Client facing multiple charges as a result of an alleged home invasion including:
- Breaking and entering;
- Assault with a weapon;
- Uttering Threats;
- Mischief; and
- Committing an indictable offence while wearing a face mask.
The trial was set for a 2-day provincial court trial. The complainant gave inconsistent evidence and was cross-examined by defence counsel over a period of 2 days. On the second day of trial, late disclosure was provided to defence counsel. As a result, defence counsel negotiated a resolution where the client would maintain his not-guilty pleas to all charges and would agree to enter into a recognizance under s. 810 of the Criminal Code, which is known as a peace bond. The terms of the peace bond were simply that the client was to have no contact with the complainant.
Outcome: Original Charges Dropped. Peace bond. No Criminal Record.
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