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R. v. V.S., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, OLD CITY HALL, TORONTO:

The accused, V.S., worked as a security person in a bar in the entertainment district in Toronto. The complainant was a customer of the bar who had been excluded from the bar. The complainant suffered a broken jaw during the altercation. V.S., was charged with assault causing bodily harm. On the trial date, the charge was withdrawn. Mr. Kostman was able to convince the assistant crown attorney that the identification process was improper and that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction in the case.

R. v. M.I.S., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, 2201 FINCH AVENUE WEST, ETOBICOKE:

The accused, M.I.S., was charged with Domestic Assault as a result of an altercation with his girlfriend. The allegations against M.I.S., were that he was having an argument with his girlfriend in a public place when a civilian witness observed

The accused punch his girlfriend to the back of the head with a closed fist. Mr. Pyzer represented

The accused and was successful in having the charge withdrawn at the request of the crown attorney's office after the trial had already started.

R. v. T.D., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, 311 JARVIS STREET, TORONTO:

The accused, young offender, was charged along with two other females with assaulting a classmate. The allegations against T.D., were that T.D., and several other female students approached a fellow classmate and a fight ensued. The three co-accused were alleged to have punched and kicked the victim several times in the head. Mr. Pyzer represented T.D., and was successful in having the charge against her withdrawn at the request of the crown attorney's office.

R. v. D.A.M., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, OLD CITY HALL, TORONTO:

D.A.M., was charged with Domestic Assault. The crown attorney's office alleged that D.A.M., had grabbed and bruised her partner by using violence. Mr. Pyzer represented D.A.M., and was able to get the charge against her withdrawn prior to setting a trial date by convincing the crown attorney's office to deal with this charge by way of a section 810 peace bond rather than by way of a criminal prosecution. As such, D.A.M., does not have a criminal record and never made any admission of guilt to these charges.

R. v. I.J., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, 1911 EGLINTON AVENUE EAST, SCARBOROUGH:

I.J., was charged with one count of assault. The allegations were that I.J., assaulted his 90-year-old mother-in-law by pushing her down to the ground. There were three civilian witnesses to this event. Mr. Pyzer represented I.J., at trial and the charges were ultimately withdrawn against I.J., the morning of the trial.

R. v. J.S., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, 1911 EGLINTON AVENUE EAST, SCARBOROUGH:

The accused, J.S., a young offender, was charged with assault. The allegations against J.S., were that he was residing at a group home when he got into an altercation with one of the group home workers who said that

The accused assaulted him. Mr. Pyzer was successful in having all of the charges against J.S., withdrawn.

R. v. B.R., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, 7755 HURONTARIO STREET, BRAMPTON:

The accused, B.R., a young person, and two friends, allegedly were involved in an altercation with a fourth youth on school property. B.R., wrote a written apology to the complainant. Mr. Kostman was successful in having the charge against B.R., withdrawn.

R. v. A.S., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, COLLEGE PARK, TORONTO:

A.S., was charged with one count of assault. The allegations against A.S., were that he and his fianc? Got into a verbal dispute that escalated to a physical confrontation. It was alleged that A.S., punched the complainant repeatedly in the face, giving her two black eyes. Mr. Pyzer represented A.S., and was successful in having the charge against him withdrawn prior to trial. The matter was resolved by way of a section 810 peace bond. As such, A.S., does not have a criminal record in relation to these charges.

R. v. D.M., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, 1000 FINCH, TORONTO, ONTARIO:

The accused, D.M., was charged with Domestic Assault and mischief under $5,000. The complainant and D.M., had been in a dating relationship for approximately eight years. At the time of the incident, the complainant was thirteen weeks pregnant with D.M.,'s child. The complainant alleged that during the course of an argument over suspected infidelity, D.M., pushed her head into a wall and destroyed her cell phone. Mr. Pyzer successfully represented D.M., at trial and he was found innocent of both charges.

R. v. M.W., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, BRAMPTON, ONTARIO:

The accused, M.W., was charged with one count of Domestic Assault. The allegations against M.W., were that he and his wife were in their residence when they became involved in a verbal altercation. The complainant alleged that M.W., grabbed her and punched her in the face numerous times. Mr. Pyzer represented M.W., and was successful in having the charge against him withdrawn prior to trial. As such, M.W., does not have a criminal record in relation to these charges.

R. v. B.A., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, SCARBOROUGH, TORONTO   

The accused, B.A. was charged with one count of assault with a weapon, two counts of domestic assault and one count of mischief under $5000.00. The incident leading to B.A.’s arrest occurred between him and the complainant, his then wife. At the time of the incident they had been married for ten years and had two small children together. B.A. had no previous reports on file with the Toronto Police Service. The complainant reported to the police that she had been sexually and financially abused by the defendant. According to the complainant B.A. financially controlled and repeatedly touched the complainant without her consent, often calling her names. Allegedly, one morning while in their residence, she and B.A. begun to argue over her use of her cellphone and her cellphone bill. The argument escalated as the defendant accused the complainant of having an affair. Enraged B.A. picked up a coffee cup and made a gesture towards the complainant as if he was going to strike her. He then pulled her hair, and punched her twice in her left arm and leg area; following which he called the complainant’s parents to advise them that she was not cooking or cleaning for him, following which he smashed her phone. The police were called. The complainant incurred scratch marks to her body and received medical treatment at the scene. Jonathan Pyzer represented B.A. and was successful in having him approved for diversion. Upon his completion of PARS (partner assault response service) and signing a s.810 peace bond, all of B.A.’s charges were withdrawn. 

R. v. A.W., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, NEWMARKET, ONTARIO

The accused A.W. was charged with two counts of breaking and entering, once count of mischief under $5000.00, and one count of assault. At the time of the incident the accused and the complainant had recently ended a four year relationship. It was alleged that one evening A.W. repeatedly called and texted the complainant. When the complainant was unresponsive, the accused allegedly attended the complainant’s residence yelling her name and throwing rocks at her window, in hopes that she would present herself. When he was unsuccessful it was alleged that he broke into her residence, punching the door frame, and forcing it open. Once inside the accused allegedly attended the complainant’s bedroom, where the complainant was sleeping. According to the complainant, A.W. woke her up and began to berate her, then dragged her by her arms and forced her to her living room where he pushed her onto a couch. It was imperative that A.W. avoid a criminal record as he was pursuing a career in law. Jonathan Pyzer was able to use the reluctance of the victim to convince the Crown that the case against A.W was weak. He was successful at having all charges against A.W. withdrawn once A.W. signed an s.810 Peace Bond. 

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