CC: s.266 – Assault
My client had an argument with his wife, as they walked home from an evening at the local bar. A witness claimed to have seen my client push his wife down an embankment. She refused to cooperate with the police, claiming it never happened. Due to the lengthy history of allegations of domestic violence between these two parties, the police opted to charge him anyway.
I persuaded the Crown to agree that, given the complainant’s lack of cooperation, there was no reasonable likelihood of a conviction. The Crown agreed and withdrew the charge (again).