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Toronto Criminal Harassment Lawyer Michael Juskey can help you avoid jail and a criminal record. Criminal Harassment is a serious criminal offence which is set out in section 264 of the Criminal Code of Canada. The offence essentially criminalizes unwanted communication and/or contact from another individual and is a charge that is commonly laid during the breakdown of a relationship – be it romance or business. The charge is also laid in circumstances where a complainant does not wish to establish a relationship with a persistent accused. Annoying, repetitive behaviour is generally insufficient to attract criminal liability.
The crown attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the complainant was harassed, and that the accused was aware of this fact (or reckless/wilfully blind). It’s also very important to mention that the crown attorney must prove that the complainant had fear for his/her safety of the the safety of someone they know, AND that the fear is reasonable in the circumstances. The Criminal Code of Canada sets out four different types of prohibited conduct which may lead the police to investigate and subsequently lay a Criminal Harassment charge. Call 416-428-2870 speak with a criminal harassment lawyer now.
Michael Juskey is the best lawyer in the GTA hands down. He has helped me a lot , very hardworking , communication with Michael was always there and never felt discouraged in him one bit. Michael is straight to the point and will do everything he can to get your charges withdrawn as he did with mine. I don’t think any other lawyer would of done it , if you are looking for a great lawyer you are in great hands with him!
R v M.H.
My client’s charges of Criminal Harassment, Indecent Phone Calls and Mischief to Data were withdrawn in Newmarket court. No criminal record.
R v J.G.
J.G. was charged with assault (x2), uttering death threats and criminal harassment after his ex-girlfriend made a complaint to the police. He adamantly denied the allegations. Our objective was to persuade the crown to withdraw the charges unconditionally otherwise we would be setting a trial date. Given the seriousness of the allegations the crown was reluctant to drop the charges and insisted on a guilty plea. Trial dates were set. Following a 2-day trial, my client was acquitted of all charges as the Judge concluded that the complainant was an incredible witness due to a lengthly cross-examination. No jail. No criminal record. Full vindication.
R v M.T.
My client’s charge of Criminal Harassment was withdrawn after the crown agreed that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction in the case. No jail. No criminal record.