OUTCOMES

Domestic

R. v. S.M.  Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Mischief (Domestic). Client was charged with slapping and choking his estranged common-law wife, threatening to beat her with a broom, and punching a hole through a door… all in front of their four children.  Joel obtained the wife’s family Court filings and, over a two day cross-examination, used them (along with medical records and photos …

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Guns and Other Weapons

R. v. J.T.  Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition, Possession of Firearm with Defaced Serial Number, Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime. Client was arrested after police executed search warrants on his home and car. Officers seized a loaded handgun, and a significant …

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Robbery and Other Violence

R. v. D.L.  Assault with Weapon, Mischief, Unlawful Possession of Credit Card, Utter Forged Document. Client, who suffered from PTSD and addiction issues, was alleged to have gone on a brief but disturbingly violent crime spree.  Joel was able to get her into a mental health diversion program, where she received support. All charges were …

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Drugs

R. v. A.M.   Multiple Counts of Possession of Fentanyl and Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime. Client was arrested (along with his girlfriend) after tactical officers executed a search warrant at his home. The warrant was issued to authorize a search for, and seizure of, a handgun, but no gun …

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Homicide, etc.

R. v. M.M.  First Degree Murder. Client was initially charged with two counts of first degree murder.  A year after the initial arrest, a third count of first degree murder was added.  The client was discharged on one count at the preliminary inquiry, and went to trial on the other two.  During pretrial motions, cross-examination …

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Other Matters

R. v. R.W.  Trafficking in Persons, Material Benefit, Withholding Documents, Exercise Control, Direction or Influence, Procuring a Person Under the Age of 18, Exercise Control, Direction or Influence of a Person Under the Age of 18, Living off the Avails of a Person Under the Age of 18, Trafficking of a Person Under the Age …

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