Failure to provide a breath sample

In the early hours, our client borrowed a friend's car in order to drive a girl home after a party. For unknown reasons, the girl called the police from a gas station and claimed that our client was holding her against her will. (Our client was never charged with any wrongdoing in this regard.) The […]
September 7, 2018

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

Aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose

On a Friday night, our client went to a house party. A former friend sucker-punched our client, who instinctively responded by hitting back with the beer bottle he was holding. That Sunday, a group of young men decided to get revenge on our client for hitting their friend with the beer bottle. The group went to our client's […]
July 6, 2018

Failing to remain at an accident and possession of cannabis

A police officer stopped our client's vehicle at the roadside on suspicion that he had been involved in a hit-and-run incident. During this traffic stop, the officer decided to arrest our client. The officer told out client that he was going to search the vehicle, he asked our client questions, our client cooperated and answered […]
June 1, 2018

Possession and distribution of child pornography

When he was a teenager, our client began accessing, downloading, and eventually sharing child pornography images and videos. Tips from another country led a Canadian police force to begin monitoring an online chatroom that our client had been using. Investigators identified our client’s Internet Protocol address when he was seventeen years old, but they did […]
May 4, 2018

Possession and distribution of child pornography

Our client suffered from an obvious mental illness that affected his behaviour and his demeanour. When he was a child, he was sexually molested by an adult neighbor - this was the only sexual experience he ever had in his life.   By his late fifties, he lived a lonely life and only recently installed […]
April 6, 2018

Attempt to destroy evidence

Our client and her partner were hanging out with another couple at a residence in downtown Ottawa. The other couple conspired together to lure the victim to the residence because they thought he had "snitched" on their gang. When this other man arrived, he was attacked by one of the men and they fought each other with […]
March 2, 2018

Accessing child pornography

Our client attended a workplace barbeque. Two of his co-workers, neither of whom liked our client, also attended the barbecue. The co-workers told their boss that while our client was showing them pictures of his ex-girlfriend, a video of child pornography “popped up” on his phone and that he told them the video had come from Facebook. […]
February 2, 2018

Counselling to unlawfully cause bodily harm, counselling to commit aggravated assault, and threatening to cause bodily harm

Our client had mental health issues. He posted a request online, asking for someone to use supernatural powers to cause harm to two individuals. The police conducted an undercover operation and our client ultimately asked an undercover officer to cause actual physical harm to the two individuals. Our client was charged with two counts of […]
January 5, 2018

Impaired operation and operation "over 80"

Our client had no criminal record and no record of bad driving. She was going through a rough month professionally and personally when she stopped at a bar for a drink. While she was at the bar, a friend invited her to meet so they could discuss her problems, so she quickly finished her drink […]
December 1, 2017