A charge of assault is defined as the intentional application of force to another person without their consent. Under the law, you may have several valid defences to an assault charge, including self-defence, the consent of the other person, and the violation of your rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As an experienced and knowledgeable assault lawyer, Mr. Doust will ensure you know your rights and strive to give you the best defence.
Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence cases are emotional and complex. There are high stakes for everyone involved. Whether you are facing charges of domestic violence yourself or you are a victim, Mr. Doust will be able to help you as an experienced lawyer in domestic violence matters. He will help provide a legal resolution to your situation so you can move forward with your life. Mr. Doust will ensure that you know your rights and strive to give you the best legal advice for your situation.
Mr. Doust is experienced in these matters and can defend an accused against the most serious allegations, including murder, attempted murder and manslaughter. It is critical to enlist an experienced lawyer to defend against these charges.
Defending You from Allegations of a Violent Crime
Entering a plea of guilty to a charge of assault, domestic abuse, murder or manslaughter or any other violent crime can have very serious consequences. The stigma of a criminal record, consequences on your family, career, reputation, and freedom could stay with one for many years. It is important you know your rights.
Other Practice Areas
Vancouver Criminal Lawyer Tom Doust defends clients charged with any criminal offence. In addition to drug/marijuana offences, violent 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)
Hunting and Fishing Violations
Kidnapping / Unlawful Confinement
Return of Seized Money / Property
Administrative Driving Prohibitions