R. vs. A.A. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charges: Sexual Assault; Overcome Resistance by Choking.

Issue: Given the additional information that Mr. Johnson was able to provide to police, whether it was appropriate to proceed to the trial on the approved charges.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to re-elect to proceed summarily, to drop the charge of choking and, after hearing Mr. Johnson’s submissions on our client’s behalf, the trial judge sentenced our client to a conditional discharge with probation. Our client avoided a significant jail sentence.