Across the province of Ontario, a system is in place that comes into play when a person pleads guilty of domestic assault. It is known either as PARS (Partner Assault Response Systems) or the EIP (Early Intervention Program).
When the accused is taken to jail, he will not have the opportunity to call family members or a friend. He needs to make a call to his lawyer and the lawyer will call those who need to be contacted, whether it’s work, family members, or proposed sureties.
Though the accused may have a surety for bail, a domestic assault charge can result in unique issues at bail hearings. • First of all, the accused is more likely to find that the Crown is opposed to release of the accused from custody. It is much more common to find Crown Attorneys denying consent […]
Once the report of domestic violence is received, the police will be dispatched. Even if another party or the same party calls back to say it was a mistake or that nothing happened, the call will be followed up by the police. When they arrive, the police will separate people and begin their investigation. In […]
Edward Prutschi has advice for those charged with domestic assault. • We advise all persons charged with criminal offenses, including domestic, not to give any statement to the police. They have a right to silence and they should exercise it. The police are going to charge someone at the scene and speaking to them will […]