CROWN INVITES JUDGE TO ACQUIT AFTER CROSS-EXAMINATION OF CROWN WITNESS

Mr. C had ongoing disputes with a neighbour in his apartment building who had been harassing him for months.  He called the police numerous times, but nothing was ever done.  The complainant, eager to get Mr. C and his two young boys kicked out of the building alleged that Mr. C had assaulted her and claimed to have a broken clavicle bone. 

Ms. Bristow has put many hours in to prepare Mr. C to take the stand, and he was ready to finally have an opportunity to tell his side of the story, including the history of threats, insults and violent behaviour towards Mr. C by the complainant.  However, prior to him even having an opportunity, the Crown asked the presiding judge to dismiss the charge of Assault Cause Bodily Harm on the third day of trial after a tactical cross-examination of the complainant by Ms. Bristow. 

Lisa Bristow can be contacted at (416) 598-5741 or Bristow@criminaltriallawyers.ca

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