Our client was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm and Mischief after punching the complainant and damaging her door, wall and patio screen.  The Crown wanted jail time and 2 years probation.  We advised our client to engage in counselling and then provided the Crown with evidence of that counselling.  We convinced the Crown to accept a guilty plea to the lesser offence of common assault.  The mischief charge was dropped.  Our client received an 18 month conditional discharge leaving him without a criminal record.