A.J. was a client of ours who had his domestic assault charges withdrawn at the Toronto Old City Hall courthouse. He charged with Assault, Assault with a Weapon and Mischief Under $5,000 stemming from a night of drunken debauchery with his partner. The allegations involved pushing, threatening with a knife and damage to a cell phone. My client took issue with the allegations and instructed me accordingly. The crown was offering us a conditional discharge with 12 months’ probation upon a plea to simple assault. Following successful resolution discussions and a comprehensive plan of rehabilitation, the domestic assault charges were withdrawn. My client walked away without a finding of guilt (discharge) or a criminal conviction. No jail. No criminal record.