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

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

Impaired operation and operation "over 80"

After golfing all day, our client was sunburned and possibly suffering from heatstroke. While driving home, he lost consciousness and his vehicle abruptly veered into the oncoming lane, causing a head-on collision with multiple vehicles. Police officers attended the scene and two officers spoke with our client. The first officer evaluated our client and concluded that […]
October 6, 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

Theft from mail, breach of trust, and fraud (over $5,000)

As part of her employment obligations, our client handled and delivered sensitive documents on a daily basis, including cheques. Over the course several months, multiple cheques were reported as missing and as being fraudulently paid to third parties. Our client's employer conducted an internal investigation and focused exclusively on her, concluding very early on that […]
August 4, 2017