Plea bargaining

Plea bargaining is a common practice in Quebec penal judicial system.Here is an exemple of plea bargaining:A client of Xavier Cormier was charged with assault causing bodily harm (Section 267b) Criminal Code of Canada), assault with a weapon (Section 267b) Criminal Code), mischief exceeding $ 5,000 (Section 430(1)a)(3)a) Criminal Code) and possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence (Section 88(2)a) Criminal Code). During the preliminary hearing,

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A doorman acquitted for assault causing bodily harm

An incident happened in Montreal in front of the bar where the client of criminal lawyer Christos Karteris was working that evening. The victim claimed the bouncer was in a rage and punched him in the face, thereby causing him bodily harm. An independent witness who was present confirmed this version of the story. Therefore, charges of assault causing bodily harm were laid (Section 267 b) Criminal Code). Our lawyer requested

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Found not guilty of assault against his neighbour

A man was charged by his neighbour, an elderly lady, of having doused her with a bucket of water. This incident supposedly happened in the midst of a difficult relationship between neighbours. Therefore, the man was charged with assault with a weapon (Sections 266 b) Criminal Code and 267 a) Criminal Code). He hired criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier to defend him.  During the trial, Mr Xavier Cormier cross examined the

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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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The Judge acquits a client on charges of assault with bodily harm

Charges of assault causing bodily harm had been laid against a client of criminal defence lawyer Xavier Cormier (Section 267b) Criminal Code). The plaintiff accused the client of violently pushing her, which resulted in a fracture. The defendant admitted having shoved the plaintiff, but stated he acted legitimately to expel her from his house. Mr. Cormier set a date for the trial. During the trial, the Prosecutor had the plaintiff

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A client is acquitted on charges of assault with a weapon and uttering threats

Criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was defending a client who was charged with having committed assault with a weapon (Section 267 a) Criminal Code of Canada) and having uttered threats (Section 264.1 (1)a) (2)b) Criminal Code) against her spouse. Therefore the charges concerned conjugal violence.Following her arrest, the police forbade the client from contacting her spouse or other members of his family. Mr. Cormier brought the case to Court quickly, in

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