Violent Offenses Lawyer

Violent Offenses, Domestic Violence, and Aggravated Assault

Have you or someone you know been arrested or are facing physical assault charges, aggravated assault charges, domestic assault charges, any other violent crime charges or indictable/felony assault charges? You or that person could be facing serious punishment.

Physical assault or Criminal assault is basically defined as unwanted touching or touching without consent but assault and battery law allows for many accused persons to avoid punishment or receive lesser sentences if there is successful proof of self-defense.  The self-defense argument is extremely technical in criminal assault cases and can be successfully used in simple assault cases, cases of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault charges and even charges of murder.

Our attorneys for criminal assault and aggravated assault have successfully defended clients in the following areas involving violent crime defense:

  • Sexual assault charges
  • Domestic violence charges
  • Murder charges
  • Uttering threats
  • Obstructing peace officers
  • Robbery charges
  • Disorderly conduct charges
  • Aggravated assault charges
  • Conspiracy charges
  • Weapons charges
  • Public mischief charges

At the The Law Office of Gunn Law Group, our lawyers skillfully construct unique strategies to present evidence to support your defense, such as witness cross-examination and damaging challenges to the police investigation and the prosecution’s case.

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Want to prevent a criminal record due to Domestic Assault Charges?

In Alberta, assault laws have no specific criminal code dedicated to incidents involving domestic violence. Domestic violence assault cases are usually charged as one of the existing assault charges of simple assault or assault causing bodily harm. Most often, these domestic assault battery incidents involve a disagreement between the alleged “domestic assault victim” and the accused.  The disagreement usually results from conflicting facts that contributed to the incident.  The lawyers at The Law Office of Gunn Law Group have helped many of our clients who have been charged with assault avoid a criminal record by negotiating with the Crown to drop the assault charge in return for the client agreeing to a type of restraining order called a 810 peace bond, also known as a “recognizance”.

On the other hand, when people are accused of domestic assault, they often have to deal with an Emergency Protection Order issued against them by the complainant.  Emergency Protection Orders are often referred to as “EPO’s”. Our domestic assault defense team can help get an Emergency Protection Order lifted.

Are you facing Aggravated Assault Charges?

It is extremely important in any aggravated assault defense to have an experienced team of highly capable lawyers that understand how to properly prepare your case for trial.  Choosing the right aggravated assault defense team is critical because potential penalties could drastically affect your life for decades. If you are found guilty, an aggravated assault sentence can include fines, court-ordered treatment and significant prison sentences. The aggravated assault and battery defense team at the The Law Office of Gunn Law Group has proven that it is more than capable of successfully preparing an assault case for trial.

We provide a Comprehensive Sexual Assault Defense

The sexual assault & rape defense team at the The Law Office of Gunn Law Group uses every resource available to defend you and ensure that the law is applied to your advantage.  A conviction on sexual assault & rape charges can result in a significant prison sentence and a lifetime requirement of having to register as a sex offender. You can be rest assured that we leave no stone unturned in challenging the prosecution’s case and witness testimony by employing experts to perform independent investigations, interview our own witnesses and provide testimony. Sexual harassment and assault cases are often determined according to the work done during the pre-trial preparations and investigation. We examine all phone records, voicemail messages and past communications such as e-mails, text messages, social networking chats and instant messages to ensure a thorough sexual harassment and assault defense.

Since many alleged victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault are often acquainted with or work with the accused so our approach relies heavily on the thorough investigation of past histories and personal relationships. This type of research often proves critical in a defense, as many alleged victims of sexual assault file charges after years or decades have passed.

Our violent crimes and sexual assault defense lawyers are prepared to aggressively defend your freedom if you are confronted with:

  • Sexual assault charges
  • Aggravated sexual assault charges
  • Forcible confinement charges
  • Sexual interference with a minor charges
  • Sexual exploitation charges
  • Invitation to sexual touching charges

If you are in need of a lawyer for rape, a sexual assault charge, or an attempted sexual assault charge, our defense team is the one you need.

Contact a leading criminal assault defense lawyer today

A guilty conviction of a violent crime can impact on the rest of your life. You may be required to submit your name to federal child-protection registries, your profession may be put at risk and you may not be admitted into graduate school programs. A conviction could even risk your ability to win in child custody cases. A conviction may also further affect a healthy family life by stopping you from volunteering, coaching or participating in any of your children’s recreational or social activities. If you have been arrested on assault and battery, violent crime or sexual assault charge, do not risk your future. Contact the highly aggressive and capable assault lawyers on the defense team at the The Law Office of Gunn Law Group. Gunn Law Group handles criminal defense of assault-related charges in Fort McMurray, Peace River, Grande Prairie, High Level, Vermilion and other communities in northern Alberta.

Call us today at 1-780-800-7646.

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