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Win of the Week: Negotiation of Lesser Charge and Conditional Discharge

Welcome to our second Aitken Robertson Win of the Week: in this series, we highlight recent great results from our lawyers and paralegals, from wins at trial to withdrawals of the charges.

This week’s win comes from Richard Aitken, who was able to get a great result for our client who was charged with indecent exposure and a breach of a court order. Unaware that anybody could see him, our client was on his property nude. He was charged after a passerby alleged that he could be seen by a neighbour across the street, who, in fact, had not seen him.

The most important goal in this case was to ensure that our client would not be subject to the sex offender registration requirements that come with a conviction for indecent exposure. Mr. Aitken also sought to ensure that our client would not have a criminal record for the rest of his life.

After thorough research and review of our client’s case and skillful negotiations with the Crown, Mr. Aitken was able to secure a great outcome for our client. Our client agreed to plead guilty to the lesser charge of mischief, for which he would get a conditional discharge. Given this charge, most people would think it related to a broken window or similar, and not the alleged fact scenario. This meant that the indecent exposure and breach charges were withdrawn, and our client’s criminal record would be cleared after 3 years of compliance with a court order. Our client was very happy with the outcome.

Please Note: Past results not predictive of future results.


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