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Crimes of Violence Lawyer for Vancouver and all BC

(All Assault-Related Matters; Domestic Abuse, Kidnapping, Murder, etc.)

Violent crime defence should demand the attention of an experienced and capable lawyer. One that understands how to prepare cases for trial, whether you are defending charges of assault, domestic violence, murder or manslaughter, kidnapping etc. With potential penalties that can include fines, court-ordered treatment and hefty prison sentences, the lawyer you work with can make a difference in your life for many years to come.

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Assault Charges

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.

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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.

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Manslaughter/Murder Charges

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.

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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.

Tom Doust prides himself on obtaining the best possible result for his clients by building customized, creative legal solutions. He thoroughly prepares your case for trial, advises you on your options, scrutinizes the prosecution’s case and explores all legal avenues for you. Hiring the right lawyer is vital for your defence for charges of assault, domestic violence, murder, etc. Mr. Doust has established a good record of handling a comprehensive range of violent crimes. See recent examples of alleged violent crime cases handled by Mr. Doust.

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