Domestic Assault Charges
Putting Your Personal Life in Turmoil
Most individuals charged with domestic assault are released on conditions prohibiting all contact with their spouse and access to their home. They may also have to avoid many other aspects of their daily lives, including contact with their own children.
We understand that it can be challenging for the accused, the alleged victim, and their children to live this way until trial. At Muenz Criminal Law, our priority is not only to avoid a conviction or a severe sentence for our clients but also to manage and eliminate onerous release conditions which have upended their lives.
Contact Muenz Law Office
Our firm represents clients facing domestic violence charges in Calgary and the surrounding areas. If you or someone you know has been charged with domestic assault or a related charge, please contact us for a free consultation.
Fill out our online form or call 403 543-6666.
What Happens Now?
For most of our clients, the first question is "When can I go home?'' The answer to this question varies from case to case. In order to place you in a better position to regain access to your family and home, we will have an in-depth discussion with you. touching on issues such as:
- Bail: We will deal with the conditions of your release, either varying them if possible or finding other ways for you to return to life as close to normal as possible until the case is resolved.
- Diversion: There are often alternative methods to deal with the charge, such as Peace Bonds or counselling. These can help you avoid court and may prevent a criminal record, which may affect your immigration status as well as your ability to work, travel or advance in your career.
- Strategy: We will consider the evidence against you and your chances at trial. If your priority is in clearing your name, our approach may be very different from the approach we will take if your priority is to get back to your home as soon as possible.
Guidance for More Challenging Issues
You may be in the middle of a marital breakdown and worried about this charge being used against you during divorce or custody proceedings. Your case may include the use of weapons, sexual assault charges, or harm to children.
Our goal is to help you find the best path towards an outcome that benefits you. Even if you are limited in the types of outcomes available to you, we will advise you on the strength of your case and will work efficiently to protect your rights in court.