False Alarm (Police called for nothing) – Charge withdrawn


CC: s.140(1)(c) – Public Mischief


My client called 911, alleging that he had been shot by his neighbor and was bleeding out in his apartment. When police arrived, there was no response, so they kicked in his door, and found him passed out drunk on his couch, with the TV on. He had not been shot and no shots had been fired.


Lack of mens rea (criminal intent) / Advanced intoxication


On the day of trial, the Crown withdrew his charge.