R v AK
Client charged with Attempt Murder in a brutal stabbing. He made admissions to police and was caught at the scene. The client was assessed by expert psychiatrists from both the Crown and Defence. During the trial we were able to discredit some of the findings presented by the Crown’s expert and create enough doubt about her assessment to secure a Not Criminal Responsible verdict for our client.
R v JB
Client was alleged to have been a passenger in a car that police were tailing, as it was involved in a violent gunpoint kidnapping. Once police stopped the vehicle, the person who was alleged to be our client fled. The police recovered two fully loaded firearms, a large quantity of drugs, and cash. Our client’s fingerprint was found on the inside of the car, and his DNA was found on BOTH of the guns. However, there was also 4 other DNA samples in the gun. We argued that our client was definitely in the contact with the car at some point as a result of the fingerprint, but that it did not follow logically that he was in contact with the car that day. We also argued that this was consistent with his DNA being on the guns, as if he was in the car, his DNA may have been left in the car and innocently transferred to the firearms. After negotiations, the Crown withdrew all charges against our client.
R v FE
Crown theory was that our client and his co-accused were contract killers from out of province hired to execute a high-level member of a well-known organized crime group. Police stopped their vehicle, and through an investigation, were led to a nearby hotel room. Upon searching this room, police found 2 firearms and a silencer, along with a phone which contained hundreds of incriminating messages. The Crown led video evidence of my client accessing the room multiple times with a key card. We argued that there was only one bed and the room was in the name of the co-accused, and therefore the Crown had not established he was only a guest in that room. Client was acquitted of all charges.
R v JT
Client charged with domestic assault, mischief under for a push and breaking a phone. Although his girlfriend gave a statement to police, she eventually recanted and wanted to withdraw her complaint. She hired her own counsel and both the team at Titan and her counsel communicated to the Crown to ensure that all pertinent information was relayed. As a result, the Crown varied the bail so that they could communicate with each other even before the first court date, and the matter was withdrawn on his first appearance.
R v RP
Client was going through a nasty custody battle with his ex-spouse. The defence theory was that she reported an assault against him to leverage it for the family court proceedings. We spoke to the police ahead of time, made arrangements so that he would not be held overnight for bail, and released directly from the police station. At trial, a pointed, direct, and skillful cross-examination over two days uncovered a strong motivation to fabricate the allegations, with the judge eventually acquitting out client.
R v JK
Client implicated in a robbery and was being followed secretly by police. He had a minor record but was 18 years old. Upon police stopping and searching him, he was found to be in possession of a fully loaded firearm in his Gucci satchel. After a full day bail hearing, he was released to one surety on a curfew bail despite having a criminal record.
R v JB
Client charged with human trafficking related offences. He maintained his innocence from the beginning. Despite him having a very minor criminal , record, he was ordered detained at two separate bail hearings. He retained us to conduct a third bail hearing. After reviewing the file, we launched an attack on the credibility of the witness. We were able to find other cases in which the complainant had falsely accused an individual of trafficking and relied on those for the bail. The client was released immediately to is family and four kids, and ultimately acquitted of human trafficking.
R v EM
Client was a mother of four with no criminal record charged with over 40 firearm related offences, including trafficking firearms. The Crown theory was that she obtained a legal firearms license and purchased firearms legally so that they could be ‘rented-out’ by other individuals for a fee, who would then commit shootings, robberies, and murders, then return the guns. A search warrant was executed on a residence where 7 firearms were found. After a failed bail hearing and a failed bail review, we were finally able to get her a bail on a second bail review and she was reunited with her 4 children after about a year in custody. After months of negotiations, we were able to convince the Crown that it would be impossible to prove that she had any role in the scheme, and the Crown ultimately agreed. She pled guilty to only 4 counts of careless storage of a firearm for probation rather than the 12 years the Crown was initially seeking.
R v DD
Client was charged with sexually assaulting his spouse with whom he was separated and going through a nasty divorce. There were two young children involved. DD, who was a general surgeon, had moved on but still wished to maintain contact with the children and co-parent. The evidence outlined that both DD and his spouse were still intimate with each other occasionally. Upon DD filing for full custody of his children, his spouse complained to police that DD had raped her. We were able to use the existence of family court documents to skillfully cross-examine the spouse resulting in a number of unexplained inconsistencies, resulting in an acquittal for the client.
R v AG
Client charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met at a Toronto night club. There were text messages sent by her to him the next day stating that she felt guilty about what happened because she had a boyfriend and had cheated on him. The boyfriend found out, confronted her, and then sex assault was reported. Client maintained his innocence and argued that the sexual intercourse was consensual. At trial, the Crown argued that client was not entitled to use text messages as part of his defence. After a hotly contested Application, the judge permitted the use of these message and concluded that she did consent, resulting in an acquittal of the client. Crown was seeking a 3 to 4 year sentence if client was found guilty.