Our client was charged under the Criminal Code for forcibly entering into his partner’s home and punching her in the face. The complainant suffered bodily injuries as a result of this assault and a warrant was immediately issued for the arrest of our client. Crown sought a term of imprisonment. After speaking to our client and analyzing the witness statements, we suggested to Crown that because our client had no history of violence, this was an isolated incident. Crown agreed to a conditional discharge for a period of 18 months.

RESULT: conditional discharge, no criminal record, no jail time