Assault with a Loaded 12-Gauge Shotgun Charge Withdrawn


CC: s.87(1) – Point a Firearm, s.88(1) – Possess a Firearm for a Dangerous Purpose, s.267(a) – Assault with a Weapon.


In the heat of a verbal and physical altercation with his older brother, my client pointed a 12-gauge shotgun within 12 inches of his brother’s face and threatened to kill him.


The Crown was seeking a convicton with serious consequences. However, on the day of trial, the complainant did not present himself. Consequently, the Crown had no evidence to call and withdrew all of the charges. No criminal convictions.