Charges: Aggravated assault; assault with a weapon.
Issue: Given the information Mr. Johnson was able to provide to Crown counsel, whether it was appropriate to continue with the prosecution on the approved charges.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed on the lesser charge of assault causing bodily harm. After hearing Mr. Johnson’s submissions on our client’s behalf, the trail judge sentenced our client to a suspended sentence with 24 months probation. Our client was able to avoid a lengthy jail sentence.