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R. v. B.J., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with sexual assault for allegedly digitally penetrating complainant and biting complainant’s nipple while she was passed out after drinking heavily. Client also wakes up next to complainant, groping her in the morning, which shocks complainant. Client tries to kiss complainant, who tells him to stop, and he does. Client is confronted about … Read More

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R. v. S.N., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault relating to domestic incident for allegedly striking complainant in face and briefly choking her afterwards. Client immediately breaches bail conditions not to contact complainant or to go near complainant. Ongoing bail breaching continues for over three months after initial allegation. Client arrested and charged  with two counts of breaching bail, … Read More

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R. v. F.T., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with fraud and theft over $5,000 for allegedly stealing about $18,000 from employer in client’s position as store manager. Client’s arrest had been made two years after warrant issued, which client did not know about. Matter is set for application for charges to be dropped because client was not tried within a … Read More

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R. v. L.F., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault peace officer for allegedly throwing a hot coffee at peace officer’s groin after being served a 24-hour driving prohibition. Client had recorded interaction because client’s phone was calling a friend and it had gone to voicemail. After careful review of evidence, Crown is made aware of significant use of force … Read More

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R. v. J.J., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with three counts of possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (i.e. “PPT”). Client was stopped by police allegedly in the middle of a transaction with a customer. Police noticed a small bag of suspected cocaine in the rear foot well of the car, leading to the arrest … Read More

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R. v. G.J., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with domestic assault for allegedly grabbing complainant’s neck and choking her in the presence of their infant son. Client is placed on rehabilitative plan addressing anger and alcohol use while negotiations with Crown are ongoing. Client is initially prepared to fight charge and custody battle tooth-and-nail, but is advised to try reconciliation … Read More

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R. v. S.N., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with domestic assault, then is further charged with breach of Recognizance for sending an email to the complainant contrary to his bail condition that he must have no contact with her. Client is currently under surety bail (i.e. a person is acting as guarantor that they will secure his good conduct) after … Read More

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R. v. J.J., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client charged with assault relating to a domestic incident. Complainant alleges that client punched her in the face twice, strangled her, and pushed her to the ground. Significant issues with complainant credibility are uncovered, including mental health issues and her role as primary aggressor in the incident. Client deposes to his version of the facts, … Read More

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R. v. S.J., [2018]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault and theft under $5,000 relating to an incident that occurred after a night of drinking at a nightclub. Complainant alleges that client punched her in the face twice and stole her belongings. Contextual factors, collateral consequences, and mitigating factors are uncovered. Serious issues with complainant evidence are highlighted. Client follows … Read More

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R. v. B.D., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault relating to a fight during the course of his employment. Victim alleges that client kicked him and punched him repeatedly, while victim never fought back and tried to get away. Client’s height and build are impressive – especially compared to alleged victim. Contextual factors are uncovered, and Crown is made … Read More

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R. v. G.A., [2018]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault relating to a “road rage” incident. Client allegedly left his car, ran over several lanes of traffic, pulled elderly victim out of his car, then assaulted the elderly victim. Client was only stopped because he was pulled off by bystanders. The entire event is caught on camera. Crown proceeds by … Read More

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R. v. T.O., [2018]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault relating to a “road rage” incident. Client allegedly left his car and walked up to other driver, who also exited his car. Client then allegedly punched other driver once in the face. Victim driver claims he required dental work from the assault. After careful review of evidence and witness statements, … Read More

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R. v. B.J., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is a young person charged with assault for allegedly hitting another young person in the back of the head with a textbook. Victim young person suffers from concussion-like symptoms. Mitigating factors, collateral consequences, and contextual factors are uncovered. Extensive submissions are made to judge on principles of youth criminal justice and the circumstances of … Read More

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R. v. S.M., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault with a weapon relating to an incident when he was doing house work using a knife at the family home while drunk. Client allegedly lost his temper, then made stabbing motions with knife while saying threatening words to family. Client has prior criminal record relating to several prior violent incidents … Read More

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R. v. S.S., [2018]

November 3, 2019

Client charged with assault, uttering threats, and breach of undertaking relating to a domestic incident and breaching his no-contact bail condition after the initial assault charge. Extensive client evidence is gathered and provided to Crown prosecutor while negotiations continue over several months. Crown is made aware of employment and immigration consequences should client receive a … Read More

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R. v. G.R., [2018]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault and breach of undertaking relating to a domestic incident and breach of his no-contact bail condition after the initial assault charge. Client has extensive criminal record. Complainant is offered independent legal advice and client follows concrete rehabilitative plan. Client obtains bail variation allowing for lawful contact with complainant. Following good … Read More

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R. v. S.C., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with disobeying order of court for contacting former domestic partner who had obtained a family protection order (i.e. restraining order) against client. Initial Crown takes unreasonable position on resolving the matter, so matter is set for trial. After client continues not to make any further breaches and extensive submissions are made to … Read More

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R. v. B.M., [2018]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with criminal contempt of court for blocking the road to construction of Trans Mountain Pipeline. Client is among the last protesters to block the pipeline before Federal Court suspended construction of pipeline until the impact on oceans was re-assessed. Criminal contempt of court is a serious offence attracting jail time, especially when … Read More

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R. v. L.M., [2018]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with criminal harassment. Complainant alleges four years of harassment involving physical stalking, unwanted phone calls, text messages, and appearing at her home uninvited. Evidence is carefully reviewed and extensive submissions are provided to Crown prosecutor that the evidence is insufficient and the client did not have the requisite intent to prove criminal … Read More

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R. v. T.L.D., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is served a promise to appear for assault following a complaint made by former domestic partner. Police recommend a charge to Crown Counsel. Extensive evidence is uncovered of former domestic partner’s involvement in acts of violence against client and their child. Significant credibility problems are provided to Crown along with submissions showing that approving … Read More

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R. v. K.J., [2018]

November 3, 2019

Client is served a promise to appear for assault following an investigation for domestic assault between client and former partner. Crown Counsel is made aware of prior threats of calling police by former partner to make client comply with her demands during domestic arguments. Evidence is provided to Crown of former partner suffering an injury … Read More

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R. v. P.M., [2018]

November 3, 2019

Crown is applying to place client under s. 810 recognizance (i.e. “peace bond”) relating to allegations that former work colleagues have an ongoing fear of client. Client had two previous lawyers, neither of whom client was satisfied with. Matter is set for three-day hearing, and prior lawyers had made no progress in negotiations with Crown. … Read More

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R. v. R.N., [2019]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with using a forged document for providing a forged prescription slip to a pharmacist in an attempt to obtain a prescription narcotic for profit. Client has had prior finding of guilt for possession for the purpose of trafficking. Client is placed on rehabilitative plan while Crown is made aware of significant potential … Read More

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R. v. H.W., [2018]

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with breaching ten year firearms prohibition that court ordered after he was sentenced for a drug offence. Client was pulled over on highway. Police searched client’s vehicle and found numerous firearms, ammunition, and prohibited weapons. After careful review of evidence, Crown is made aware of significant issues relating to breach of client’s … Read More

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R. v. S.P., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault and uttering threats in relation to a domestic incident, after which the complainant allegedly fled her home without shoes on because she feared the client. Complainant is offered independent legal advice while client follows rehabilitative plan. Client obtains bail variation allowing him to resume contact with complainant. After period of … Read More

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R. v. M.S., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault relating to a domestic incident. Complainant takes their child and flies to Ontario following the incident. Client follows rehabilitative plan while negotiations are ongoing with Crown prosecutor. After several months, Crown agrees there is no public interest in pursuing charges and drops them unconditionally. CHARGES DROPPED and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

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R. v. O.S., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault relating to an alleged incident in a parking lot where he engaged in a consensual fight but struck a bystander, who was trying to break up the fight, in the face multiple times. Bystander suffered significant bleeding and concussive symptoms. Several witnesses provide statements pointing the finger at client. Client … Read More

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R. v. C.H., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client charged with assault in relation to a dispute with a cab driver and mischief under $5,000 for damaging the taxi vehicle. The incident is caught on camera, with numerous witnesses. Client follows an extensive rehabilitation plan. After negotiations with the Crown prosecutor, Crown agrees to allow client to plead guilty to only mischief under … Read More

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R. v. C.W., [2017] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault relating to a “road rage” incident after being cut off on the road by the victim, following the victim down side streets, then getting into a motor vehicle accident with the victim. Client allegedly punched victim multiple times after both had exited their vehicles, causing concussion-like symptoms to the victim. … Read More

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R. v. B.J., [2017] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client charged with assault relating to a domestic incident and assault peace officer after police attend the home in response to the initial complaint. Client follows extensive rehabilitation plan while negotiations with Crown prosecutor are ongoing. After passage of time, Crown is satisfied continuing the prosecution is not in the public interest. Client agrees to … Read More

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R. v. S.R., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client charged with assault peace officer following an incident at a nightclub. Details of client’s Aboriginal background brought to Crown prosecutor’s attention, as client follows recommended rehabilitative plan. Crown prosecutor agrees to refer client to Alternative Measures and drops charges once requirements are met – CHARGES DROPPED and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

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R. v. P.G., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with assault causing bodily harm and simple assault relating to two separate domestic incidents with the same complainant. Client follows rehabilitative plan and some evidence of complainant violence to client is highlighted to Crown prosecutor. Client may have self-defence or consensual fight defence available. Crown agrees to drop charges in exchange for … Read More

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R. v. S.J., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client, a young person, is charged with assault with a weapon for spraying bear mace (i.e. high concentration pepper-spray) at another young person’s face. The incident is caught on camera, clearly showing that the attack was unprovoked and not made in self-defence. Client follows rehabilitative plan and remains on good behaviour while charged with the … Read More

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R. v. R.K., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client charged with assault and criminal harassment relating to two different complainants. Crown evidence consists of warnings by police to client not to communicate to complainant along with a record of extensive contact through email, phone, and social media by client after he had been warned by police. Case law on criminal harassment is reviewed, … Read More

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R. v. S.K., [2017] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client, a university professor, is charged with domestic assault and forcible confinement. Significant consequences on both career and travel brought to Crown prosecutor’s attention. Following pro-active advocacy made to Crown prior to charge-approval, Crown agrees to refer client to Alternative Measures without approving any charges. Alternative Measures rejects client entering into the program. After further … Read More

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R. v. O.M., [2017] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client charged with workplace fraud over $5,000 relating to her accounting position for a public institution. Government alleges extensive fraud over 3-year period involving forged cheques, credit cards, and thefts all amounting to almost $400,000. Following nearly 18 months of negotiation with the Crown prosecutor, a rehabilitation plan, and strong family support, judge agrees with … Read More

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R. v. T.M., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000 relating to fraudulently obtaining highly valuable services for himself and others without paying. Crown has significant documentary evidence linking obtaining these services to the client. Crown alleges losses of well over $100,000 to the victim company and initially seeks two years jail. Initial struggle … Read More

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R. v. W.A., [2019] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000 relating to his prior employment as financial controller for large-scale Canada and U.S. based companies. The Canadian branch is audited and owners allege amount of loss at $570,000. Through ongoing discussions with Crown Counsel, by the time trial is about to begin Crown alleges … Read More

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R. v. J.J., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000 relating to falsifying gift returns while employed at the victim company. The amount of loss alleged is over $40,000. Client’s alleged false transactions are all caught on camera. Client follows rehabilitative plan while negotiations are ongoing with Crown prosecutor. Crown is made aware of … Read More

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R. v. T.T., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client charged with theft over $5,000 relating to large-scale shoplifting incident. After pre-charge advocacy, Crown prosecutor agrees to refer client to Alternative Measures and drop charges once requirements are met – CHARGES DROPPED and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

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R. v. T.A., [2017] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with fraud under $5,000 and theft under $5,000 relating to falsifying gift returns while employed by the victim company. The amount of loss alleged is very close to $5,000. Client’s alleged false transactions are all caught on camera. Client follows rehabilitative plan while negotiations are ongoing with Crown prosecutor. Crown initially seeks … Read More

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R. v. H.T., [2017] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client has pending charges for assault against an elderly woman. Third-party witness swears to the circumstances of the offence and potential work consequences that would flow from a criminal charge are brought to the government’s attention. Client is not charged with an offence but referred directly to Alternative Measures – NO CHARGE and NO CRIMINAL … Read More

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R. v. P.A., [2017] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client, a high-level executive who frequently travels to the US, is charged with publishing intimate images for sending sexual images of ex-girlfriend to multiple dating sites, and disclosing her identity to dozens of recipients. Client confessed to the charges prior to retaining the firm. Client follows year-long rehabilitative plan, including coursework on internet use, respectful … Read More

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R. v. K.K., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client is charged with two counts of sexual assault relating to a date where he is alleged to have repeatedly groped the complainant, followed her, and harassed her until she enlisted the help of bystanders to get away. Crown initially seeks three months jail. Some of the incident is caught on camera. Client follows rehabilitative … Read More

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R. v. C.E., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client charged with voyeurism after numerous recording devices are discovered in the bedrooms and bathroom of client’s friends. Investigators review the footage of the recordings, which clearly show client installing the recording devices and later footage of the female victims undressing. A thorough case law review reveals that voyeurism offences are almost always considered very … Read More

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R. v. W.C., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client is US foreign national who failed to declare loaded gun in his vehicle when crossing the border into Canada. Firearm is discovered at secondary inspection. Client charged with five separate firearm, ammunition and customs offences. Client has available mistake of fact defence because he had forgotten about the firearm, and matter is set for … Read More

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R. v. B.H., [2017] – With Co-Counsel

November 3, 2019

Client, a professional executive, is charged with workplace related fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000 by engaging in deceptive business practices placing his employer at financial risk. Client allegedly diverted funds in excess of $45,000 intended for employer into personal account. Case is discussed with senior Crown over a period of 18 months. Crown … Read More

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