Our client was charged with Assault under the Criminal Code when a witness called police after observing our client grab a female by the shoulders, pick her up and then throw her to the ground. After she got up, he allegedly pushed her up against a door.
The police arrived and arrested our client.
We were retained within a few days. We attended court for our client and began to negotiate with the Crown on his behalf. Within a week we had his bail terms changed to allow him more freedom while awaiting an ultimate resolution of the file. Over the next few months, we had our client attend counselling. We pointed out some weaknesses in the Crown’s case and, after months of negotiation, the Crown finally agreed to drop the charges altogether.
RESULT: no criminal record, no jail time