Toronto Criminal Lawyer Adam Goodman Mounts Solid Defences for All Clients
Even when one uses a very small amount of force against another person, he or she may be charged with assault as the definition of this crime is very broad. According to criminal lawyer Adam Goodman, there are a number of defences which may be used.
Toronto, ON (I-Newswire) January 21, 2013 - Assault is a very serious crime. Even when one uses a very small amount of force against another person, he or she may be charged with assault as the definition of this crime is very broad. Thankfully, according to Adam Goodman, Barrister & Solicitor, there are a number of defences which may be used to combat charges such as this.
When one hires an assault lawyer in Toronto, according to www.aglaw.ca, potential defences include factual innocence, De minimus and self defence. Factual innocence involves a case where the assault never occurred and the accused is falsely charged. The person being charged has the opportunity to tell his or her side of the story in the hopes of being acquitted. If the Judge believes no crime has been committed, the accused is found not guilty pursuant to a case known as R. v. W(D). This allows the accused to go free with no repercussions.
Self defence involves a person using force to prevent harm to him or herself. When this is the case, the accused may be found not guilty of the crime he or she is charged with. De minimum, in contrast, involves cases where a minimal amount of contact doesn't constitute assault. The criminal lawyer in Toronto examines the facts of the case to determine which defense, including the three above, should be used to portray the situation in the most favorable light for the defendant. Other defence options are available for those cases which don't fall into one of these three areas.
Assault cases tend to be very complex with hundreds of variables playing a role in what happened. All are innocent until proven guilty, even in cases of aggravated assault and an attorney works to obtain the most favorable outcome. "What each client needs is an attorney who will be relentless and aggressive in presenting a solid case for those charged with assault," Mr. Goodman explains. "That is what we here at Adam Goodman, Barrister & Solicitor strive to do for every client who walks through the door."
About Adam Goodman - Criminal Lawyer
Adam Goodman graduated from law school in 2007 and operates two offices in Toronto. He specializes a More..s a bail lawyer in Toronto, as well as in criminal defense cases such as theft, shoplifting, drug offences, fraud, assault, and DUI. Open communication and being forthright remain the goals of his practice as he wants to ensure clients understand all aspects of the legal process. Those in need of an attorney are under a great deal of stress so Mr. Goodman works to reduce this by offering payment plans and easy phone access.Less..
Adam Goodman - Criminal Lawyer
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Published On:January 21, 2013
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