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Recent cases Violent Crime defence trials2020-02-14T18:57:20+00:00
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N. K. (2020)

Client located on Vancouver Island was charged with theft, possession of weapon dangerous to the public, uttering threats, and mischief. After prolonged negotiations with Crown Counsel all charges were dropped when the client agreed to enter into a peace bond.

A. F. (2020)

Client charged with robbery, a robbery with a disguise and mischief. The charges were negotiated to a theft and assault with Crown Counsel, resulting in the client receiving a conditional discharge after sentencing.

K. (2019)

Client from out of province was driving a rental car and was charged with Prohibited Driving in Vancouver after police stop in Vancouver. There was no other reason for the stop. Charge stayed by Crown Counsel just before trial.

D. L. (2019)

Charged with domestic assault in the Vancouver Provincial Court. Charges eventually stayed by Crown Counsel.

L. M. (2019)

Client charged in Interior location of British Columbia with driving while prohibited. Crown Counsel was convinced that the case lacked proof of an essential element and entered a stay of proceedings just before trial.

N. S. (2019)

Charged with assaulting a police officer with a weapon and obstructing a police officer. Client maintains Innocence. Police officers commit unlawful entry into the client’s residence. All charges stayed by Crown before Trial in Vancouver Island.

J.B. (2019)

Client was driving while prohibited. After negotiations with Crown Counsel, the charge was reduced to s. 24(1) of Motor Vehicle Act. The results were driving without a valid license, 2 points deducted and a small fine.

T. B. (2018)

Client charges with sexual offence. Client maintains innocence. Preliminary inquiry in Provincial Court of BC was held. The Supreme Court of B.C. in Kootenay resulted in finding that the client was not guilty following the trial.

*R. v. A. F. (Vancouver Registry)

All charges dropped against client and co-accused including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm. Crown counsel may have eventually decided their case was not likely to succeed at trial and so before we started 5 weeks of trial they stayed all charges against both accused.

*R. v. W.P. (Sechelt Registry) 

All charges dropped including criminal harassment and an alleged breach of bail conditions. As the matter got closer to trial the complainant and family decided they did not wish to proceed with the prosecution any longer. Crown chose not to compel them to attend trial and stayed the charges.

*R. v. B.N. (New Westminster Supreme Court) 

Client charged criminally with “leaving the scene of an accident to avoid civil or criminal consequences” with a mandatory jail sentence attached if convicted. Client alleged to have hit a pedestrian causing near fatal injuries at the time and now a lifetime of incapacitation. Shortly before the matter was to proceed to a lengthy Supreme Court trial, the crown and the accused through counsel, agreed to a fair resolution resulting in a guilty plea to a non-criminal a Motor Vehicle Act offence. The client was particularly pleased because of the positive position this result put him in regarding an impending civil case and ICBC considerations. A criminal conviction as he was originally charged would have been devastating financially and come with significant jail time.

*R. v. A.K. (Surrey Registry) 

Charge of violent spousal assault stayed by Crown on trial date. The complainant did not attend for the trial and was not under a subpoena compelling her attendance so the crown counsel really had no choice but to end the prosecution of the accused.

*R. v. M.R. (Surrey Registry) 

Client was arrested and charged with sexual assault. Charge forwarded by police to crown counsel. Crown likely not convinced of a reasonable likelihood of conviction. Charge not approved for court.

*R. v. T.B. (Nelson Supreme Court) 

Client charged with a dated sexual assault. After a preliminary inquiry in Provincial Court in Nelson and a later Supreme Court trial also in Nelson the client was ultimately found not guilty.

*R. v. H.R. (Surrey Registry) 

Client charged with theft over $5000 after much back and forth with the investigating officer he declined to forward any charges against the client. He was probably satisfied it was really a civil matter not a criminal one.

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