Trafficking cannabis, possessing cannabis for the purpose of trafficking, and possessing property obtained by crime

Prior to the legalization of marijuana in Canada, our client was an employee at a marijuana dispensary. Investigators were particularly concerned with this dispensary because it was located close to a children's playground and they feared that dispensaries could be targeted for robberies. After observing our client and her fellow employees sell cannabis products, the […]
July 5, 2019

Sexual assault - Taxi

Our client was a taxi driver. Late one night, he agreed to to drive an intoxicated young woman to her friend's residence. The next day, he was informed that there had been a sexual assault complaint filed with his company. Two months later he was arrested and charged with sexual assault.   According to the […]
June 7, 2019

Impaired operation, dangerous driving, flight from police, resisting arrest, and assaulting a peace officer with a weapon

Two police officers were conducting a routine snowmobile patrol. These officers attempted to stop our client, who was travelling on a snowmobile. According to the officers, our client failed to stop when flagged to do so, accelerated down a narrow trail, and collided with one of the officer's vehicle. The officers claimed that they needed […]
May 3, 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

Sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, and making sexually explicit material available to a child

Our client was in his twenties and the complainant, a boy between nine and eleven years old, was a friend of the family. According to the boy, over a two year period, our client and the boy would sometimes play an adult-themed video game together. According to the boy, while they were playing, our client sometimes "blew […]
March 1, 2019

Sexual assault

Our client met the complainant by chance at a bar. They shared drinks, talked, took photographs of themselves, and walked back to her residence together. According to the complainant, our client started kissing her on the street, then began touching her sexually without her consent while she was telling him to stop. When he eventually […]
February 1, 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

Impaired driving and refusal to provide a breath sample

Our client was driving. A police officer claimed that she saw him speeding and that she stopped him after following him for five kilometres. According to the officer, she arrested him immediately for impaired driving and demanded that he accompany her to the police station for a breath sample, but he refused to provide the […]
December 7, 2018

Impaired operation and operation while "over 80"

While driving, our client rear-ended another vehicle. The other occupants told him that the police were on their way. Our client stayed in order to speak to police, believing that he was required to stay and speak with them. When the officers arrived, they spoke to our client, at which point he admitted he was […]
November 2, 2018

Robbery, wearing a disguise, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, and possession of drug for the purpose of trafficking

One of our client's friends obtained three tasers. The friend, along with two others, planned to drive around and use the tasers to commit night-time robberies. Our client joined his friends, making it a group of four. Our client never took possession of a taser, never left the vehicle, never assaulted or robbed anyone, and […]
October 5, 2018