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

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