Assault & Threats

An assault charge deals with an allegation that someone applied force to another person without their consent. Conduct which constitutes an assault can be as little as a shove or push or much more serious physical contact such as a punch or choking. Assaults that result in bodily harm or that involve the use of a weapon are more serious and carry with them more serious penalties upon conviction.

Threatening charges involve words spoken that amount to a threat to cause a person bodily harm or death. It is the words uttered that make out the offence and there is no requirement for any physical interaction to occur for their to be a criminal charge. The person hearing or receiving the threats need not be the person who is the target or focus of the threats for the offence to be made out.

Case Results

R. v. M.R.  [2019]
Client charged with Assault and Threats arising out of incident at a Surrey Bar where client had physical altercation with bouncer.  Client remorseful for out of character conduct and submissions made to Judge that situation arose due to interaction between surgery drugs earlier in the day and alcohol consumption at night.  Judge agreed that mitigating features were significant and reviewed positive character reference letters - CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE granted.

Conditional Discharge - NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. S.C. [2019]
Client under investigation by police for serious charges of Assault Causing Bodily Harm.  Mr. Shapray retained during police investigation and dealt with police on behalf of client.  Client did not make a statement to the police and nature of evidence challenged resulting in NO CHARGES.

Police Investigation Closed - NO CHARGES.

R. v. J.W. [2019]
Client charged with domestic assault arising in downtown Vancouver and charged in the Downtown Community Court.  Counselling completed and Stay of Proceedings directed by the prosecutor before matter was set for trial.

Stay of Proceedings - NO CRIMINAL RECORD!

R. v. G.D. [2019]
Dispute between roommates leads to assault and firearms charges after police called to the scene.  Matter set for trial after Mr. Shapray's resolution proposal rejected at early stage of proceedings.  Crown prosecutor reconsidering proposal as trail approached and client's case resolved without jail time - Conditional Discharge.

Conditional Discharge for Firearms offences - No Criminal Record.

R. v. A.R. [2019]
Domestic assault case involving dispute between a father and his teenage daughters.  Allegations of assault and threats.  Counselling plan and program put into place by Mr. Shapray that resulted in Crown prosecutor re-evaluating the charges after a few months and directing a Stay of Proceedings resulting in NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

Stay of Proceedings.

R. v. G.G. [2019]
Domestic dispute between elderly couple resulted in client being charged with assault, threats and mischief.  Case resolved with a Peace Bond after counselling and negotiations with the prosecutor - No Criminal Record.

Peace Bond.

R. v. B.D. [2019]
Case involving assault allegations amongst roommates was resolved after challenge to the background and credibility of the complainant who had a long criminal record involving violence and crimes of dishonesty - Stay of Proceedings before Trial.

Charges DROPPED Before Trial.

R. v. J.S. [2019]
Embarrassing and unusual case for professional client involving a dispute over money in a hotel room leading to attendance of the police and arrest of client who was charged with an assault.  Negotiations with prosecutor regarding dispute over the factual allegations led to DROPPING of the criminal charges and case resolved with a PEACE BOND before trial date set.

PEACE BOND ... NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. A.B. [2019]
Mr. Shapray was retained to assist client charged with an assault against his common law partner of 5 years.  Client had been released on bail with conditions not to have any contact with spouse.  Negotiations with prosecutor led to variation of bail to allow some initial contact and client sent to complete anger management course.  Case resolved with PEACE BOND prior to trial date being set allowing client to return home and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

PEACE BOND ... NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. S.L. [2019]
Client was charged with making threats against his ex-wife by telephone to a third person.  Nasty matrimonial dispute also taking place concerning custody and access to children.  Client completed an anger management course and case resolved after a few months with a PEACE BOND resulting in NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

PEACE BOND ... NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. A.D. [2019]
Case involved a family dispute between adult brothers that resulted in serious criminal charges involving allegations of choking and assault. Mr. Shapray was retained a managed a program of rehabilitation and counselling that led to a plea to a lesser charge and sentencing hearing that resulted in client receiving a CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. E.R. [2019]
Case involved a strange set of circumstances where elderly female client arrested for forcible confinement and threats. Challenge to evidence and allegations in the pre-charge stage of proceedings resulted in case being resolved quickly with a PEACE BOND.

Case resolved with a PEACE BOND.

R. v. J.A. [2019]
Client charged with domestic assault and mischief relating to allegations made by ex-wife during ongoing animosity of break-up involving children and property. Bail varied to allow contact between client and his children and challenge to the allegations raised prior to trial date being set resulting in charges being DROPPED.

CHARGES DROPPED.

R. v. A.K. [2019]
Client was charged with a serious of domestic assaults over a number of different dates. Due to additional charges, the client was also charged with multiple counts of breaches his bail conditions not to have contact with his ex-wife. Prosecutor initially seeking jail sentence. Two-pronged approach to case implemented by Mr. Shapray which involved rehabilitation of client through counselling and course work as well as challenge to certain factual allegations which were untrue. Case ultimately resolved prior to trial to plea to two charges and seven charges being dropped – NO JAIL TIME.

NO JAIL TIME.

R. v. N.K. [2019]
Client charged with assault and breach of bail concerning domestic situation. Action plan implemented with client that included completion of anger management counselling which led to negotiations with the crown. Charges DROPPED and client gets NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. J.H. [2019]
Client was charged with Utter Death Threats in the course of a family dispute. Issues raised regarding the evidence and character of the person making the allegations leading to case being resolved with a common law peace bond – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. C.M. [2019]
Client charged with Assault of a Peace Officer and Utter Threats in relation to a drunken incident during the Vancouver Fireworks festival. Client had no criminal history and matter seemed to be out of character resulting in Mr. Shapray negotiating for client to be referred to Alternative Measures resulting in NO CRIMINAL RECORD and a stay of proceedings for the criminal charges.

NO CRIMINAL RECORD and a stay of proceedings.

R. v. F.G. [2019]
Client charged with domestic assault regarding ongoing issues with his wife. Initial concerns regarding bail conditions dealt with quickly to allow contact with wife and counselling to take place. Case and relationship monitored for a number of months and charges ultimately dropped by the prosecutor – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. L.G. [2018]
Female client charged with Criminal Harassment in relation to a nasty dispute with her ex-husband who also lived on the same street as her. Very acrimonious divorce and multiple allegations of harassing behavior. Client dealing with substance abuse issues as well as stress of charges. Mr. Shapray was retained early in the proceedings and managed a treatment and counseling program and engaged in protracted negotiations with Crown Counsel which ultimately led to case being resolved with a Peace Bond and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

Peace Bond and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. R.G. {2018]
Client was a young person involved in a tumultuous relationship with a girlfriend during his high school years. Client charged with 2 counts of Assault and a charge of Mischief in relation to his girlfriend. Mr. Shapray worked with client and his family to manage a counseling and treatment program for the client. Negotiations with the prosecutor resulted in an agreed set of facts and a plea resulting in a Conditional Discharge – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

Conditional Discharge – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. M.E. [2018]
Client was charged with Assault and Threats against his estranged wife. Client suffering from some mental health challenges leading up to the incident and charges. Mr. Shapray was retained and managed client’s rehabilitation and counseling which ultimately led to charges being DROPPED – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

CHARGES DROPPED – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. R.C. [2018]
Client was involved in a Road Rage incident resulting in charges of Assault and Utter Threats. Client had forgotten to take certain medication that morning and was dealing with many stressful issues in his life. Mr. Shapray was retained and the case was successfully resolved with the client being granted an ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE - NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE - NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. G.J. [2018]
Female client charged with assault against her husband arising in a domestic situation. After a number of court appearances, bail variations to allow staggered contact with her husband, and counseling being completed by the client, the Crown directed a STAY OF PROCEEDINGS which allowed the marriage to be rehabilitated and resulted in NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. T.R. [2018]
Client charged with Assault with a Weapon and Utter Death Threats. Mr. Shapray was retained to manage the case and ultimately was able to negotiate a resolution of the charges with a PEACE BOND resulting in NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

PEACE BOND – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. N.B. [2018]
Client charged with Causing Damage to Property in a domestic situation. Client was involved in a domestic relationship but was suffering from some mental health and drug addictions issues. Client enrolled in a series of treatment and counseling sessions and case was resolved with a Plea resulting in a Conditional Discharge – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

Conditional Discharge – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. S.G. [2017]
Client was charged with a number of assaults against his children who were embroiled in a nasty divorce and custody dispute. Mr. Shapray was retained at a late stage in the proceedings and was able to work out a resolution that resulted in two of the charges being dropped and a plea to a single count. A contested sentencing hearing was held and the prosecutor sought to have a Criminal Record imposed on the accused. After hearing submissions, the Judge agreed with Mr. Shapray and imposed a Conditional Discharge resulting in NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

Conditional Discharge – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. N.O. [2017]
Client charged with assault and threats in relation to an incident with his girlfriend. Client had some substance abuse and anger issues. Mr. Shapray worked with client on a counselling plan and ultimately was able to negotiate for the charges to be DROPPED and for client to enter into a PEACE BOND – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

PEACE BOND – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. K.K. [2017]
Client charged with Domestic Assault involving his wife. Client initially prohibited from contact or living with wife and kids. Client completed counselling and bail conditions eventually varied to allow contact and communication. Case resolved with client entering into Peace Bond and reconciling with his family – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

PEACE BOND – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. M.B. [2017]
Female client charged with 2 counts of assault with a weapon involving 2 children living in her home. Mr. Shapray challenged the evidence of one of the counts and managed a counselling and rehabilitation plan for the client which resulted in the client being granted an ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

PEACE BOND.

R. v. P.G. [2017]
Client charged with a domestic assault regarding an incident with his wife. Mr. Shapray managed a treatment and counselling program with the client which led the his bail conditions being varied to gradually allow contact with his wife. Case ultimately resolved with a PEACE BOND and client and his wife were allowed to continue their relationship.

ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.