Recently, domestic assault cases have garnered more attention in the news and social media, and as result, the mindsets of police and prosecution have shifted to 'charge first, ask questions later'. Therefore, whether it's a family member, intimate partner, or even neighbours calling the police, once authorities get involved, chances are you'll be charged with domestic assault.
While new Ontario law processes are doing its best to protect victims, along with it comes more chances for the system to be abused. For example, my Windsor defence law firm has handled client cases in which the plaintiff, who felt slighted by the defendant, used the system as a means of revenge. This can lead to charges, jail time and restrictions to freedoms that are unfair and unfounded.