Violent Crimes: Untangling Evidence and Telling Your Side

Violent crimes include some of the most serious offences in the Criminal Code, as well as some of the most severe penalties.

If you are charged with a violent crime, it's essential to get knowledgeable, skilled and experienced legal help. At Creighton Law LLP, we have defended these cases before, and know what to expect and how to protect you.

Our Lawyers will answer all of your questions and give you an honest appraisal of your case. We will let you know all of your rights and options, and guide you to making the best decisions about your case.

A Moment in Time With Heavy Consequences

Many of these charges involve highly emotional situations. Evidence is often confusing, contradictory and sometimes fabricated. Charges include:

  • Domestic Assault: Domestic assaults sometimes begin with arguments that spiral out of control. These cases can be difficult to sort through in terms of the evidence. Your story, and that of the alleged victim, may differ widely, particularly if the assault arises out of a relationship breakdown. In these circumstances, it is important to deal with the criminal law aspect of the charge but also with the Family Law impact as well. If appropriate, we will attempt to have this resolved outside of the criminal justice system, which is not always well-suited to handle family relationships.
  • Assaults and Sexual Assaults: The seriousness of your charge may depend on a number of circumstances. These include the extent and permanence of the victim's injuries and the use of any weapon or threats. It may also be taken more seriously if it happens in conjunction with another crime.
  • Murder and Manslaughter: Whether loss of life is alleged to have resulted through accident, carelessness or with intent, the penalties are high and include mandatory minimums in which a conviction results in incarceration. Police take these charges very seriously, and devote extensive resources to these cases. They may use a number of specialists such as ballistics and DNA experts. We are prepared to bring similar resources on your behalf, and will appropriately challenge the Crown's experts. We will further ensure that no inadmissible evidence is used against you.

Contact Creighton Law LLP

Do not allow a moment of anger or another person's version of events ruin your life. Contact us at 1-800-216-4970 or through our online form if you have been charged with a violent crime in the Oshawa area.