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What is Aggravated Assault?

Written by Nicholas Preovolos on September 14, 2021

Anyone can be a victim of assault. At the same time, assault can be perpetrated by anyone regardless of their gender, age and color. Attempted severe physical harm is a form of aggravated assault that ignores a person’s existence. Assaults categorized as aggravated typically involve a weapon, the victim’s status, the perpetrator’s intent, and the […]

How to Report Domestic Violence

Written by Nicholas Preovolos on August 19, 2021
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If you or someone you know has been involved in domestic violence, know that you are not alone. 85% of victims of domestic violence are women. However, men, children, and elderly family members can also be domestic violence victims. The saddest part about domestic violence cases is victims adopt enduring habits, delaying their justice. Most […]

What Does a Criminal Defence Lawyer Do?

Written by Nicholas Preovolos on August 9, 2021

If you find yourself in a scenario where you are looking at prison time or a hefty fine, the best way forward is to look into hiring a New Westminster criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible. You have the option to get representation from a private or court-appointed attorney, but only if your income […]

Murder/Manslaughter Charges

Written by Nicholas Preovolos on April 16, 2021

No criminal allegations are more serious than those that involve death. Culpable homicide occurs when one directly or indirectly causes the death of another person through an unlawful act, or due to criminal negligence. Depending on the nature of the allegations, a defendant accused of homicide may be charged with first degree murder, second degree […]

When Should Theft Be Reported?

Written by Nicholas Preovolos on January 18, 2021

You can be charged with theft in Canada under the Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46) if you take or convert something that doesn’t belong to you with the intent to deprive the owner of it temporarily or permanently. Because theft is a criminal offense, a conviction could lead to severe penalties, including jail time. […]