Tag Archive for: assault with a weapon

R. vs. L.M. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Assault with a weapon; assault causing bodily harm.

Issue: Given elements of provocation, a potential defence of self-defence, and our client’s background as a vulnerable woman, whether it was in the public interest for Crown to continue the criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings upon our client successfully completing the Alternative Measures Program. No criminal record.

R. vs. R.C. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Assault with a weapon (x3); unlawful confinement;

Issue:  Given the random and bizarre acts of our client, whether it was appropriate for the Court to release our client from custody pending the conclusion of the charges.

Result: Notwithstanding that Crown was strongly opposed to our client’s release, Mr. Gauthier was able to facilitate a release plan that satisfied the Court. After hearing our submissions, the Court released our client from custody on rehabilitative conditions.

R. vs. G.W. – North Vancouver RCMP Investigation

Charge: Assault with a weapon.

Issue: Whether there was sufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able collect information from a defence witness and represent to police that our client should not  be prosecuted. Police concluded their investigation without recommending any criminal charge against our client. No criminal record.

R. vs. J.S. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault with a Weapon.

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we directed our client to complete, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to persuade Crown counsel to not approve any charge prior to the scheduled first court appearance. No criminal record.

R. vs. B.R. – Vancouver Youth Court

Charges: Assault Causing Bodily Harm; Assault with a Weapon.

Issue: Whether our client was acting in self defence when he injured the complainant with a knife during an altercation.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to provide information to Crown counsel that resulted in Crown declining to approve any charges. No criminal record.

 

R. vs. A.N. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Assault with a Weapon.

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we guided our client through, whether it was in the public interest for Crown to seek a conviction on this charge.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to permit our client to plead to the lesser offence of common assault. After hearing Mr. Johnson’s submissions, the court granted our client a conditional discharge. No criminal conviction.