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, and remains on good behaviour while his matter is set for trial. Extensive submissions are provided to Crown that substantial likelihood of conviction is not met. Eventually Crown agrees and drops charges unconditionally. CHARGES DROPPED and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.