Practice Areas

assault charge


John Cheevers has dealt with every type of assault case in his career. His advice to all clients is, do not speak to the police without speaking to John first. A lawyer is your resource. John will guide you through the process and deal with the police for you.

Assault Causing Bodily Harm

Assault causing bodily harm is considered a more serious type of assault. This is an assault where there was not only a physical altercation, but that the altercation resulted in physical or psychological harm to the person assaulted.

Hand Being Bandaged After A Small Injury
Domestic Assault

Domestic Assault

A charge of domestic assault can lead to a no contact order, which means that the accused cannot communicate with the victim both directly or indirectly; additionally, it often means that the accused is not able to return to the family home.

Driving Prohibitions

Driving prohibitions may be issued at the Superintendent of Motor Vehicle’s discretion. This means that if, at any time, the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles believes your driving record is “unsatisfactory” and that taking your license away could be in the public interest, they may do so.



Narcotics and drugs in Canada are covered by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. This is the act that sets out the types of chemicals and substances deemed illegal in Canada, the penalties involved in possessing these substances, all the way to cultivation, trafficking and import/export of illegal substances.

Uttering Threats

The offence is committed when a person, in any manner, knowingly utters, conveys or causes any person to receive a threat to, cause death or bodily harm to any person; to burn, destroy or damage real or personal property; or to kill, poison or injure an animal or bird that is the property of any person.

sex assault

Sexual Assault

Sex related offences under the Criminal Code of Canada can result in very serious consequences for a person accused of such. There are various sexually-related offences under the Criminal Code including, Sexual Assault, Child Pornography, and Sexual Interference with a Minor.


Theft is committed when a person fraudulently or unlawfully takes something from another person or entity. For the purposes of Canadian Law, theft can be broken down into two categories: Theft under $5,000 and Theft over $5,000.