R. v. A.N. 2021 Toronto SCJ
Charges: Sexual interference, Sexual Assault Result: After a 3rd party records application was submitted to Crown Counsel, and upon review of the Application, the Crown agreed to a Peace Bond and all charges were withdrawn against the client saving him from a potentially lengthy sentence and being placed on the SOIRA list.
R. v. Z.T. 2021 Brampton OCJ
Charges: Robbery Result: Counsel Paula Seymour conducted several discussions with the Crown to demonstrate there are weaknesses in the allegations made by witnesses, but more importantly the police violated the client’s Charter rights during their interview. The Crown ultimately agreed to withdraw the charge.
R. v. E.M. 2021 Peterborough OCJ
Charges: Assault with weapon, Assault Result: An alleged altercation regarding a drug transaction led to our client being charged with assaulting a person with a hammer. Counsel Paula Seymour pointed to evidentiary issues regarding the credibility and reliability of the complainant, and the Crown ultimately agreed to withdraw the charge saving the client considerable time, resources and […]
R. v. J.M. 2020 Hamilton OCJ
Charges: Sex trafficking under 18, sexual assault under 18, forcible confinement, etc. Result: Client was out on bail for firearms offences when he was arrested for the sex trafficking, rape and assault of a minor. Despite the seriousness of the allegations and the judge finding there was a substantial likelihood of him re-offending, Counsel Paula […]
R. v. J.F. 2020 St. Catharines SCJ
Charges: Multiple sex trafficking of a minor offences. Result: Client was charged with sex trafficking his under-18 year old girlfriend. At trial, the girlfriend denied the allegations so the Crown sought to rely on her police statement to prove our client’s guilt. However after a rigorous cross-examination of the officers and the girlfriend, Counsel Paula […]
R. v. L.C. 2020 Toronto OCJ
Charges: Aggravated assault and weapons dangerous Result: After an extensive review of the video surveillance and multiple judicial pretrials, Counsel Paula Seymour saved the client and his son from the additional trauma of a trial and the charges were withdrawn upon entering into a peace bond.