Client C.S. was charged with Assault and Mischief Over $5000. It was alleged that after a night at a concert, the accused and the victim engaged in a verbal argument which resulted in the accused physically assaulting the victim in a vehicle then attempting to drag the victim with the vehicle was in drive. Once in court, it was clear that the accused was in fact attempting to prevent the victim from doing harm to themself given their extremely intoxicated state during the night of the incident. It was revealed that the victim in fact attempted to jump out of the moving vehicle and the accused was the one who lunged forward in an attempt to restrain the victim inside the vehicle. As a result, all charges against the accused were withdrawn. No conviction, no criminal record.
Gary Batasar, Peel Brampton criminal lawyer, charges of Assault and Mischief Over $5000