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Are you facing domestic assault charges in Canada? It’s crucial to secure the services of an experienced domestic assault lawyer to protect your rights and navigate the legal complexities ahead. At the Vancouver law firm of Tom Doust, we specialize in providing strategic and professional defence for individuals facing domestic assault allegations and any other criminal offence charges throughout British Columbia.

Below, learn how our skilled and dedicated domestic assault lawyer can help your case.

  1. Extensive Experience: Tom Doust was born into a family of lawyers and has over 25 years of experience defending clients facing criminal charges and charges related to domestic violence. Our team has a deep understanding of the Criminal Code of Canada and relevant legal precedents, allowing us to craft effective defence strategies tailored to your specific case.
  2. Professionalism and Confidentiality: We uphold the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality in every case we handle. You can trust us to handle your case with discretion and respect, ensuring your privacy is protected throughout the legal process.
  3. Compassionate and Supportive Approach: We recognize the emotional challenges that come with domestic assault allegations. Our team offers empathetic support throughout the legal process, ensuring you feel heard and understood every step of the way. We are committed to protecting your rights and providing personalized attention to your case.
  4. Strategic Defence: We approach each case strategically, analyzing the evidence against you and identifying weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We aim to secure the best possible outcome for you, whether through negotiation, litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods.
  5. Client-Centered Approach: We understand that facing domestic assault charges can be a daunting experience. That’s why we prioritize clear communication and personalized attention for every client. We’ll keep you informed about the progress of your case and answer any questions you may have along the way.


Our Services

Explore the comprehensive range of services provided by our domestic assault lawyer, who is dedicated to assisting and advocating for those facing challenging legal situations.

  1.  Legal Representation: From the moment you retain our services, we work tirelessly to defend your rights and freedom. We represent you at all court appearances, including bail hearings, pre-trial conferences and trial proceedings.
  2. Case Evaluation and Strategy Development: Our team thoroughly evaluates your case, examining the evidence and identifying potential defence strategies. We’ll work closely with you to develop a strategic defence plan to achieve the best possible outcome.
  3. Negotiation and Advocacy: In many cases, negotiation with the prosecution can lead to favourable outcomes such as reduced charges or alternative sentencing options. Our skilled negotiators will advocate on your behalf to secure the best resolution possible.
  4. Appeals and Post-Conviction Relief: If you’ve already been convicted of domestic assault, our team can help you explore options for appeal or post-conviction relief. We’ll review your case for errors or legal issues that could form the basis of an appeal and advocate vigorously for your rights in appellate court.

Why a Domestic Assault Lawyer Is Essential

Facing domestic assault charges is a serious matter that requires experienced legal representation. A conviction for domestic assault can result in severe penalties, including jail time, fines and a criminal record that impacts your future opportunities.

Hiring a skilled domestic assault lawyer allows you to level the playing field and protect your rights throughout the legal process. The criminal law firm of Tom Doust is here to provide the guidance and support you need during this challenging time. We’ll help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Legal Representation for Domestic Assault in Vancouver

If you’re facing domestic assault charges, don’t wait to seek legal help. Trial lawyer Tom Doust will dedicate his passion, knowledge and experience to serving you. He’ll provide the professional representation and strategic defence you need.

Call +1 (604)618-7994 or complete our contact form to schedule a consultation and get started on your case.


Other Practice Areas

Vancouver Criminal Lawyer Tom Doust defends clients charged with any criminal offence. In addition to drug/marijuana offencesviolent crimes (i.e. domestic, assault, murder, etc), and traffic violations/speeding tickets, Mr. Doust has the expertise and regularly practices in all the following areas:

  • Fraud / Identity Theft (Including Securities Act Offences): Mr. Doust has handled many fraud cases, ranging from credit card fraud in the millions to bad cheques.

  • Corporate / White Collar Crimes: Mr. Doust is experienced with the nuances of defending Corporations and has defended a number of them.

  • Customs / Border Issues: Available 24 hrs/day for any charges/detentions.

  • Drunk Driving: As a law student Mr. Doust defended his first impaired driving case in 1994 and has handled a great number of these since. He has worked with alcohol absorption experts and has incorporated well-developed methods and tactics for handling them.

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: Mr. Doust has significant trial experience in these matters. These include the most serious driving offences in which death has occurred. He has access to recognized, professional accident Reconstruction Engineers/Accident Analysts and other experts who aide him in aggressively defending you.

  • Bail Matters: Mr. Doust is an experienced bail court counsel. He has successfully obtained bail for all but a few of his client’s over the years. He has successfully obtained bail for numerous clients in Supreme Court when they were unjustly detained in lower court. Mr. Doust is available 24 hrs/day by phone and can often appear on short notice for bail hearings the next day, even when out of town.

  • Administrative and Regulatory Offences (including Securities Law)

  • Weapon Offences

  • Hunting and Fishing Violations

  • Property Crimes

  • Kidnapping / Unlawful Confinement

  • Uttering Threats

  • Criminal Harassment

  • Extortion

  • Arson

  • Home Invasion

  • Return of Seized Money / Property

  • Administrative Driving Prohibitions