Posts Tagged ‘Assault Causing Bodily Harm’

Entertainment District Assault Charges Withdrawn

Posted in Assault, Criminal Cases (Non-Driving)

My client was charged with several counts of Assault and Assault Bodily Harm stemming from a brawl that occurred at a club in the entertainment district.  After a meeting with the Crown prosecutor and a judge where I argued that the Crown would have a very difficult time proving the charges against my client considering the chaotic scene at the club and the alcohol involved, the Crown agreed to withdraw the charges against my client in return for him entering into a peace bond requiring him to stay out of downtown Toronto for one year.  This was not a problem for my client who did not reside in the downtown core and had no reason to go there.

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.