DV, you need to act fast and hire a good criminal lawyer to defend you. Criminal lawyers are specifically trained to handle domestic violence cases and have the expertise and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of these cases. 

How Criminal Lawyers Defend You Against Domestic Violence Charges

There are a variety of strategies and tactics that criminal lawyers use to defend their clients against domestic violence charges. 

Some of these include:

  • Challenging the evidence presented by the Crown prosecutor
  • Investigating the circumstances surrounding the alleged offence
  • Negotiating with the Crown for reduced charges or alternative sentencing options 
  • Building a solid defence case to prove your innocence 

Possible Defences for Domestic Violence Charges in BC

A criminal lawyer versus a family lawyer (for example) will know the unique defences that apply to domestic violence cases in BC. 

These are a few examples of the domestic violence defences they may be able to argue on your behalf: 

  • Self-defence: If the accused acted to protect themselves from harm, this can be a defence against domestic violence charges.
  • Consent: If both parties were engaged in consensual physical contact, this can serve as a defence against assault charges. 
  • Lack of evidence: The Crown counsel must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the accused person committed the alleged offence. If there is insufficient or unreliable evidence, this can help defend against domestic violence charges.  
  • False accusations: Sadly, false allegations of domestic violence aren’t uncommon. A criminal lawyer can work to disprove these false allegations and defend their client’s innocence.

The Importance of Hiring a BC Criminal Lawyer for Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence charges can have severe consequences, both legally and personally. A conviction can result in jail time, heavy fines, and a criminal record that can impact your future employment opportunities (among other things). Aside from the legal implications, it’s paramount to have a criminal lawyer who understands the delicate nature of domestic violence cases and will handle your criminal case with utmost care and confidentiality. 

Call Jerry Steele

For a robust defence against domestic violence charges in BC, trust Jerry Steele. An award-winning and respected criminal lawyer, he has the experience and unique skill set required to defend against domestic violence charges. 

Call Jerry Steele now: 778-700-0012.