R. v. S.P., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

Assault, Case Results, Domestic Assault, Stay of Proceedings, Uttering Threats No Comments

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

R. v. M.S., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

Assault, Case Results, Domestic Assault, Public Interest, Stay of Proceedings No Comments

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.

R. v. B.J., [2017] – With Co-Counsel

Assault, Assault Peace Officer, Case Results, Domestic Assault, s. 810 Peace Bond, s. 810 Recognizance, Stay of Proceedings No Comments

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

R. v. P.G., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

Assault, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Case Results, Domestic Assault, s. 810 Peace Bond, s. 810 Recognizance, Stay of Proceedings No Comments

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

R. v. R.K., [2018] – With Co-Counsel

Assault, Case Results, Conditional Discharge, Criminal Harassment, Domestic Assault, Two Separate Complainants No Comments

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

R. v. S.K., [2017] – With Co-Counsel

Alternative Measures, Case Results, Domestic Assault, Forcible Confinement, Stay of Proceedings, University Professor, Unofficial Diversion No Comments

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