7 Counts of Criminal Charges Dropped After Signing of Peace Bond: Daniel’s Case


Uttering Death Threats contrary to section 264.1 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada

Mischief (2 counts) contrary to section 430 (1) (c) of the Criminal Code of Canada

Assault (4 counts) contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada

BACKGROUND: Daniel was involved in a very serious incident with his wife that resulted in him facing seven criminal charges. According to his wife and another witness, Daniel phoned his wife and threatened to kill her after she discovered he was cheating on her and informed the husband of the other woman involved. When Daniel returned to the house, he kicked in the door, and broke a fish tank and telephone. He pushed his pregnant wife after she tried to physically prevent him from going upstairs in the house. Once upstairs, Daniel broke his wife’s laptop by smashing it on the floor. Afterwards, he would not let his wife leave their son’s room and he bit her on the hand.

Two additional charges were laid after Daniel’s wife was asked by police about past incidents.

Read the Summary of Police Allegations

GOALS: In this case, it was important for me to get the best possible result for Daniel while at the same time helping him to take responsibility for his actions.  My first goal was to assist Daniel with bail conditions, as he had one young child and his wife was pregnant.  I hoped to get Daniel the help he needed while at the same time not having him serve time in prison.

STRATEGY: I submitted several requests to have Daniel’s bail conditions varied, and worked to enroll Daniel in a Partner Assault Response (PAR) program. Through this program, I hoped Daniel would receive the education and counseling he needed and that we could have this matter resolved with the signing of a peace bond.

RESULTS: We achieved the best possible result in this case. I was able to have Daniel’s bail conditions varied to allow him to visit with his child and to be present for the birth of his second child. Daniel attended all of his PAR program meetings and successfully completed the program. He signed a peace bond with conditions and was able to avoid both prison and a criminal record.