Recent Cases

R. v. SS Charges: Sexual Assault (x8).  Mr. Leslie argued that SS was falsely identified. Result: charges dismissed.

R. v. IL Charges: Robbery and Possession of Cocaine.  At a preliminary inquiry Mr. Leslie successfully argued that there was no evidence to support that IL was a party to the robbery or in possession of cocaine.  Result:  charges were dismissed.

R v. JT Charges: Armed Robbery.  The Crown alleged JT (along with two co-accused) robbed a restaurant at gunpoint.  Mr. Leslie successfully argued that JT had no knowledge of the existence of a firearm. Result: All charges pertaining to the firearm were dismissed.

R. v. VC Charges: Possession of Cocaine.  Result: On the advice of Mr. Leslie, VC went for extensive drug counselling. Result:  Absolute Discharge.

R. v. TC Charges: Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine. Police conducted survellience on a home for numerous days.  On the last day of surveillance the police raided the home and found TC in the house and cocaine in his vicinity.  The Crown was unable to prove that TC was trafficking from the house or in possession of cocaine found in the house.  Result: charges dismissed.

R.v. SB Charges: 2nd Degree Murder. SB was charged 2nd degree murder in the death of George Berry. After just over an hour of deliberating, the jury found SB not guilty after Mr. Leslie successfully defended his client.  Result:  Acquitted.  Links to the media can be found here. http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/jury-acquits-ile-bizard-resident-of-manslaughter-after-brief-deliberation

R v. SD After a weeklong murder prelim the client was discharged on murder and committed on manslaughter.

R.v. GD Charges: 2nd Degree Murder. GD was charged 2nd degree murder in the death of a two-year-old child, whom he had been babysitting when the death occurred. After a 3 week trial the jury found GD not guilty after Mr. Leslie successfully raised a reasonable doubt as to who committed the crime.  Result:  Charges dismissed.  Links to the media can be found here. http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5513913-greg-dalley-not-guilty-of-killing-hamilton-toddler-noah-keizer/

R v. TS Charges: 2nd Degree Murder.  The victim was shot and killed.  Mr. Leslie argued that there was no intent to commit murder.  Result: charges reduced to Manslaughter.

R.v. TL Charges: 2nd Degree Murder. TL was charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of his infant son.  After a 6 week trial TL was found not guilty of 2nd degree murder.  Mr. Leslie successfully argued that there was a reasonable doubt as to who committed the crime.  Result:  Charges reduced to Aggravated Assault.  Links to the media can be found here:  http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2276549-terry-legacy-not-guilty-of-infant-son-s-murder/

R.v. RS Charges: 1st Degree Murder.  RS was accused of stabbing a taxi driver.  During a 5 week trial, Mr. Leslie successfully argued that it was a case of mistaken identity. Result: charges were dismissed. Links to the media can be found here:  http://www.thewhig.com/2010/11/13/jury-finds-man-not-guilty

R. v. LG Charges: 2nd Degree Murder.  Mr. Leslie successfully argued self defence. Result:  charges were dismissed.  Links to the media can be found here.  http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2105343-gonzalez-walks-on-murder-charge

R. v. DL Charges: 1st Degree Murder.  Mr. Leslie successfully argued that DL was not a participant to the murder and was not aware of the other accused’s intent.  Result: charges were dismissed.

R. v. JM Charges: 2nd Degree Murder.  Mr. Leslie successfully argued self defence.  Result:  charges were dismissed.

R v. BL Charges: 2nd Degree Murder.  BL was charged with a stabbing at a party. Mr. Leslie argued that the Crown could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it was BL who committed the crime.  Result:  charges were dismissed.

R. v. JW Charges: Attempted Murder.  After stabbing a man repeatedly Mr. Leslie argued that there was no intent to commit murder.  Result: Charges were reduced to Aggravated Assault.

R v. JJ Charges: Possession of a Restricted / Prohibited Firearm; and Armed Robbery.  Mr. Leslie argued that the Crown could not prove that the weapon was a real firearm. Result – all firearm charges were dismissed.

R. v. DH Charges: Refuse to Provide Breath Sample. Mr. Leslie attacked the credibility of the police officer and the judge accepted the testimony of the DH. Result: charges dismissed.

R. v. KR Charges: Impaired Driving.  Mr. Leslie established that the weather contributed to the accident and that the police improperly obtained the accused.  The judge dismissed.  Result: charges dismissed.

R. v. FC Charges:  Forcible Confinement;  Assault; Uttering Death Threats. After a 6 day trial Mr. Leslie successfully raised a doubt as to what actually occurred. Result: charges were dismissed.

R. v. MM Charges:  Domestic Assault.  Mr. Leslie raised a reasonable doubt as to whether or not an assault took. Result: charges were dismissed.

R.v. AM Charges: Domestic Assault.  Mr. Leslie successfully raised a reasonable doubt.  Result:  charges were dismissed.

R. v. AK Charges: Domestic Assault.  Mr. Leslie successfully raised a reasonable doubt as to whether any crime took place.  Result: charges dismissed after a trial.

R. v. RB Charges: Domestic Assault; Uttering Death Threat.  Greg raised a reasonable doubt as to whether or not the threat and assault took place. Result: dismissed the charges.

R. v. IK Charges: Domestic Assault; Uttering Death Threat.  after a trial Greg successfully argued whether or not an assault or threat occurred and the charges were dismissed.  Result: charges dismissed.

R. v. SP Charges:  Forcible Confinement; Assault.  Mr. Leslie successfully raised a reasonable doubt.  Result: charges were dismissed.

R. v. RE  Charges: Production of Child Pornography; Distribution of Child Pornography.  Result :  charges reduced to Possession of Child Pornography.  Sentence: placed on probation.

R v. JG Charges: Production of Child Pornography; Distribution of Child Pornography.  Result: charges were reduced to Possession of Child Pornography.  Sentence: placed on probation.

R. v. DG Charges: Break and Enter into a Dwelling (x4).  The Crown was unable to prove that DG was the person who broke into the properties and Mr. Leslie was successful at raising a reasonable doubt.  Result: all charges dismissed.

R. v. MM  Charges: Break and Enter into a Dwelling (x3).  Mr. Leslie successfully had the statement of MM excluded due to MM being under duress at the time of the statement.  Result: All charges were dismissed.