Domestic violence

Xavier Cormier, a lawyer, represents clients charged with domestic violence.There is no offence called “domestic violence” per se provided in the Criminal Code. Cases of domestic violence are in fact various charges, such as assault, forcible confinement, threats, stalking, dangerous driving or others, in which there is or was a conjugal or sentimental type of relationship between the plaintiff and the defendant. The specific character of these cases means they

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A client of Mr. Cormier is acquitted of charges of assault and forcible confinement

A client of Mr. Xavier Cormier had been charged with assault and forcible confinement against the person of his spouse. The charges were laid under Sections 266 and 279 (2) of the Criminal Code of Canada. It was a case of domestic violence. The client did not admit having committed the actions with which he was charged. When the case came back to Court, the plaintiff met a social worker

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