He received a discharge despite multiple charges of conjugal violence

In the Montreal district, a man was facing seven conjugal violence charges in four different cases. The defendant and the plaintiff were in the process of separating and were fighting over the division of their assets as well as custody of their two young children. One first issue had been resolved as an acquittal in exchange for a commitment to keep the peace. A second conflict occurred while their residence

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Domestic violence

Xavier Cormier, a lawyer, represents clients charged with domestic violence.There is no offence called “domestic violence” per se provided in the Criminal Code. Cases of domestic violence are in fact various charges, such as assault, forcible confinement, threats, stalking, dangerous driving or others, in which there is or was a conjugal or sentimental type of relationship between the plaintiff and the defendant. The specific character of these cases means they

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A client of Mr. Cormier is acquitted on charges of assault

A client of Mr. Xavier Cormier, a criminal lawyer, was charged with domestic violence by his spouse. The Crown therefore laid charges of assault against him. An order forbade the client from then on to show up at his residence or to contact his spouse in any way.Mr.Cormier undertook discussions with the prosecutor. The plaintiff was seen by a social worker. As of the second hearing in Court, the order

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What is a peace bond?

A peace bond is an order that a judge may pass under Section 810 of the Criminal Code of Canada, forcing a person to follow certain conditions for a year. This order is often used to settle criminal charges, when there is a kind of conjugal or neighbourhood relationship between the parties. A peace bond is sometimes an advantageous solution for the individual charged with a criminal offence, because it

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The Judge rejects the request for a peace bond submitted by the Prosecutor

A lady charged our client with having threatened to poison her dog or have it removed. The criminal Prosecutor had an indictment sent to our client requesting the issue by a Judge of an order under Section 810 of the Criminal Code.The Prosecutor wanted a series of conditions imposed on our client for a period of a year. Mr Laurent Morin asked that a hearing be held so that the

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A client acquitted on harassment charges laid by several neighbours

Several neighbours of one of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier’s clients made complaints of criminal harassment to the police (Section  264 (1) (3) b) Criminal Code). After the Prosecutor studied the case, the client faced two cases: one criminal charge of harassing two neighbours, as well as a request for a peace bond filed by two other neighbours  (Section 810 Criminal Code). Not only the client did not admit committing the

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Hit and run and assault: the client is acquitted

Following a parking dispute, an individual was charged with ramming another vehicle and then shoving the other driver during the argument that followed (assault, according to Section 266 b) of the Criminal Code). He was also charged with hit and run for leaving the premises (Section 252(1.1) of the Criminal Code).Criminal lawyer Veronica Vallelonga had the mandate of defending this client. She negotiated with the Prosecutor, and the lawyers agreed

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A client charged with assault is acquitted

A client of criminal lawyer Luc Simard had been charged with assault (Section 266 Criminal Code of Canada). These charges were related to conjugal violence. Proceedings had begun four years prior when Mr. Simard was approached to be the defence lawyer in this case. The day of the trial, Mr. Simard had discussions with the Prosecutor. The Prosecutor finally withdrew the client’s charges, and she was acquitted. The client signed

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A client of Mr. Cormier is acquitted on charges of uttering death threats

A client of Mr. Cormier, a criminal defense lawyer, had been charged by a lady of uttering threats to inflict death or bodily harm on her contrary to Section 264.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada. A criminal record could interfere with carrying out certain projects. Mr.Cormier contacted the prosecutor and offered to settle the case by means of a peace bond. After checking certain things, the prosecutor accepted Mr.

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Recognizance to keep the peace for a sexual violation

Section 810.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada provides that a judge may pass an order imposing certain conditions on a person lest that person commits a sexual offence (for example, sexual assault or sexual contact) against a person of less than 16 years old.This procedure, which is related to a peace bond or recognizance to keep the peace, is used sometimes as a tool by a criminal defense lawyer

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