Ottawa Criminal Lawyer Postings

Assault, breach of undertaking, and failure to attend court

Our client picked one of our lawyers off the list in police cells. Months earlier, he had been charged with assaulting his girlfriend and released on bail conditions that prohibited him from contacting that girlfriend - he had a trial scheduled, but no lawyer. A few months later, he had been charged with breaching his […]
March 6, 2020


Our client and his ex-wife had finished their child custody proceedings. Under the terms of their family court order, our client's ex-wife was encouraged not to attend events when the children were in our client's custody and required not to communicate with them. However, at a children's hockey game, our client's ex-wife attended and came […]
October 4, 2019


Our client was pursuing a university degree and wanted to work in a "vulnerable sector." One night, while camping with his wife and their baby, our client and his wife got into an argument, during which he pushed her in the stomach with a closed fist. Against her wishes, fellow campers called the police. Our […]
April 5, 2019

Aggravated assault

Our client and his ex-wife were going through a divorce, which involved disputes about custody and access of their daughter. Our client attended an after-school program for his daughter, while his ex-wife was waiting for their daughter to finish. There was a verbal confrontation between our client and his ex-wife. According to the ex-wife, our […]
January 4, 2019

Criminal harassment, assault, breaching a peace bond, and breaching a recognizance

Our client's relationship with his wife began to deteriorate. In the fall, our client was charged with a domestic mischief for breaking some property in the family home. Another law firm represented our client and the charges were dropped after our client entered into a "peace bond," which allowed his wife to revoke his right to attend […]
August 3, 2018

Unlawfully being in a dwelling house, assault with a weapon, and causing pain to an animal

Our client went to her ex-boyfriend's house with one of her friends. According to the ex-boyfriend, our client entered his house without his permission, hit him with a snowmobile helmet, and kicked his roommate's dog as she left the residence. Our client was charged with unlawfully being in a dwelling house, assault with a weapon, […]
November 3, 2017

Criminal harassment

Police officers warned our client not to communicate with his ex-wife. However, our client sent his ex-wife numerous e-mails over a period of several months. These e-mail were unwanted. Our client was charged with criminal harassment on the basis that he allegedly caused his ex-wife to reasonably fear for her safety by repeatedly communicating with […]
September 1, 2017

Assault, threats, and theft

Our client and the complainant had a long-distance on-again / off-again relationship and have three children together. The couple had broken up a year before the allegations, but they had rekindled their relationship about seven months later. (Importantly, throughout the investigation and trial, the complainant repeatedly claimed that they had never gotten back together.) On […]
July 7, 2017

Sexual assault and assault

Our client and the complainant dated for several years, were married for a short period, had a son together, and then divorced. During that relationship, our client pleaded guilty to two instances of assault against the complainant and received discharges instead of convictions – in other words, he did not receive a criminal record. For […]
March 3, 2017

Peace bond

Our client's wife kicked him out of their home and started divorce proceedings. Almost immediately, she began making claims to the police about our client's apparently abusive behaviour against her, their young son, and her other children. When the police refused to lay charges, she went to a justice of the peace and started "peace […]
February 3, 2017
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