Domestic Violence (Calgary) – Charge Withdrawn

CC: s.266 – Assault.

My client had an argument with his wife because she transferred a $50,000 payment from their joint account to her own account, and refused to transfer it back.  My client prevented her from leaving the house, slapped her in the face several times, and took her purse away from her.  She called police.  He tried to leave, but she was still holding onto her purse tightly, so he pushed her, causing her to fall backwards, and hitting her head on the floor.  She told police that the abuse was ongoing, and was recently escalating.  A couple of weeks before, he assaulted her, threatened to kill her, and burned her arm with a hot frying pan.

Charge Withdrawn.  Resolved with a Peace Bond.