Assault Causing Bodily Harm
R. v. Q.A., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, 2201 FINCH AVENUE WEST, ETOBICOKE:
The young offender accused, Q.A., was charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm. The allegations were that during the lunch hour, while at school at george vanier secondary school, Q.A., got into a confrontation with one of his classmates. The alleged victim reported that
The accused approached him, punched him in the face and then pushed him down a flight of stairs. The alleged victim had to be taken to the hospital where he received multiple stitches to his head. Mr. Pyzer represented Q.A., and was successful in having the charge against
The accused withdrawn upon his completion of court sanctioned extra-judicial measures that included a letter of apology and mediation with the complainant. Q.A., does not have a criminal record in relation to this incident and there was no finding of guilt made by the court.
R. v. A.C., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, OLD CITY HALL, TORONTO:
A.C., was charged with Domestic Assault and failure to comply with her recognizance. The allegations against A.C., were that she and her fianc? Got into a physical confrontation and that A.C., repeatedly scratched the complainant about his back and face and threw a bag of dog feces at him. A.C., was released on an undertaking with conditions that forbade her from having contact with the complainant. A.C., was arrested within days of her initial release on allegations that she was having contact with the complainant and in fact living with him. Mr. Pyzer represented A.C., and was successful in convincing the crown attorney’s office to stay the charges against A.C., prior to setting a trial date. As such, A.C., made no admission of guilt with respect to these charges and she does not have a criminal record as a result of these incidents.
R. v. J.A. ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, BRAMPTON, ONTARIO:
The accused, J.A. was charged with one count of domestic assault and one count of assault causing bodily harm. At the time of the alleged assault J.A. was in an eight month long romantic relationship with the complainant, a woman he had known for seventeen years. It was alleged that he and the complainant got into a verbal argument that escalated, during which the complainant attempted to leave. It was alleged that J.A. then grabbed her by her shoulders, shaking her, eventually pushing her to the ground and punching her in the face. He then placed her in a bear hug preventing her escape. J.A. maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal. According to him, the complainant had acted vindictively. She had fabricated the alleged assault to punish him for ending their relationship. Jonathan Pyzer represented J.A. in the Ontario Court of Justice and was successful at having all of the charges against him dismissed. The defence was able to exploit the lengthy delay for the accused’s benefit. As well, the defence marshaled a great number of witnesses demonstrating to the court that the complainant was untruthful in her statement to the police regarding J.A.’s actions.
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