Serious Violent Offender Gets Probation and Charges Withdrawn


1) CC: s.267(B) – Assault Causing Bodily Harm; 2) Assault with a Weapon x 2, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Breach of Undertaking x 2.


My client had two separate sets of charges. First, my client admitted to punching and kicking the victim to the point of unconsciousness. Then, five days later, while on release for the first offence, he attacked two other people, by striking them in the head with a rock inside a sock, knocking one unconscious and sending both to the hospital.


Regarding the first offence, he pleaded guilty and received a sentence of time served (42 days) in pre-trial custody, followed by a period of probation. Considering his criminal record, the Crown was seeking a lengthier period of incarceration. Regarding the second set of charges, he pleaded “not guilty.” The victims were unable to be located for the purpose of serving them with a subpoena to attend the trial. Consequently, all charges were withdrawn.