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 rehabilitative plan. After months of negotiation, Crown agrees to drop charges unconditionally. CHARGES DROPPED and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.