Ottawa Defence Lawyer Protecting Your Rights
Violence in an offence can make it much more serious. Crimes of violence can include assault, assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault, uttering threats and robbery. They can have significant consequences if you are found guilty, including the possibility of jail, probation, weapons prohibitions and DNA databank orders.
There can be distinct defences for some of these offences, including self-defence and consent, or the Crown may simply not be able to prove all elements of the offence needed for a guilty verdict.
Either way, it is important to have a lawyer assess your case to advise the possible strengths and weaknesses, helping you make an informed choice. At McElroy Law, we have experience dealing with serious, complex matters. We do not hesitate to challenge the Crown at trial, and can also work to reduce a sentence following a plea of guilty.