Aggravated Assault Lawyers Fort McMurray

Assault and Battery, Domestic Violence, and Aggravated Assault

You need a top attorneys for assault battery if you or someone you know has been arrested and charged with assault and battery, aggravated assault, assault involving a domestic dispute, any other violent crimes or indictable/felony assault charges. Conviction of these crimes can result in extremely harsh punishment. Physical assault or criminal assault is basically defined as unwanted touching or touching without consent. Assault and battery law allows for the accused to avoid punishment or receive lesser sentencing on the grounds of self-defense.  The self-defense argument is extremely technical and can be successfully used in criminal assault cases including simple assault cases and in cases of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, murder and aggravated assault charges.

Our attorneys fo. assault and battery 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 construct winning strategies for evidence presentation to support your defense, such as witness cross-examination, and challenging the police investigation and the prosecution’s case.

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Want to avoid a criminal record arising from Domestic Assault Charges?

Assault laws in Alberta have no specific criminal code dedicated to charges of domestic assault and battery. Some incidents involving domestic violence are referred to as spousal assaults. Domestic violence assault cases are often charged as existing assault charges such as simple assault or assault causing bodily harm. Very often, these domestic assault battery incidents involved a “he said/she said” altercation. The alleged “domestic assault victim” and the accused often disagree about the facts that contributed to the incident. The lawyers at Law Offices of Gunn Law Group have helped many of our clients, in the area of spousal assault, avoid a criminal record by negotiating with the Crown to drop the assault charge if the client agrees to a type of restraining order called a 810 peace bond, also known as a “recognizance”, in regards to the “domestic assault victim”.

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 defence team can help get an Emergency Protection Order lifted.

Faced with Aggravated Assault Charges?

It is imperative that you have an experienced team of highly capable lawyers who know how to properly prepare your case for trial in an aggravated assault defense.  Choosing the right aggravated assault defense team is critical because potential penalties could drastically affect your life for decades. If you are determined to be guilty, an aggravated assault sentence can include fines, court-ordered treatment and significant prison sentences. The aggravated assault and battery defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Gunn Law Group have proven that they are more than capable of successfully preparing an assault case for trial. We will earn your trust during this difficult time in  your life.

Protecting your right of self-defense in the workplace and at play

The assault lawyers at the Law Offices of Gunn Law Group know that some conflicts can quickly turn violent even in normal situations. We have successfully defended clients who had to defend themselves against threats and physical harm during workplace violence and altercations at bars/nightclubs.  Assault in the workplace and employee/employer violence often arises during times of high stress or after long-term animosity and/or harassment.

Invoking a self-defense argument to reduce a sentence for assault becomes very complex when it involves a bar or a nightclub. There are many factors that could have lead to assault in the workplace and/or someone to feel the need to defend themselves. The major factors that may lead to the dismissal or reduction of a criminal assault sentence include:

  • Door man responsibilities/bouncer responsibility
  • Provocation in bar fights
  • Over serving alcohol
  • Weapons in a night club
  • Metal Detectors
  • Dress codes

Contact a leading assault and battery defense lawyer today.

Being convicted of committing a violent crime can have a devastating impact on the rest of your life — your work and career, your financial situation and your family life may still be affected long after your sentence is completed. You may be prevented from practicing your profession or be denied admission to some graduate school programs. You may even find yourself not able to win in child custody cases. A conviction may also prevent you from volunteering, coaching, or being involved in any of your children’s recreational or social activities. If you have been arrested on assault and battery charges, do not risk your future — contact the highly aggressive and skilled defense team of assault and battery attorneys at the Law Offices 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.

Fort McMurray Assault Defense Lawyer