PAST CASES

PAST CASES

  • R. v. B., 2017 BCPC

    Facts – B. is charged with assault, along with a co-accused, in an allegation of a domestic assault. Not guilty pleas are entered and trial dates are set.

    Result – Stay of Proceedings (Charges Dropped) months before the trial date.
  • R. v. B, 2017 BCSC

    Facts- B. is charged with trafficking, and possession for the purpose of trafficking of heroin and cocaine. After a voir dire, the evidence is found admissible. On sentence, the Crown asks for 9 months in jail, and defence requests suspended sentence.

    Result – Suspended Sentence, probation (No Jail).
  • R. v. C., 2017 BCPC

    Facts – C. is charged with sexual assault of his domestic partner at their residence, and mischief under 5k for damage to her vehicle.

    Result – Stay of Proceedings (Charges Dropped).
  • R. v. M., 2017 BCSC

    Facts – M. is charged in part with a stolen 9mm RCMP-issue handgun, a prohibited clip, and ammunition.

    Result – After trial the judge finds M. not guilty of possession of the gun, the clip, or the ammunition.
  • R. v. K., 2017 BCPC

    Facts - K. is charged with assault with a weapon - hitting his g/f with a liquor bottle.

    Result - On the day of trial, Crown directs a stay of proceedings (Charges Dropped).
  • R. v. B., 2017 BCPC

    Facts – B. is charged with possession of heroin and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Matter is set for trial.

    Result – After discussions, Crown stays all charges two weeks before trial date (Charges Dropped).
  • R. v. T., 2017 BCPC

    Facts – T. is charged with theft under $5K after taking items from a grocery store. T. pleads guilty before the trial date.

    Result – T. pleads guilty and receives an absolute discharge (No Criminal Record).
  • R. v. P, 2016 BCPC

    Facts – P. is charged with assault, careless storage of a firearm, and pointing a firearm. The charges stem from a domestic dispute. The matter is set for trial.

    Results – After discussions, Crown stays all charges before trial (Charges Dropped).
  • R. v. T., 2016 BCSC

    Facts- T. is charged with aggravated assault. During a confrontation, T. is alleged to have stabbed the complainant more than 10 times with a knife during the fight, and pleads self-defence at trial.

    Result – Justice finds T. was self-defending and was not guilty of aggravated assault.
  • R. v. L., 2016 BCSC

    Facts – L. charged with aggravated assault for allegedly pushing complainant down some stairs during a fight, resulting in injuries to complainant’s back. Complainant testifies at a preliminary inquiry and trial dates are set.

    Result – Crown agrees to Peace Bond (Bail Order). No Criminal Conviction.
  • R. v. E., 2016 BCPC

    Facts – E. is charged with sexual assault x2 and committing an indecent act. E. was a professional and the allegations were related to their work environment. E. was also charged with failing to appear at a trial date. Two trials were set, one for the failing to appear, and one for the sexual assault x 2 and indecent exposure.

    Result – Trial 1: E. is found not guilty of failing to appear.

    Result - Trial 2: E. is found not guilty of committing and indecent act, and not guilty of either sexual assault. E. is found guilty of simple assault and on sentence gets a conditional discharge (No Criminal Record).
  • R. v. H., 2016 BCPC

    Facts – H. is charged with shooting someone with a handgun after an argument in person, and then over social media. In April 2016, H. is charged with aggravated assault, uttering threats, using a firearm in commission of offence, and possession of a firearm.

    Result – Crown stays all charges (Charges Dropped) relating to the April 2016 allegations.
  • R. v. P., 2016 BCPC

    Facts – P. is charged with assault and uttering threats in a domestic situation. Crown agrees to release him on bail until the trial date.

    Result – After discussions, Crown counsel stays all charges (Charges Dropped) before trial dates are set.
  • R. v. S., 2016 BCPC

    Facts – S. is charged with assaulting his girlfriend on two separate occasions and breaching his probation order by having contact with her. The allegations of assault and breach were set for trial.

    Result – Crown stays all charges on trial date (Charges Dropped).
  • R. v. B., 2015 BCPC

    Facts – B. hides a device that records persons in a change room and is charged with recording a person where they could expect to be nude. B. pleads guilty and Crown asks Judge to give B. a criminal record at sentencing. Defence argues for a conditional discharge.

    Result - Conditional Discharge (No Criminal Record).
  • R. v. S., 2015 BCSC

    Facts – S. is charged with breaking and entering into a gas station. Crown tries to detain on bail, defence gets S. released. The allegation is there is a photo of S., and the matter is set for trial.

    Result – Stay of Proceedings (Charges Dropped).
  • R. v. B., 2015 BCPC

    Facts – B. is charged with voyeurism offence, and pleads guilty.

    Result – Sentenced to conditional discharge (no criminal record).
  • R. v. C., 2015 BCPC (youth)

    Facts – C. charged with historical sexual assault x 3 of step-sister. Matter is set 1 week trial.

    Result – Stay of proceedings two days before trial (Charges Dropped).
  • R. v. S., 2014 BCSC

    Facts – S. charged with break and enter of home. At trial expert testifies fingerprint belongs to S., and is found on a screen door outside the home.

    Result – Not guilty.
  • R. v. A. and L., 2014 BCSC

    Facts - A. and L. (lawyer for A.) charged with a home invasion. A. is charged with breaking and entering, pointing a shotgun, and possession of a shotgun. Both accused committed to trial after preliminary inquiry.

    Result – Stay of proceedings (charges dropped).
  • R. v. G., 2014 BCSC (co-counsel)

    Facts - “Mr. Big” undercover operation resulted in G. charged with 1st degree murder.

    Result - After lengthy pre-trial hearing, Crown accepts a guilty plea to manslaughter- 10 yrs
  • R. v. R., 2014 BCPC

    Facts - R. charged with violating contact conditions by driving by residence. Two witnesses testified at trial they knew R. for years, and 100% certain they saw R. drive by their reside Both witnesses knew R. for years.

    Result - Not guilty.
  • R. v. G., 2014 BCPC

    Facts – G. charged with assault causing bodily harm of girlfriend

    Result – Stay of proceedings (charges dropped) before trial.
  • R. .v. M., 2014 BCPC

    Facts – M. charged with assault causing bodily harm.

    Result – Guilty plea to assault – sentenced to conditional discharge (no criminal record)
  • R. v. H., 2014 BCPC

    Facts – H. charged with possession of marijuana.

    Result – Plead guilty and sentenced to absolute discharge (no criminal record).
  • R. v. R., 2014 BCPC

    Facts – R. is charged with assault against wife during an argument.

    Result – Stay of proceedings (charges dropped) on trial date.
  • R. v. B., 2014 BCCA

    Facts -B. sentenced to total sentence of 14 years in custody for multitude of offences, including aggravated assault against two separate complainants.

    Result – Sentence reduced by 4 years.
  • R. v. S., T., and W., 2013 BCSC

    Facts - S., T. and W. (lawyer for S.) are charged with breaking and entering, uttering threats, unlawful confinement and use of firearm. S. also charged with robbery and assault causing bodily arm. Main witness testifies he is 100% certain he saw S. commit all the offence charged. T. and W. plead guilty during trial. S. continues trial alone in front of jury.

    Result – Not guilty.
  • R. v. Y., 2013 BCPC

    Facts - Y. charged with driving while prohibited. Police testify plate-reader caught accused driving his car.

    Results – Stay of proceedings (charges dropped) during defence cross-examination.
  • R. v. C., 2013 BCPC

    Facts – C. was charged with breach of probation. Police performed curfew check and testified at trial C. was not home when they performed curfew check.

    Result – Not guilty.
  • R. v. H., 2013 BCPC

    Facts - H. was charged with breach of probation. Police testified H. was not home when they performed curfew check.

    Result - Not guilty.
  • R. v. R., 2013 BCPC

    Facts – R. charged with assault causing bodily harm of neighbour.

    Result – Stay of proceedings (charges dropped) on day of trial.
  • R. v. S., 2013 BCPC

    Facts – S. charged with sexual touching.

    Result – S. entered into peace bond (No guilty plea, no criminal record)
  • R. v. F. - 2013 BCPC

    Facts – F. Charged with uttering threats, mischief by destroying complainant’s property and breach of bail. Complainant testifies F. threatened her, and destroyed her property.

    Result – Not guilty. Crown made application for peace bond which was also denied.
  • R. v. L., 2013 BCPC

    Facts - Plead guilty to trafficking and PPT of ecstasy. 12 month conditional sentence (no real jail).
  • R. v. S., 2012 BCSC

    Facts - After police execute a search warrant on his home, S. was charged with possession of 2 grams of hash, and possession for the purpose of trafficking (“PPT”) of 4.1 kilograms of marijuana in his residence. S. admits possession, denies PPT.

    Result - Not guilty of PPT; guilty of possession. Sentenced to conditional discharge (no criminal record).
  • R. v. S., – 2012 BCSC (co-counsel)

    Facts - “Mr. Big” undercover operation resulted in charge of 1st degree murder. In trial #1 jury convicts of 1st degree murder. Trial #2 is ordered after successful appeal.

    Result – Not guilty of 1st degree, but guilty of 2nd degree murder.