Regina v. R.A.K. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – April 2017] – Simple assault

Section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada – Assault

R.A.K. was charged with simple assault stemming from a domestic situation. As is often the case in cases of this nature, when tempers are raised, the complaints to the police were less than truthful. Unlike American television, in Canada only the Crown may decide to halt a prosecution; the complainant has no ability to stop the process once the authorities are involved. As in many cases of this nature, the complainant did not want to proceed with the charges, but the prosecution insisted. Ultimately, Sean Fagan successfully resolved this matter by way of the withdrawal of all charges prior to trial.