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CASE STUDY: Fraud Over $5,000 and Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000 in Newmarket

Ms. W was charged after her employer made a complaint regarding missing funds after conducting an accounting audit. She was a single mother and was at risk of receiving a jail sentence, if convicted.

CASE STUDY: Refusing a breath sample, Oshawa

Mr. J was charged with refusing to comply with an ASD test (the roadside screening breath test done at the point police stop a motorist) demand after making a call to police regarding another motorist’s aggressive driving.

CASE STUDY: Sexual Assault, Assault, Mischief in Timmins

The complainant went to police with allegations of previous assaults and a sexual assault alleged to have taken place during their relationship. With respect to the sexual assault in particular, it was alleged that the complainant sustained injury and had to attend the hospital after non-consensual intercourse.

CASE STUDY: Withdrawn Over 80 & Impaired Driving Charges in Oshawa

Ultimately, Mr. Stiles was successful in convincing the Crown that they would have no reasonable prospect of conviction if the matter were to go to trial. The charge was withdrawn entirely, and Mr. S was able to move forward without a blemish on his criminal record.

CASE STUDY: Sentencing for Sexual Interference, Sexual Assault x 2, Sexual Exploitation

With Mr. W having already been convicted, the goal became to secure the least onerous possible sentence for our client. Mr. W had significant health issues that would make a prison sentence particularly difficult.

CASE STUDY: Impaired Care or Control and Care or Control Over 80 in Oshawa

Given that the Crown was unwilling to withdraw the charge, the very clear goal in this case was simply to show the trial judge that Mr. E. had no intention of moving his vehicle from its resting point in the visitor’s parking of the townhouse complex.

CASE STUDY: Withdrawn for Peace Bond – Mischief Under $5,000

Mr. H had no criminal record at the time the incident occurred. We did not want to see Mr. H end up with a criminal record when he was acting out of confusion and intoxication, and so we would seek to have the Crown withdraw the charges in favour of non-criminal diversions.

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn – Drug Trafficking

Mr. P had lived in Canada since the early 2010s but was not a full citizen. A criminal conviction could result in his deportation. He had a personal and professional life for himself here, including family members, and did not want to be forced to leave.

CASE STUDY: Absolute Discharge – Public Mischief

Ms. W was charged with public mischief for falsely phoning the police. She contacted Aitken Robertson, and Philip Stiles set her at ease and began building her defence.

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn for Peace Bond – Uttering Threats

When two people in a long-term relationship have a heated fight, emotions often run high and both sides can feel that the other side wronged them in some way. In 2018 Mr. C and his partner got into one such argument.

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn for Peace Bond – Assault

Phil’s strategy was to propose this agreement to the Crown. Mr. F participating in some form of counselling or education in exchange for a withdrawal and peace bond.

CASE STUDY: Drug-Related Offences, Proceeds of Crime, & Breach of Probation

Mid-afternoon in the summer, a police officer stopped a suspicious vehicle with two passengers and a dog inside. The passengers were identified as Ms. S and Ms. G and the vehicle was registered as stolen. Mr. G was driving at the time and Ms. S was in the passenger seat. The dog and two bags were in the back seat.

CASE STUDY: Sexual Assault

The sexual assault charge was withdrawn at the request of the Crown. Mr. F entered into a s. 810 peace bond which essentially required him to have no contact with the complainant for a period of one year.

CASE STUDY: Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration from a person under 18

Mr. O was charged in Oshawa with one count of Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration from a person under the age of 18.

CASE STUDY: Sexual Assault in Peterborough

Mr. C came to our office in a state of panic. He had been accused of sexual assault stemming from a sexual encounter with an acquaintance that he was adamant had been, at all times, consensual.

CASE STUDY: Care or Control Over 80 / Impaired in Peterborough

 It was clear to us that Mr. B’s name had been searched before police decided to arrest him. In the time the search was being conducted, no further indicia of impairment were noted by the officers.

CASE STUDY: Driving Over 80 / Care or Control in Lindsay

When police arrived on scene, Mr. K was outside of his vehicle asking for police assistance. Officers then detected the odour of alcohol on his breath.

CASE STUDY: Assault in Oshawa

Mr. F panicked and pulled his wife from the car before chasing down the moving vehicle, entering the car and turning off the engine.

CASE STUDY: Impaired Driving and Refuse Breath Sample

Mr. A was charged with Impaired Driving contrary to s. 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code and Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample contrary to s. 253(5) of the Criminal Code.

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