People may think that pleading guilty will simply speed up the sentencing process. I often tell people that if they are going to plead guilty, they need a lawyer just as much as they would if they were going to fight the charge, because if you plead guilty, there are some important factors that need to be considered.
Darin Slaferek, criminal lawyer with Moreau and Company in Edmonton, discusses whether there any advantages to pleading guilty to a domestic assault charge. If someone is found guilty of assaulting their spouse, normally a jail term is required and in fact that is indicated in the Criminal Code. However, with a guilty plea there is […]
First and foremost, an accused person living in Oshawa, or anywhere else for that matter, must realize that he can only plead guilty if he is guilty. One cannot plead guilty out of convenience in order to get the matter over and done with. It is unethical for a lawyer to advise who is proclaiming […]
There are advantages to pleading guilty. When you are dealing with an experienced lawyer, your defense will usually make the right decision to plead guilty when they should and the Crown will pull the appropriate charge when they should. Usually you get a very good offer from the Crown Attorney such as a plea bargain […]
Those accused of a domestic assault have to appear in a domestic court that deals specifically with issues arising from domestic violence. The Province of Ontario has established domestic courts in most major communities. Through the Attorney General, the province has also trained Crown Attorneys to deal specifically with domestic issues. In addition, the Crown […]