Assault & Other Violent Offences 2019
R. v. J.S., 2019
The client was charged with domestic assault. The allegation was clearly false, and it was made in order to further the complainant’s family law matter. Originally, the client had another lawyer representing her. With that other lawyer, the client plead not guilty and set the matter down for trial. When I came on as the client’s lawyer, I had the matter brought forward and vacated the trial date. I then negotiated a resolution with the crown. The crown agreed to withdraw (drop) the charge.
R. v. M.W., 2019
The client was charged with assault and assault with a weapon. She pleaded guilty to assault and the assault with a weapon charge was dropped. I made arguments in relation to sentence, and the court granted the client a conditional discharge versus probation that the crown was seeking. My client was left without a criminal conviction.
R. v. A.R., 2019
The client was charged with assaulting a peace officer, two counts of assault, causing a disturbance, and public intoxication. It was clear to me after having reviewed the file that the client hadn’t committed a criminal offence when the assaults originally started. It was clear that what happened after was a result of my client being attacked. I was able to negotiate with the crown so that the two assault charges were dropped, and the assaulting a peace officer charge was reduced to a resisting arrest. With that, the matters were referred to the Alternative Measures Program. My client was successful in completing the requirements of the program and the remaining charges were dropped.
R. v. E.M., 2019
The client was charged with assault after being involved in a road rage incident. Normally the crown would not agree to a referral to diversion, or any sort of informal resolution when it comes to road rage assault allegations. However, I worked hard with the client to gather as much information and possible. When I approached the crown prosecutor with my resolution proposal, the crown agreed, and the charges against my client were dropped all together.
R. v. C.R., 2019
The client was charged with assault and mischief. The client was concerned about a conviction and how it would impact travel and employment. I was successful in having the matter referred to the Alternative Measures Program. The client completed the requirements of the program, and the charges were both dropped.
R. v. J.B., 2019
The client was charged with assault and uttering threats. The crown was not willing to agree to resolve the matter without a guilty plea. The allegations were false. It was important that the client avoid a criminal record. The matter was set for trial after a not guilty plea was entered. On the day of trial, was able to negotiate a resolution for a referral to the Alternative Measures Program. Once my client completed the requirements of the program, the charges against him were withdrawn (dropped). My client was left with no criminal record and no conviction.
R. v. D.P, 2019
The client was charged with domestic assault. The complainant made a false allegation against the client. Due to immigration consequences, it was important that the client be left without a conviction and without a criminal record. I successfully negotiated with the crown to informally resolve the matter. My client completed some counselling, and then the charge of assault against my client was dropped.
R. v. N.G., 2019
The client was charged with assault. The crown was initially seeking a plea for probation. I obtained information and documentation from the client and approached the crown for resolution discussions. I was able to convince the crown to agree to a peace bond. The original charge of assault was withdrawn (dropped). The client was left with no criminal record and no conviction.
R. v. E.B., 2019
The client was charged with domestic assault. The allegation was serious as it related to a spouse. The crown took the position that they would seek a suspended sentence and probation. With my legal advice, the client undertook treatment and counselling. With that, when we proceeded with a plea, the court agreed with the sentence that I argued for, a conditional discharge. Originally before I was retained as counsel the crown’s position had been jail. I was able to secure a conditional discharge for the client for the assault charge, leaving my client without a conviction.
R. v. N.P., 2019
The client was charged with assault, uttering threats and resisting or obstructing a peace officer. There were a number of legal arguments I made to secure a sentence of a conditional discharge for the client, thus leaving the client without a conviction.
R. v. J.S., 2019
The client was initially charged with theft under $5000.00 and pointing a firearm. The crown proceeded with filing a new information with additional charges including assault, theft under $5000.00, using an imitation firearm and possessing a weapon. The client pleaded guilty to assault, theft under $5000.00, and possessing a weapon. Originally the crown was seeking a term of incarceration, but after resolution discussions with the crown, they agreed to a term of probation instead. The remaining charge against him was withdrawn.
R. v. J.L., 2019
The client was charged with domestic assault. The client had a related record for serious allegations of assault where he received jail time. The crown was initially seeking jail time. However, I worked with the client to have him attend at counselling and treatment which assisted me in securing a non-custodial sentence for him when he pleaded guilty. The client was sentenced to probation.
R. v. R.P., 2019
The client was charged with assault as it related to a domestic partner. The crown was initially seeking a term of probation upon a guilty plea. Instead, I was able to secure a complete withdrawal of the charge for my client. The charge of assault was dropped, and my client was left without a conviction and without a criminal record.
R. v. M.S., 2019
The client was charged with assault and uttering threats The allegation was that the client had assaulted his domestic spouse. I negotiated a resolution with the crown for a peace bond, and the charges against my client were dropped. No conviction and no criminal record.
R. v. H.G., 2019
The client was charged with assault. The circumstance that gave rise to the allegation was that the client had assaulted his domestic spouse. After reviewing the disclosure, It was in court a few times, but after discussions with the crown, they eventually were convinced to withdraw the charge because the available evidence did not support it.