CC: s.266 – Assault (domestic)
After having a few drinks on New Years Eve, my client had an altercation with his wife and with his neighbour. After hitting his wife, and breaking a vase over her head, resulting in a bleeding cut to her forehead, their children fled to the neighbour’s residence, on two separate occassions. The neighbour confronted my client, resulting in a further physical altercation between them.
As a result of difficulties in the Crown’s case (the complainant refused to cooperate and the children only heard, but did not actually witness the assault), the Crown would have been unable to prove their case at trial and, consequently, withdrew the charge. No criminal conviction.