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Domestic Assault

If you have been charged with domestic assault, your first step must be to contact a criminal defence lawyer to protect your rights, your access to your home, and your future.

In Ontario, domestic assault can be any abuse that occurs within the home, no matter your relationship to the accuser. When a person is charged with domestic assault, they can lose access to their home and contact with their family member/accuser. Because of this swift and substantial loss, many people can feel pressured into accepting a plea, but the consequences of this rash decision could have lifelong implications, including up to 5 years imprisonment, loss of employment, and loss of reputation for both you and your family.

Domestic assault is not limited to physical abuse but can include the accusation of any threatening or harassing behaviours. Because domestic assault occurs in the home, it can often be the result of continuing or emotionally charged escalations. Choosing experienced legal counsel ensures you have someone in your corner who can explain your full story, history, and context. Your lawyer is also your first step to your release. Experienced legal counsel will argue a comprehensive bail plan, backed by case law, to convince the court to issue your bail release.

Steve Norton is an experienced criminal defence lawyer representing clients across Southern Ontario. Representing all of his clients personally, Steve’s personal dedication sets him apart from other attorneys. With laser focus, he fights tirelessly to ensure his clients receive their best possible outcome, to get them back home and resuming normal life as quickly as possible.

Domestic assault charges can be life altering without proper legal representation. 


Steve has always had an interest in defending those in their time of need. As a Criminal Defense and Litigation Lawyer, he takes great pride in passionately advocating for his clients and embraces a hard-won fight. Learn More about Steve

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