Initially, it was developed to address the growing awareness of stalking behaviours and stalkers. Prior to the rise of the Internet and social media, stalking involved one or more of these types of behaviours:
Where many people go wrong, is they mistakenly assume after drinking they can still drive. With police setting up checkpoints during various holidays, not getting caught is highly unlikely. Who wants to end a fun holiday celebration by being arrested and charged with a DUI?
How Criminal Courts Address Domestic Violence
Criminal courts prosecute those accused of domestic violence as a criminal offence. When a victim files a formal complaint with the police, they are duty bound to fully investigate the claim. Initially, they make take the suspect into custody if they believe the victim’s claim is valid.
Once a formal complaint has been filed, the victim no longer has the ability to drop the charges. Sometimes victims feel remorse afterwards and believe that if they do not drop the chargers they will only make their domestic situation worse. Yet, the Crown’s objective is to ensure the accused is held accountable for their actions.