FILTER SUCCESS STORIES
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.
The complainant and Mr. P were in a relationship for slightly over a year, initially residing in a small city in Northern Ontario before moving to Peterborough for a brief 3-month period. They did not have any children together, and the complainant was pursuing her studies while being in the relationship. In late winter of 2023, the Peterborough Police received a distress call from the complainant, reporting that her boyfriend, Mr. P, was assaulting her.
Mr. G and Ms. G had been in a relationship for approximately 12 years, sharing a residence, though they did not have children together. During the spring of 2022, the complainant reported an alleged assault by Mr. G to the police. She also disclosed an earlier incident from the summer of 2013 where Mr. G had allegedly thrown a hammer at her head.
On a winter’s morning of 2023, at 03:28 a.m., the police received a dispatch call regarding a domestic dispute. The complainant and homeowner, Mr. F, reported that Ms. A, his friend’s girlfriend, was intoxicated and engaged in an argument with her boyfriend, Mr. B.
Our client, Mr. M, was a middle-aged man with adult children and who had no criminal record. He was accused of sexual assault by two of his children, who claimed that the alleged assaults had taken place over a period of several years between 20 and 30 years prior.
Our client, Mr. C, was a middle-aged man with a wife and kids and no prior criminal record. He found himself facing serious allegations, however, when he was accused of sexually assaulting the daughter of a former partner nearly 20 years prior.
Mr. S was charged was charged with various offences by his ex-partner. Given the nature and the number of charges—it was a reverse onus situation at the detention review hearing.
Our client, Ms. F, was the complainant in an incident with her common-law spouse. She called police, stating that her spouse had put his hand over her mouth and harassed her, with the intention of having him placed in a 72-hour psychiatric hold.
Mr. P was charged with six counts, including assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm. Ms. J accused Mr. P of choking her.
The complainant alleged that a verbal altercation ensued, leading to Mr. D and the victim engaging in a physical dispute.
The client’s primary objective was to resolve the charges in a manner that would not jeopardize his FAST PASS status.
The goal here was to have the accused found ‘not guilty’ by raising a reasonable doubt as to whether he had actually committed the act in question.
An accused that agrees to participate in counselling, community service hours, and agreements to uphold the peace, saves the government money and helps put the accused back in society where they can be a productive citizen.
CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose & Breach – Charges Withdrawn
Although it took time and effort, our client was very happy with the resolution of her charges in this matter.
We began supporting Mr. M not after his initial charge of assault, but after his failure to comply charge. He had been charged with assault in the domestic context after a small argument with his girlfriend, during which she alleged he shoved her. He was released on a promise to appear before the court, and one of the conditions of the release was to avoid contact with the complainant.
After multiple complaints to police made by Mr. H.s spouse, charges of domestic assault and mischief were laid. The allegations consisted of Mr. H damaging the complainant’s property as well as pushing his wife, grabbing her by the throat and choking. Additionally, the allegations were that the assaults took place while Ms. H was pregnant.
CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault x3, Criminal Harassment, Mischief Under & Theft Under – Charges Withdrawn
After a review of all disclosure materials with Mr. C it was evident that the complainant came forward with false allegations.