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If you were arrested for domestic assault, you may be worrying what your next steps should be.

The first thing you should do when arrested for domestic abuse or any other crime is to exercise your right to remain silent. You are not required by law to speak to law enforcement officers about the charges until you have a lawyer present. Although you are not required to provide information, you must always remain civil with the police. Finally, when facing such a serious charge, you must contact a domestic assault lawyer as soon as possible.

For domestic abuse cases in Vancouver and surrounding areas, contact us at the law offices of Tom Doust. With nearly 30 years of experience as a criminal defence lawyer, Tom Doust has the knowledge and expertise to ensure the best outcome in your case.

What can Tom Doust do to help?

Although domestic assault is a serious offence, a charge does not automatically mean you will be found guilty. The prosecution will have the burden to prove the charges they have laid against you. However, Tom Doust will present arguments that will weaken the prosecution’s case. Even if you are guilty of the offence, Tom Doust can help you to reach a plea agreement that could get you a reduced sentence, or he may be able to help you complete a diversion program that will allow you to keep a clean criminal record.

So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today to schedule a legal consultation with one of Vancouver’s most experienced domestic assault lawyer.

If you are facing criminal charges, you need to know all of your options. Contact trial lawyer Tom Doust now to set up a free consultation to discuss the potential defences to 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