Calgary Violence and Personal Offences Lawyer
Violent and personal criminal charges range in severity based upon the actual crime. Some of the more common offences, as defined under the Criminal Code of Canada, include:
- Criminal Negligence
- Domestic Assault
- Sexual assault
- Uttering Threats
- Weapons and Firearms Offences
- Manslaughter and Murder
- Child Abandonment
- Child Abuse
- Libel and Slander
- Hate Propaganda
- Endangering or Injuring Animals
- Assaulting a Police/Peace Officer
- Accessory After the Fact
In most cases, the accused either threatened to cause or actually caused harm to another psychologically or physically. It is important to note threats do not have to be made directly to the other person. Even in cases where threats are made to a third party, charges might still be brought against someone. In addition, the Crown does not limit threats to those made verbally, but also considers threats made through email and text messages. Further, a threat is not limited to causing harm to another and may include threats against their pets and property.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a violent or personal criminal offence, it is important to have proper legal representation from skilled and experienced Calgary violence and personal offences lawyer Paul Gracia. There are numerous defences to violent and personal offence criminal charges. Mr. Gracia reviews the evidence presented by the police and Crown in your case to build a strategic defence on your behalf.
Sometimes the evidence is straight forward and simple, while other times it becomes much more complex and might involve forensic analysis, witness statements, DNA, audio and/or video recordings, fingerprints, and expert testimony. No matter the actual charges, Mr. Gracia advises you on your options and potential outcomes for each one in developing your defence. He has successfully negotiated positive results for his clients facing violent and personal criminal offences.
Mr. Gracia is fully committed to delivering the best results possible for his clients. He works tirelessly in building a sound defence based upon the Crown’s evidence. He continuously looks for weaknesses in the case, as well as any rights violations and uses these to his client’s advantage. Mr. Gracia has been successful in getting evidence omitted from trial proceedings in the past, where the rights of his client were violated. While he cannot guarantee the charges against you will be dismissed, he does ensure you receive the best defence. Even in cases where the Crown has strong evidence and a sound case against the client, he has negotiated with the Crown to have charges reduced, resulting in less severe penalties for his client.
Feel free to review the “Results” section of the website to learn more about the successful results Paul Gracia, violence and personal offences lawyer in Calgary has achieved for his clients. Then contact his office today at 403-975-4529 for a free consultation to discuss your case.