London Domestic Assault Lawyers

Domestic related charges can cause a devastating impact on you and your family. We work with you to understand your goals and try to get your life back to normal.

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(Court location: London)

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(Court location: St. Thomas)

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Snow Lawyers Professional Corporation

135 Albert St.
London ON
N6A 1L9

Domestic Criminal Charges

“Domestic”, “spousal”, and “intimate partner” are all labels that are used to describe criminal charges that arise if you are, or ever have been, in a form of romantic or domestic relationship with someone who has made an allegation against you.

Matters flagged with these labels are treated differently than non-domestic matters – they are assigned to a designated team of prosecutors, attract more severe penalties, and in some circumstances make it more difficult for you to be released on bail.

The relationship or family dynamic that leads to police involvement is often complicated and difficult for others, including police, to understand. Things said by your partner out of anger, frustration, intoxication, or mental distress are often exaggerated or untrue, and can have the unintended consequence of criminal charges being laid against you.

London Domestic Assault Lawyers Help Get Your Life Back

Once an allegation is made, you and your family enter the criminal justice system and your lives are immediately changed. When you are charged with domestic-related offences you will almost always be prohibited from contacting or communicating with your spouse or partner, and sometimes your children. There is also often a prohibition from attending at or near your family home. These prohibitions will remain in effect until your case is completed.

Many people believe charges can simply be “dropped” if a complainant requests it of the prosecutor, or recants (takes back) an earlier statement to police; this is very rarely the case. A spouse or partner who would like you to return home often cannot have this, even if they gave an incorrect or inaccurate description of events to police, or have no concerns for their safety.

Once a charge is laid, the determination of how it will be prosecuted is out of the complainant’s control. The case is assigned to a designated team of prosecutors who determine how the case will proceed. Unfortunately, this means the restrictions on being with your family, and the associated financial burdens, continue.

Don't Rush the Process by Pleading Guilty

There is often an initial instinct for people in your situation to rush the process and plead guilty.

Sometimes pleading guilty will result in either a change in bail conditions to allow you to return home and resume contact with your loved ones, and sentencing is put off to a later date.

In cases where sentencing is dealt with at the time you plead guilty, you are often bound by probation terms that may allow you to communicate with your spouse, partner, and your children. In these situations you can even return home if consent is given and the order allows it. This creates the illogical and surprising reality that you are treated more harshly for maintaining your innocence than if you are found guilty.

The prohibition against living in your family home and communicating with your loved ones can be used by the government to overwhelm you. The deliberate imposition of emotional and financial burdens can sometimes be unbearable and often results in you feeling pressure to plead guilty when you are in fact innocent.

Repair Your Family Without Sacrificing Your Freedom

People in your position retain our London domestic assault lawyers when they want to maintain resolve in the face of domestic accusations. This can be a lengthy process, but we understand your goals and help you repair your family without giving in to the power of the government and sacrificing your rights or your freedom.

About Snow Lawyers Professional Corporation

We are trial lawyers. We work late nights and we bring complicated applications to challenge prosecutions.

When we are in trial, it consumes us—we are single-minded in our pursuit of success and protecting you against the immense power of the government.

We protect your privacy, your family, your freedom, and your livelihood. We protect you from prosecutions that can be driven by political objectives, not the pursuit of justice.

We protect you from dishonest police and civilian witnesses, and illegal police conduct.

How much will my case cost?

The cost of each case depends on the nature and complexity of the charges you are facing. The cost of your defence will also depend on if you have a trial or resolve the case in another manner, and the experience level of your lawyer.

Do you charge by the hour or offer flat rate fees?

At Snow Lawyers we charge a flat fee for each stage of your proceedings. This offers a high degree of certainty when you are planning to pay for your defence, and ensures there are no surprises. We also feel it is important you don’t worry your lawyer is going to charge you for every second when you need to communicate important information about your case.

Do you offer payment plans?

We understand that being charged with a criminal offence is an unexpected and unpleasant surprise. If you are not able to pay for your defence all at once, we will work with you to structure a payment plan that allows you to make payments over time.

What makes us different

Honesty & Professionalism

We defend you with integrity. This not only benefits you, but ensures we are taken seriously among prosecutors, juries, and courts.

Our cases are not about boosting our egos or self-promotion. We make sure to tell you the tough truth; even if it isn’t what you want to hear. We resolve cases discreetly, so you can work towards resuming a normal life.


Don’t mistake professionalism for being a pushover. The Canadian justice system is an adversarial one. We are not afraid to take hard or unpopular positions in order to defend what is just and right.


We deliver honest, straightforward legal advice. No matter the complexity of your situation, we are loyal to your rights and you, as a person. Each defence is tailored to your unique circumstances, and we advise you on how best to proceed.

Hard Work & Smart Work

There is rarely an easy solution to your problem; that’s why we are committed to putting in the time and resources necessary to accomplish the right/just result. We keep up on all developments in the law. By actively engaging in professional associations and conducting regular independent research, we know the newest and best ways to approach each case.

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135 Albert St.
London ON
N6A 1L9