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

Assault, uttering threats, and mischief

A husband and wife woke up in the middle of the night. When they looked outside, they saw our client standing at their car, apparently leaning into the vehicle. The husband ran outside to confront our client. The windows had been smashed. The husband accused our client of having stolen his wallet from their car. […]
June 2, 2017

Impaired driving

Our client was involved in an early morning automobile accident with another vehicle. Police, the fire department, and paramedics all attended the scene. One police officer reported that our client was unsteady on her feet, that she smelled strongly of alcohol, that her eyes were glassy and unfocused, and that she was bleeding from the mouth. […]
April 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

Possession of property obtained by crime

Someone stole a cheque from a small business. That person legitimately had possession of our client's bank card, but he deposited the cheque into our client's  bank account without his knowledge or consent. When the cheque was reported missing by the business, the police traced it back to our client's bank account. Our client was […]
January 6, 2017

Sexual assault, assault, and overcoming resistance

Our client was fighting with his ex-wife about their daughter. Suddenly, he found himself accused of nine criminal offences including sexual assault, choking and assault against his ex-wife, and sexual assault against her teenaged daughter. At trial, the defence pointed to numerous inconsistencies in the evidence of both the ex-wife and her daughter. The defence produced […]
November 23, 2016

Impaired Driving, Dangerous Driving, Resisting Arrest, Food Fraud, Assault, and Failing to Attend Court

Our client was a middle-aged man with a long employment history and no criminal record or driving record. He suffered a period of mental health crisis and was charged in four separate incidents in less than four months: First, our client was allegedly found outside his parked vehicle with the engine running, displaying signs of […]
June 7, 2016

First-Degree Murder

Our client was approached by a friend, who forced him at gunpoint to help him rob our client’s workplace by being the getaway driver. The friend and another man entered the store while our client waited in the car. An innocent bystander was shot and killed. Our client drove away without waiting for the other […]
April 17, 2016

Assault Police and Obstructing Arrest

Two brothers were returning home from a bar late at night. Some strangers began taunting the older brother, leading to a small fight. The younger brother – our client – escorted his older brother to a safe location about a block away. When police arrived, the older brother was still upset and refused to identify […]
April 17, 2016