FILTER SUCCESS STORIES
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.
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.
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 F entered a plea of guilty to a common assault, and the sexual assault and mischief charges were withdrawn.
Our client, Mr. F, was accused by a close family member of sexual assault, indecent exposure, and assault. He was accused of sexually assaulting her when she was young, and later exposing himself to her. He was also accused of committing an assault on her
Our client in this case faced serious allegations and the goal was to have him acquitted and found not guilty so he could get his life back on track.
Our client was Mr. H, a middle-aged man working in an old age home with no prior criminal record. He was arrested on a charge of sexual assault in relation to allegations made by his workplace colleague.
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, Mr. B, was charged with a serious sexual assault. The Crown had tried to prosecute him years earlier, but that prosecution fell apart. With the second attempt at prosecution taking place years later, there was a significant delay in the prosecution of this alleged offence. If convicted, our client would likely be facing several years of jail time.
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.
Our client Mr. C came to our office with some very severe charges stemming back as far as over 20 years ago. The allegations were brought by Mr. C’s younger sister who claimed sexual abuse at the hands of her brother when she was as young as eight.
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.
Facebook messages combined with an effective cross examination of the complainant on the first day of trial proved compelling. The Crown agreed to drop the charges if Mr. A was willing to sign a peace bond. He did so happily.
The Crown’s evidence stated Mr. L would manipulate the much younger complainant, often orchestrating alcohol fueled get-togethers where the complainant was allegedly sexually assaulted while he was intoxicated.
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.