Home Invasion Charges Resolve with Peace Bond

Client facing multiple charges as a result of an alleged home invasion including:

  1. Breaking and entering;
  2. Assault with a weapon;
  3. Uttering Threats;
  4. Mischief; and
  5. 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.