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WHY HIRE A LAWYER WHEN FACING CHARGES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND DOMESTIC ABUSE?

Charges of domestic violence and domestic abuse are treated with zero-tolerance Crown policies in Ontario. With the stigma and assumptions faced by those accused of domestic violence or domestic abuse, it is best to be fully informed before making key decisions on how to proceed. A small step can lead to a big mistake, which is why the best initial step is to hire a lawyer who is experienced in handing cases of domestic violence and domestic abuse to ensure that things are handled properly.

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USING YOUR RIGHT TO COUNSEL

The Right to Counsel is another term for your right to have an attorney or a lawyer upon detention or arrest as stated under Section 10 of the Canadian Charter of Rights. Sections 10(a) and 10(b) states that upon arrest or detention, you have the right to be informed why you’re being arrested and/or detained and that you have the right to hire and instruct a lawyer immediately and also be informed that you have this right.

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