If you are in a relationship with someone and the police charge you with assault, this offence will be labeled as a Domestic Assault.
Given today's social climate, the Crown has a mandate to take an aggressive approach to domestic violence.
Individuals charged with domestic violence related offences are often held in custody until bail is granted. These allegations can have drastic consequences beyond the criminal arena especially if they occur in the context of a relationship break up or custody battle.
A criminal lawyer will be able to guide you through the complicated legal process and explain all options available to you throughout the process.
Being charged can be an embarrassing experience. Hiring a lawyer in the early stages can eliminate or greatly reduce the amount of time you will ever have to step foot in a courtroom.