Vancouver Criminal Lawyer:  Brian Mickelson

The Facts: The accused was stopped at a red light.  A cyclist pulled up alongside the accused’s BMW and then moved himself and his bicycle directly in front of the accused’s vehicle.  An exchange of words between the accused and the cyclist was followed by the cyclist spitting on the car of the accused and lifting his bicycle over the hood. The accused then got out of his car to attempt to remove the cyclist from his path.  The cyclist was hospitalized and the accused was charged with assault.

Result: The accused was found not guilty. The evidence indicates that the accused was acting in self-defence. The defence raised a reasonable doubt; therefore the accused must be acquitted.

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