London Criminal Defence Lawyer - In domestic dispute situations, it is important to know regarding the law. In cases of domestic disputes where the police are called, the police would lay criminal charges versus the party concerned, usually a boyfriend or spouse. It is not rare for the complainant to try to have the charges withdrawn later. On the other hand, as soon as police have laid charges, the alleged victim has no control over the decision to proceed with prosecution. The charges cannot be dropped. The prosecution will, in practically each case, oppose bail variations to be able to enable for communication between the alleged victim and the accused. The individual charged would not be allowed to go back to the home.
If you are charged with Assault, Assault Cause Bodily Harm, Assault with a Weapon, Breach of Recognizance, Criminal Harassment or Threatening, you should not attempt to argue with the police or prosecuting attorney regarding the charges. You must phone a lawyer at once. Our knowledgeable criminal lawyers are well known for their results representing the rights of their clients in the Courts. We would guide you all through the procedure and make sure that you uphold all your rights. We are discrete and will maintain your confidentiality.
There are several questions often asked concerning assault cases. The following answers usually apply to nearly all cases. Nevertheless, a lawyer needs to review the factual basis of the allegations in order to arrive at an informed response. Get in touch with us for a free consultation for answers to whatever queries you may have.
1. Can charges be withdrawn by the victim?
The answer is no. Once a formal charge is made, the authority to withdraw a charge lies only with the prosecuting lawyer. In the majority of situations, the prosecutor will not withdraw a domestic assault charge. Then again, the Crown will take into consideration the victim's view before deciding on the proper course of action to take.
2. Can I get bail?
There are a variety of factors influencing bail decisions. The court will take into account the nature of the allegations, past criminal records, and whatever history of violence between partners. If there is a surety accessible, the court would like to know if the accused can live with the surety.
3. Can I communicate with mu spouse and/or return home?
All communication is forbidden if the bail stipulates that there should be no direct or indirect contact. Do not text, telephone, e-mail or facebook your spouse. Even sending a message via a friend would be considered a breach of the provision in your bail. Such a breach would cause you being sent back to jail for another bail hearing.
4. What occurs if the complainant gets in contact with me?
Many times it is the complainant who tries to make contact with the accused to make amends. Then again, if communications are restricted by bail, any communication between the accused and victim is considered a breach.
5. Would my case result in a criminal record?
This will ultimately depend on the details of every situation and can only be answered after reviewing the particulars. In several cases, prosecution might consider a peace-bond. The more serious the allegations, the more significant the penalty.
6. How much cash would I end up spending?
We provide a first free consultation wherein we will provide you with an estimate. Every case is unique. The cost depends upon several things, such as difficulty and the time required. Assault cases require careful attention and trial preparation. Within several situations, witnesses will be interviewed and medical proof would be included.
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