June 11th, 2018


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

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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


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

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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


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

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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.


January 13th, 2016


R. v. T.S. 2016 Edmonton Provincial Court

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Client charged with careless driving resulting in elderly pedestrian being struck and killed while jaywalking. Pedestrian attempted to cross relatively busy roadway (2 lanes each direction) near twilight in the summer months. Client made no attempt to brake or take evasive action. Issue was whether sun glare prevented client from detecting pedestrian prior to collision even though … Read More.


July 3rd, 2015


R. v. R.T. 2015 Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench

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Client accused of attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl. Complainant testified that the accused attempted to lure her into his vehicle by claiming to have lost his cat, then attempted to chloroform her when his initial efforts were unsuccessful. Held: Acquittal. Complainant’s version of events was inconsistent with physical evidence. In addition, her guardians trying … Read More.


July 3rd, 2014


R. v. B.W. 2014 Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench

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Client accused of sexual assault. Alleged to have assaulted an ex-girlfriend while she was passed out at a party. Defence of consent was advanced. Held: Acquittal. Complainant’s version of events found to be unlikely. Accused was believed, and defence called further evidence showing motive on the part of the complainant to fabricate.


July 17th, 2015


R. v. Parkin, 2015 ABPC 76 per McIlhargey, PCJ

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Impaired driving trial. Issue regarding whether breath samples taken as soon as practicable. Total delay of 1 hour and 14 minutes from arrest to the taking of the first breath sample (49 minute delay at the police station). Upon arrival at the police station there were a number of detainees ahead of the accused in … Read More.