Posts Tagged ‘Criminal Record’

Obstructing Justice Charges Withdrawn, No Jail Time for Fraud Charges

Posted in Criminal Cases (Non-Driving), Fraud

My client, who had a criminal record, was charged with Obstructing Justice (a straight indictable offence) and Fraud for passing himself off as a lawyer and attempting to represent an individual charged with a criminal offence.  These were very serious allegations and the Crown was seeking a jail term.  On the date set for a preliminary inquiry, I had a meeting with the judge and the Crown attorney.  At the meeting, I managed to convince the Crown not to proceed on the Obstruct charge after arguing that my client’s actions did not make out the elements of that particular charge. My client then entered a guilty plea to the fraud charge.  At sentencing, the Crown still sought a jail term but I successfully convinced the judge to impose a suspended sentence with probation instead.

No Jail Term for Domestic Assault

Posted in Criminal Cases (Non-Driving), Domestic Assault

My client, who had a criminal record, was charged with three Domestic Assaults stemming from incidents that occurred on three separate days.  As well my client was charged with breaching a term of his bail by contacting the complainant mere minutes after he was released on bail. The Crown was originally seeking a jail term, but ultimately my client avoided jail and was placed on probation instead with terms that he not contact or communicate with the complainant without her consent and that he go for alcohol counselling.