June 10th, 2019

Acquitted Of Assault Causing Bodily Harm – Defence Of Self & Property: R v T, 2019 Red Deer Provincial Court

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Client charged with assault causing bodily harm. Alleged that client assaulted a family member in the course of an argument. Complainant testified to being assaulted (punched and dragged) by the Accused. Client testified that there was pushing and shoving, but that the complainant was the aggressor and client was acting in defence of himself and … Read More.

June 6th, 2019

Acquittal On Impaired Care Or Control Case – R v B, 2019 Edmonton Provincial Court

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Client charged with care or control of vehicle while ability impaired and while blood alcohol concentration was over limit. Client had been found in driver’s seat with keys in ignition upon police arrival. Provided samples of breath that were more than twice the legal limit. Held: Acquittal. Court heard evidence of client’s intention to be … Read More.

June 4th, 2019

Crown Inviting Dismissal Of Charge – R. v. I., 2019 Ft. McMurray Provincial Court

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Client charged with possession of various substances for the purposes of trafficking after landlord discovered evidence of cocaine to crack conversion in a closet. Police executed a search warrant and client was found inside the premises. Held: Acquittal. Case proceeded to trial, but after hearing defence lawyer’s cross examination of their star witness, the Crown … Read More.

February 16th, 2019

Client acquitted of second degree murder & manslaughter – R. v M.L. 2019 Edmonton Queen’s Bench

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Client charged with 2nd degree murder of friend. Alleged that client stabbed a friend with intention to cause death or serious bodily harm likely to cause death. Held: Directed verdict of not guilty of murder at conclusion of Crown’s case. Case proceeded on basis of manslaughter and client acquitted of this charge after testifying. Evidence … Read More.

June 11th, 2018

Crown Invites Dismissal Of Forcible Confinement Mid-Trial – R. V J. 2018 Edmonton Provincial Court

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Accused was charged with forcible confinement of his former spouse. Complainant testified to being forcibly confined in a shared residence with the accused, prior to fleeing the residence and contacting police. Accused testified that there was a domestic argument, but that the allegations of forcible confinement were fabricated. Held: Charge dismissed. After the complainant was … Read More.

March 19th, 2018

Gang sexual assault acquittal – R. v C. 2018 Hay River Supreme Court N.W.T.

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Accused charged with “gang” sexual assault. Allegation that client and co-accused both sexually assaulted complainant at a party. Complainant and witness both testified to assault, client and co-accused testified to consensual sexual activity. Held: While accused’s testimony was disbelieved by the trial judge, the Court could not be satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that an offence had … Read More.

December 8th, 2017

Assault With Weapon, Acquitted – R v M, 2017 Edmonton Provincial Court

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Accused charged with assaulting an individual with a bottle during a fight at a party. Complainant sustained a large cut over the eye that was allegedly caused by the bottle. Accused did not testify. Held: Acquitted. Based on the testimony of the 4 Crown witnesses who purported to see the fight the Court could not find … Read More.

November 3rd, 2017

R. v. W. 2017 Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench

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Client charged with assaulting and confining ex-partner during the breakdown of their relationship. Allegations involved two separate instances and serious injuries caused to the complainant. Client testified that the complainant was the aggressor and that there was no confinement. Held: Client acquitted of all counts. While the Court did not believe the client, it raised … Read More.

May 30th, 2017

R. v. G. 2017 Ft. McMurray Provincial Court

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Client was charged with assault and “fare by fraud” in relation to an incident with a taxi driver. Cab driver testified that soon after he picked client up the client started talking about minorities, and was swearing and making racial slurs. He stated that while he was driving up Confederation Drive the client all of … Read More.

November 16th, 2016

R. v. B.J. 2016 Fort McMurray Queen’s Bench

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Client charged with drug trafficking and possession for the purposes. Police get a tip that two individuals are going to be transporting drugs from FM to Saskatchewan. Based on this limited information police purport to locate the accused at the airport as he waited to board a flight, detain and search him, whereupon drugs are … Read More.