Assault Charge diverted
Our client, who had recently lost his father to cancer, turned to alcohol and drugs to cope with his grief. His relationship with his partner deteriorated, and an argument escalated into him pushing her. He was charged with assault.
Upon being retained, we immediately requested disclosure and reviewed the case against our client. We quickly learned that he had grief and addiction issues. We discussed these circumstances with the Crown Prosecutor and as a result, our client was referred to the Alternative Measures Program before having her his withdrawn.
Sexual Assault Charge Stayed
Our client was charged with sexual assault after a woman that he met on Tinder alleged that he had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.
The complainant alleged that certain aspects of the sexual activity had been consensual, however the actual intercourse was not. The client was able to describe, in detail, the steps that he had taken to ascertain consent at each stage of the sexual activity, and what actions he and the complainant had undertaken. We were able to persuade the Crown Attorney to engage in a limited discussion with the complainant about the client’s version of events, which resulted in the Crown Attorney determining that the complainant’s evidence was inconsistent with her previous statement and the other evidence. As a result, the charges were stayed.