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Couple's Shadow : Domestic Assault Lawyer BC Canada

Surrey Domestic Assault Lawyer
In BC Canada

Surrey Domestic Assault And Intimate Partner Violence Lawyer in BC Canada

Domestic Assault

Surrey Domestic Assault And Intimate Partner Violence Lawyer in BC Canada


If you have been arrested for a domestic assault charge, it is in your best interest to talk to a lawyer who can advise on what legal issues and options you may have in your case. You can make sure that your legal rights under the applicable laws are protected by hiring a lawyer.  Surrey Criminal Defence Lawyer, Paul E. Briggs has represented many clients facing many types of Domestic Assault.


1. What is Domestic Assault?


Domestic assault isn’t either distinctly defined as a legal term nor addressed in the Criminal Code of Canada. It commonly refers to an assault charge where the accused assaults his/her intimate partner.  It's also called a 'spousal assault.'   In some other types of the case, a domestic assault may refer to an assault in a category of family violence.


2. How is Intimate Partner defined in Canada?


In 2019,  the definition of “intimate partner” was added to the Criminal Code and now includes all of the following: "their current or former spouse, common-law partner and dating partner; (partenaire in time).” 


3. What Types Of Criminal Offence May Apply?


There are many types of possible criminal offences under the Criminal Code of Canada that may apply to a domestic assault or intimate partner violence case, including :


  • Common or simple assault

  • Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm

  • Aggravated assault

  • Sexual assault

  • Sexual assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm

  • Criminal harassment

  • Uttering threats

  • Unlawful confinement


Contact Paul E Briggs Law for a free initial consultation. Our Domestic Assault lawyer has over 20 years of criminal law experience and will use all of his knowledge and experience to assist you in your domestic assault case.  

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Each case is unique and its defence and outcome will vary depending on various factors. No matter how complicated your situation seems to you currently, find out how Paul E. Briggs Law in Surrey BC Canada can help you.  Our lawyer is committed to providing his clients with criminal defence against all types of criminal charge. Contact us today to book your Free Initial Consultation.

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When it comes to criminal charges, having an experienced and understanding lawyer can make all the difference. At Paul E. Briggs Law, we offer expertise in criminal law and a personalized approach to each case. 

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The client was charged with several counts of possessing a firearm with ammunition and possession of a dangerous weapon. Mr. Briggs negotiated the case down to a summary matter and obtained a house arrest sentence for the client, so the client did not serve any actual jail time.

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