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Domestic Violence Lawyer in Grande Prairie


The consequences of criminal conviction can be harsh and long-lasting for the accused if proven guilty. As the criminal law system is very strict for domestic violence cases, you need to hire an experienced lawyer to defend your case. At Banks Gubbins Andrews Law Offices, our domestic violence lawyer in Grand Prairie can represent you and protect your rights. We analyze your case and develop a strong strategy to support you through the case proceedings. Our lawyers are dedicated to providing you with satisfactory outcomes.

Violent Offences

There are a wide variety of offences that can be charged under the Criminal Code that are considered to be violent offences.  They are often categorized by the alleged target of the violence, type of violence, or result of the violence.  There are also general categories of violent offences which include common assault, assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm and aggravated assault.

Domestic Violence charges and domestic violence court relate to allegations between persons with a prior relationship between each other and spousal violence generally involves one domestic partner allegedly assaulting the other.


However, this area of law goes beyond husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend relationships and can include various age groups and all types of relationships.​



When people are arrested and released from custody on domestic/spousal violence charges they are often forced to have no contact with their family members or loved ones and have to move out of their homes, all because of a police or court order. This can obviously have a significant impact on your life.

When the type of violence involves sexual touching, intercourse or possession of sexually oriented material the allegations are generally referred to as sexual violence.  These types of charges can include sexual assault, sexual interference, indecent acts or procuring persons for sexual purposes.

A sexual violence allegation is a serious matter as the potential outcomes are often significant jail sentences, mandatory long term registration in the Sexual Offender Information Registry, and the stigma associated with a conviction. 

The lawyers at Banks Gubbins Andrews have extensive experience in this ever changing field of law and can be invaluable in all aspects of your defence including the advice on the most advantageous mode of trial; advancing specific evidentiary applications to ensure the Court is aware of all relevant aspects of your defence and conducting effective and engaged trial examinations.

Finally, if as a result of the violence a death occurs, then a person could be charged with a variety of extremely serious offences including the most serious; manslaughter or murder.  Needless to say, being convicted of any of these type of offences will almost certainly drastically change someone's life; not only with the stigma of the conviction but with a potential outcome of mandatory life imprisonment.

Schedule A Consultation With Our Lawyers Today!

The lawyers at Banks, Gubbins Andrews have extensive experience in defending clients charged with every type of violent offence including domestic, sexual or fatality related charges.  We understand the intricacies and nuances associated with the defence of each of these types of violent offences and can advise you appropriately. 


We also defend other criminal cases including driving and drug offence. Schedule a consultation with our professional lawyers to protect your rights and interests.


Get in touch with our Grande Prairie domestic violence lawyers at Banks Gubbins Andrews today.

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