DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

ASSAULT, UTTERING THREATS, AND HARASSMENT

Domestic violence offences are some of the most commonly prosecuted offences in the criminal justice system. Some of the related offences include: assault, unlawful confinement, uttering threats, and criminal harassment.

Domestic violence cases often occur in high stakes and sensitive personal situations such as separations, divorces and child custody disputes. They can involve members of extended family, seniors, spouses, and children. At times, domestic violence cases significantly overlap with other areas of law such as family and immigration.

The Alberta prosecutor’s guidelines dictate that a special approach is to be taken when prosecuting domestic violence cases, including bail. Further, each domestic violence case involves an integrated threat and risk assessment which occurs with coordination between the Crown, police, correctional services, and Child and Youth services.

Consequences

The consequences of a conviction in a domestic context can have direct impact on immigration, family, and custody status relating to an accused and their family. Depending on the nature of the charge and circumstances convicted individuals may face penalties from no-contact and no-go conditions to periods of incarceration.

Yoav has extensive experience in negotiating with both the Crown and police in domestic cases. He has obtained strong results in the context of bail, obtaining peace bonds, obtaining non-custodial sentences following a guilty plea, and at trial. Yoav maintains his own integrated approach to domestic cases; he regularly consults, refers, and coordinates with family and immigration lawyers to obtain the best possible results for his clients.

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Address

#300 209 19th Street NW
Calgary, Alberta

T2N 2H9

 

Email

yoav@yoavniv.ca

Phone

Phone: 587-968-6721

 

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