Vancouver Criminal Lawyer: Meghan Forhan

The Facts: Accused arrested for aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon x 2, forcible confinement, administering a noxious substance, choking to overcome resistance, assault causing bodily harm and simple assault. Accused had assaulted his girlfriend with multiple weapons including a taser, scissors and a razor prior to sexually assaulting her, stealing her passport, forcing her to take an unknown prescription pill.

Result: All Sexual Assault Charges Stayed.  Successfully negotiated a stay of proceedings on all sexual offence charges as well as the choking to overcome resistance, forcible confinement and administering a noxious substance. Prosecution initially seeking a 5 year jail sentence. Accused plead guilty to the lesser included offence of Assault Causing Bodily Harm, (ACBH), simple assault & assault with a weapon. He received an 18 month Conditional Sentence Order allowing him to serve his sentence in the community for the Assault and 3 months jail (time served pre bail hearing) for ACBH and assault with a weapon. Accused was not required to register as a sex offender.