December 8th, 2017

Accused Acquitted, Complainant Unreliable Witness – R v. D, 2017 Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench

Firm Cases Tags: , ,

Accused charged with sexual assault, assault, and uttering threats. Allegation that accused forced sexual intercourse on  spouse, and then assaulted and threatened the spouse the following morning. Held: Acquitted. Accused found to be a credible witness while complainant was found to be unreliable, admittedly dishonest, and had a motive to fabricate the allegations. Court left with … Read More.

May 30th, 2017

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

Firm Cases Tags: , ,

Client was charged with possession of a controlled substance and breach of release condition by contacting someone he was to have no contact with. At trial it was argued that the client’s detention and arrest were arbitrary and in violation of his Charter rights and that any evidence obtained including the drugs and the name … Read More.

R. v. B. 2017, Ft. McMurray Provincial Court

Firm Cases Tags: ,

Client charged with assault. Client was a homeless woman who was invited to the male complainant’s apartment to have a shower and rest. The complainant testified in examination in chief that once the client woke up he told her she had to leave as he was going to watch the Santa Claus parade. He testified … Read More.

April 7th, 2017

R. v. D. 2017 Leduc Provincial Court

Firm Cases Tags: ,

Accused charged with causing a disturbance and resisting arrest. RCMP responded in the early morning hours to a complaint of a potential impaired driver leaving a bar, with a specific vehicle description. Accused found in bar parking area standing next to the open door of a vehicle matching the vehicle description. RCMP asked accused who’s … Read More.

February 24th, 2017

R. v. H., 2016 Ft. McMurray Court of Queen’s Bench

Firm Cases Tags: , ,

Client found not guilty of sexual assault and assault after trial by a judge alone. Complainant and accused had been in an on/off relationship. Complainant stated she went to the accused’s house to pick up some of her belongings. She claimed that when she was in the bedroom the accused grabbed her, threw her on … Read More.

November 1st, 2016

R. v. P.A. 2016 Edmonton Provincial Court

Firm Cases Tags: , , , , , ,

Client charged with unlawful confinement, sexual assault, and assault causing bodily harm. On the date of the incident a woman ran naked from his residence, encountered a woman across the street and alleged she had been confined, assaulted, and sexually assaulted.  The woman called 911 advising of the allegations.  Police attended and spoke to the … Read More.

April 15th, 2016

R. v. J.J. – Edmonton Provincial Court – April 15, 2016

Firm Cases Tags: , ,

Client charged with uttering threats to his ex girlfriend and her current boyfriend. Complainant testified that on the date in question she received threatening phone calls from the client.  Complainant testified that  on the same date the client had cut off her internet connection as it had been in his name.  Client did not testify. … Read More.

April 6th, 2016

R. v. S. R. 2016 Fort McMurray Queen’s Bench

Firm Cases Tags: , , ,

Judge and Jury trial on count of sexual assault. Complainant alleged that the client, her friend and acquaintance came to her home to drop off some Christmas presents to take back home to family.  While there he sexually assaulted her by having vaginal intercourse and then returned to his girlfriend who had been waiting in … Read More.

February 18th, 2016

R. v. C.S. 2016 Wetaskiwin Provincial Court

Firm Cases Tags: , , ,

Client charged with historical offence of sexual inference on a minor when he was a youth. At trial, Charter application made alleging breaches of client’s ss. 9, 10(a) and 10(b) rights while in police custody. Held: Application allowed in a written decision by Trial Judge, R. v. C.S., 2015 ABPC 266, and client’s statement to … Read More.

January 14th, 2016

R. v. R.Z. 2016 Fort McMurray Queen’s Bench

Firm Cases Tags: , ,

Client was a doorman in for a local drinking establishment. Charged with two counts of assault causing bodily harm as an altercation ensued when he attempted to preventing a barred customer from re-entering the establishment.  With previous defence counsel he entered a guilty plea to one count of assault causing bodily harm, listing both complainants. … Read More.