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CASE STUDY: Sexual assault in Peterborough, 2023

The test for whether a Crown should prosecute or not is whether there is “a reasonable prospect of conviction.” I therefore needed to convince the Crown attorney that they had no reasonable prospect of conviction and that the charged should be dropped.

CASE STUDY: Sexual assault in Peterborough

Our client was in Canada visiting family on a visitor’s visa. The easiest solution was to have him return to his home country once these charges were disposed of. Complicating matters, his passport had been seized by the police.

CASE STUDY: Robbery, Dangerous Weapons

The Crown seemed to have a pretty good case: the “victim” was willing to testify against my client. However, I felt that perhaps Mr. S had been overcharged by the police.

CASE STUDY: Impaired driving causing death

Although the charge was very serious, the goal remained the same – acquittal or at least very significant damage control.

CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault Charges in Oshawa

Our client, Mr. P, was accused of domestic assault by a former partner in the midst of contentious family law proceedings. Based on historical allegations, he was accused of hitting her in the head during a verbal argument, leading to her getting a concussion. Mr. P denied these accusations: he didn’t believe that this incident had occurred.

CASE STUDY: Bail Hearing in Kingston

Our client, Mr. F, was a middle-aged man with no criminal record. He found himself accused of a number of offences relating to the finding of a significant number of firearms and narcotics. After he was held for bail, he retained our firm to represent him in his bail hearing.

CASE STUDY: Sexual assault, choking

Importantly, this client avoided a sex offender registration. All of the criminal charges were withdrawn.

CASE STUDY: Assault in Perth Ontario

We thought that what the Crown was seeking was harsh given that there were no injuries, and wanted to get a better outcome for our client.

CASE STUDY: Domestic assault, resisting arrest

Even though the Crown was not seeking jail time in this case, the goal was to ensure a non-criminal outcome for our client.

CASE STUDY: Sexual assault, forcible confinement, mischief

The result of the negotiation was a success. Mr. F entered a plea of guilty to a common assault, and the sexual assault and mischief charges were withdrawn.

CASE STUDY: Assault, mischief, dangerous driving

The consequences of a criminal conviction in this case were severe because our client worked in healthcare.

CASE STUDY: Assault with a weapon, pointing a firearm

Serious charges were withdrawn and our client received a conditional discharge, which meant that he would have no criminal record.

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