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CASE STUDY: Break and Enter, Assault Causing Bodily Harm

Our client, Ms. A, was involved in a dispute with the complainant over the return of an item that had been borrowed. The parties made arrangements to meet at the complainant’s residence, but the complainant later claimed that Ms. A and her boyfriend forced their way into the residence. The complainant alleged that Ms. A and her boyfriend kicked her apartment door down and proceeded to strangle her and throw her down a flight of stairs, resulting in a broken wrist. Ms. A and her boyfriend were both charged with breaking and entering and assault causing bodily harm. If convicted, Ms. A was likely facing considerable jail time, taking into account that she had a prior conviction for breaking and entering.

CASE STUDY: Successfully Negotiating Withdrawal of Mischief Charges

The client, referred to as Mr. B, found himself in legal trouble following a night of revelry. During the course of the evening, while intoxicated, he accidentally broke a window. The incident occurred in a public area, and although no one witnessed the act directly, his inebriated state led him to admit responsibility when approached by law enforcement officers.

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 All of the criminal charges were withdrawn.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Serious charges were withdrawn and our client received a conditional discharge, which meant that he would have no criminal record.

CASE STUDY: Fail/Refuse to Provide Breath Sample

Our client was very happy with the outcome here. He was able to keep his driver’s licence and walk away without a criminal record.

CASE STUDY: Impaired Operation, Over 80

Our client entered a guilty plea to careless operation under the Highway Traffic Act which resulted in his Criminal Code charges being withdrawn.

CASE STUDY: Child Pornography Charges Withdrawn

After on-going discussions with the Crown Attorney spanning through several months, all charges against Mr. S were outright withdrawn.

CASE STUDY: Child Pornography Charges in Kingston

Our client, Mr. Z, was a young man with no prior criminal record, but found himself facing serious criminal allegations when he was charged with two child pornography offences as well as smuggling an item into Canada. These were very serious allegations, and the Crown was seeking a period of at least 1 year in jail on a conviction. In addition, if Mr. Z were convicted, he would have to register as a sex offender for a long period of time.

CASE STUDY: Child Pornography Charges in Kingston

Mr. H was a man with a good job, a wife and kids, but found himself in serious trouble when he was arrested on child pornography charges. He was accused of both possessing and accessing child pornography.

CASE STUDY: Possession for the purpose of trafficking in Brockville

These charges were serious for Mr. V. Possession of illicit substances as a truck driver carries a mandatory term of imprisonment.

CASE STUDY: Assault and Impaired Driving in Perth

Based on the circumstances, the goal of the client was to have all of the criminal charges withdrawn. This would mean that these new charges would not appear on his criminal record.

CASE STUDY: Sexual Assault Charges in Kingston

Our goal here was to have our client released from jail pending his trial by establishing that neither of the grounds for pre-trial detention were met.

CASE STUDY: Possession of Child Pornography x2 & Access Child Pornography x2, Successful Bail Hearing

The allegations in this matter consisted of Mr. F possessing child pornography in the form of videos and photos as well as accessing these materials online through various devices.

CASE STUDY: Over 80 and Charge Withdrawn

Police were notified with information that Mr. K was involved in an assault with his brother and left the scene intoxicated. Shortly after, Mr. K was pulled over while operating his vehicle. After making some incriminating admissions to the officers, Mr. K was asked to provide a breath sample in an approved screening device on the roadside.

CASE STUDY: Indecent Act – Charge withdrawn

The allegations consisted of Mr. B attending a private parking lot where he removed some of his clothing and began to masturbate while looking out on the street.

CASE STUDY: Child Luring and Multiple Child Pornography Charges

Mr. R was in his last year of high-school and in the midst of applying to university when he was charged with severe criminal offences.

CASE STUDY: Plea Bargain for Dangerous Driving, Over 80, and other Driving Offences

After a number of discussions with the Crown Attorney and a number of Judicial Pre-Trials, the Crown agreed to amend the Mr. H’s charges and withdraw others. Mr. H entered a plea of guilty to Over 80, simple assault and breach. All other charges were withdrawn.

CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault x2 & Mischief Under x2 – Charges Withdrawn

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: Over 80 and Impaired Operation in Napanee

Our client Ms. G was operating an ATV when she struck a tree, sustaining major injuries to her head with a large cut. Charges were laid two months later after a blood analysis confirmed our client had alcohol in her body while she was operating the ATV.

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.

CASE STUDY: Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Drive Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available & Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

The officer made inquiries on the roadside and was quickly granted authorization under the Tobacco Tax to search the entire vehicle.

CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault – Withdrawn

After discussions with the Crown as well as Ms. L, it was agreed that after Ms. L completes anger management counselling her charges will be withdrawn.

CASE STUDY: Sexual Assault – Withdrawn

The charge of sexual assault was withdrawn after there were extensive negotiations with the Crown Attorney’s office.

CASE STUDY: Assault with a Weapon (Knife) and Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to Public – Charges Withdrawn

We took advantage of all available avenues and in the end, after multiple meetings with the Crown, we were able to have the charges withdrawn.

CASE STUDY: Impaired & Over 80 – No Conviction

There were no restrictions or limitations placed on our client’s driving privileges and he did not get a criminal conviction. All charges were withdrawn.

CASE STUDY: Charge Withdrawn – Voyeurism

Our client faced a criminal record and a jail sentence, but had hopes of studying law. Our client obtained a peace bond and charges were withdrawn.

CASE STUDY: Charge Withdrawn – Arson

The objective was to establish doubts in the evidence presnted by the Crown, and have the charges withdrawn. This was done successfully.

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn – Resist Arrest, Assault Police Officer

We did not want to put our senior client through the stress of a trial. We got both charges withdrawn and our client kept his spotless criminal record.

CASE STUDY: Impaired, Over 80

Kingston Police charged Mr. N with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operate a motor vehicle with more than 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.

CASE STUDY: Plea Bargain: Robbery; Wearing a Disguise with Intent; & Possession of a Weapon for a dangerous purpose (2 out of 3 withdrawn).

In cases where there is overwhelming evidence for the Crown to make the case out beyond a reasonable doubt, sometimes a conservative approach to a Robbery charge is far more beneficial as opposed to grasping at straws.

CASE STUDY: Acquittal: Over 80

Over 80 cases are highly technical and involve a mixture of statutory and constitutional requirements. Failing to meet, or the violation of, those requirements often results in evidence being excluded and an acquittal entered.

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn – Impaired Driving, Over 80 mg, and Dangerous Driving

On a frigid January night, just before midnight, an officer in an unmarked car saw two snowmobiles, one on the shoulder of the road and one on its side in the ditch. As he approached, the driver of the downed snowmobile was able to right his machine and drive it to the shoulder. The other snowmobiler waved the officer on, not aware of who he was.

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