A client receives a discharge despite his past jail sentence

In the Montreal district, an individual was charged with harassment, under Section 264(1)(3)b) of the Criminal Code, communicating repeatedly by means of telecommunications, under 372(3)(4)b) of the Criminal Code and uttering threats to cause bodily injuries under Section 264.1(1)a)(2)b) of the Criminal Code. Under the influence of alcohol, the defendant had made several consecutive phone calls to another occupant of the housing complex of his lady friend. The conversations, which

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Acquitted of four charges laid by his wife and sister-in-law

After they had come home from a meal, a fight broke out between a husband on one hand, and his wife and sister-in-law on the other. After seeing a lawyer, the wife decided to lay charges with the police against her husband. She her sister testified during the trial that the defendant had made death threats against  them (Section 264.1 Criminal Code), committed assault with a weapon against them (Section 267

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Withdrawing Complaints

Sometimes, a person who laid a complaint with the police decides to withdraw the complaint.   Once the police is involved in the case, the plaintiff is considered a victim and a witness in terms of criminal procedures. The police is in charge of the complaint at this point. Although the plaintiff has no actual right to withdraw the complaint, the police will generally agree to a withdrawal, if it

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