What We Defend
Donich Law regularly defends individuals charged with Assault in Newmarket. Assault is of the most common offences before the Court in York Region and across Ontario. In addition to defending simple assault charges, the Firm also has experience defending those charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and aggravated assault. Individuals who are found guilty of assault will be liable to a maximum penalty that ranges from two years less a day to five years imprisonment, depending on the severity of the allegations.
The offence of child luring involves an adult individual using a computer or other electronic means to communicate with a minor to facilitate a sexual offence. Sexual offences against children are prosecuted vigorously in Canada. As a result, it is important to have experienced qualified legal counsel on your side. Those convicted of child luring often spend a period of time incarcerated for their crimes. Additionally, these individuals will be required to register as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Information Registration Act for anywhere between ten years and life. Donich Law has experience defending individuals charged with child luring. We advocate for our client’s rights to ensure they have the best defence for their set of allegations.
Child pornography offences are among the most serious criminal offences in Canada. They are prosecuted aggressively by the Courts, and those convicted are often sentenced to a period of incarceration. In some cases, there are mandatory minimum prison sentences applicable to those convicted. In addition to criminal sanctions, those convicted will also be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Information Registration Act for a minimum of ten years and in some cases for the rest of their lives. Donich Law has experience defending those charged with child pornography offences and regularly obtains favourable results for our clients.
Domestic assault allegations are among the most common offences before the Court in York Region. Donich Law regularly defends individuals who have been charged with domestic assault offences. Domestic assault is considered a serious public safety issue in Ontario and as a result is prosecuted aggressively by Crown attorneys across the Province. Our Firm has experience negotiating successful outcomes for our clients, in many cases without a criminal record.
In Canada, fraud offences are grouped into two categories; fraud over $5,000 and fraud under $5,000, based on the monetary value of the fraud committed. Fraud charges are common in York Region. In some cases, accused individuals were duped into the fraudulent scheme themselves. Donich Law has experience defending individuals who have been charged with fraud in York Region and regularly obtain favourable results for our clients, in some cases resolving cases without a criminal record.
Impaired driving is one of the most common offences before the Courts all over Ontario. Impaired driving has become a serious public safety issue in Canada and as a result, Courts have adopted zero tolerance policies regarding impaired driving. Being convicted of a driving under the influence offence in Canada can lead to jail time, large fines and lengthy driving suspensions. Recent changes in impaired driving laws have made it easier than ever for law enforcement officers to stop motorists and demand a roadside breath sample. As a result, impaired driving offences are among the most difficult to defend. Our Firm has experience defending individuals charged with a variety of under the influence offences, and regularly obtain favourable results for our clients.
Indecent act and indecent exposure are both considered serious sexual offences in Canada and both are prosecuted aggressively in York Region. In addition to the serious criminal sanctions that may be imposed upon an individual who is convicted of either offence, those who are convicted may also be ordered to register as sex offenders under the Sex Offender Information Registration Act. Donich Law has experience defending individuals charged with indecent act and indecent exposure in York Region and regularly achieve favourable results for our clients.
An individual is guilty of mischief when they break or damage property, or cause the property to be dangerous, useless or unusable, or interfere, obstruct or interrupt the lawful use, enjoyment or operation or property. This definition encompasses a wide variety of occurrences and as a result mischief is a fairly common offence in York Region. Those convicted of mischief offences are liable to serious criminal sanctions including lengthy periods of incarceration in more serious cases. Donich Law regularly defends those charged with mischief and achieves favourable results for our clients, including resolving cases without a criminal record in some circumstances.
An individual is guilty of the offence of theft when they fraudulently and without colour of right, take, or fraudulently convert to his use or the use of another person, any item, either inanimate or animate, with the intent to deprive the original owner of the item, to pledge the item as a deposit or security, to part with it under a condition that it can be returned when it cannot, or to deal with it in such a manner that it cannot be restored to the condition in which it was taken or converted. Those who shoplift will be charged with theft.
The offence of sexual interference is essentially a sexual assault on a minor. An adult individual who engages in sexual activity with a person under the age of consent will be guilty of this offence. In Canada, the age of consent is sixteen. This means that even where the minor agrees to, or even initiates the sexual contact, they are nonetheless incapable of consenting to sexual activity with an adult. This can lead to situations where adults believe they are acting within the constraints of the law but are in fact not. Our Firm has experience defending individuals charged with sexual interference in York Region and consistently achieve favourable results for our clients.
Sexual assault is one of the most serious offences an individual can be charged with in Canada. As a result, Courts across the country prosecute sexual assault cases vigorously and often advocate for periods of incarcerations for those who are convicted. In sexual assault cases, there is often little to no physical evidence, meaning many cases become he-said-she-said situations. This can make sexual assault cases both difficult to prosecute and difficult to defend. Donich Law has experience defending individuals accused of a wide array of sexual assaults, from inappropriately touching a person on the street to forcing intercourse on another individual. Regardless of the severity of the offences, Donich Law regularly obtains favourable outcomes for our clients.
In Canada, voyeurism is considered a sexual offence. All sexually based offences in Canada are treated very seriously, and as such, voyeurism offences are often prosecuted vigorously by Crown attorneys across the province. A common example of a voyeurism offence in York Region is one individual filming up the skirt or dress of another individual without their knowledge or consent. Those convicted of voyeurism may be ordered to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Information Registration Act. Donich Law has experience defending individuals charged with voyeurism and in some cases have been able to resolve the charges without a criminal record.