Assault Causing Bodily Harm Acquittal from Unreliable Witnesses

Posted in Assault, Criminal Cases (Non-Driving)

My client had been charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm.  Other lawyers had told my client that he stood very little chance of winning at trial and that they were able to negotiate a deal with the Crown for a suspended sentence, meaning that my client would have avoided going to jail.  He still, however,would have been placed on probation and most significantly, he would end up with a criminal record.  My client was convinced of his innocence because he felt that he had acted in self defence and was not prepared to enter a guilty plea.  At trial, I was able to establish that the complainant and other Crown witnesses at trial could not be believed.  Ultimately both the Crown and the judge thought my client should be acquitted which is what happened.