A.S. was charged with Assault (x3) under section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada. The charges were a result of several incidents with his ex-girlfriend. The allegations included pushing and choking on several instances. Throughout the course of resolution discussions the crown attorney eventually offered my client a conditional discharge. We declined the crown’s offer as my client had maintained his innocence from the beginning.
After a two-day trial in the Toronto Old City Hall courthouse my client was acquitted of domestic assault charges. The Court concluded that the complainant was not a reliable witness. There were live credibility issues at play. A.S. took the witness stand in his defence and had the opportunity to tell the Court what really happened. The Court concluded that the crown had failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. He was acquitted of domestic assault charges and walked out of Old City Hall a free man.