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Domestic Assault Charges: Putting Your Personal Life In Turmoil

Most people charged with domestic assault offences are only released on conditions limiting access to their family and home. They may also have to avoid many other aspects of their daily lives, including contact with their own children.

It can be challenging for the accused, the alleged victim and their children to live this way until the trial, which may take a while in coming. My name is Rick Muenz, criminal defence lawyer. At my firm, Muenz Law Office, we will help you deal with these situations one step at a time.

What Happens Now?

For most of our clients, their first question is "When can I go home?" The answer to this questions varies from case to case. In order to place you in a better position to obtain access to your family and home, I 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.

My goal is to help you find the best path towards an outcome that benefits you. Even if we are slightly more limited in the types of outcomes, I will advise you on the strength of your case, and efficiently protect your rights in court.

Contact Muenz Law Office

Our office represents clients facing domestic violence-related charges in Calgary and surrounding areas. Fill out our online form or call 403-543-6666.