G was a practicing lawyer living in a home with several other family members when a search warrant was executed by police. As a lawyer, he knew enough about the seriousness of the situation to immediately call Mr. Prutschi at Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman. Mr. Prutschi communicated with police on the scene during the execution of the warrant and remained in close contact with investigators and the assigned Crown Attorney after the fact as police computer crime experts assessed the seized data. Although child pornography files were located on computers that G had access to, Mr. Prutschi mounted a powerful defence demonstrating that it could not be proven that G was even aware of the illegal material. In close consultation with the crown, Mr. Prutschi was able to dissuade the police from ever laying any charges thus sparing G from personal and professional ruin.
It was every parent’s worst nightmare – Mr. J returned home from work one night to find that all his children had been taken into custody by the Children’s Aid Society and that he was facing over 10 charges of sexually molesting two of his daughters. Mr. J was arrested that evening and held in custody for a bail hearing.
Sexual assault charges cover a wide range of prohibited conduct within a single section of the Criminal Code. Anything from an unwanted touch to a violent sexual attack is covered under the charge of sexual assault. This creates a vast divergence in possible sentences and requires a sexual assault lawyer skilled in many different cross-examination techniques to effectively respond to the unique set of facts that are presented in a given case.
In 2005, D. B. was charged along with two adult offenders with the beating death of a man in a Hamilton bar. After extensive review of over 4000 pages of disclosure and numerous CD/DVD statements, the criminal lawyers at Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman uncovered several key inconsistencies in the evidence that pointed to D.B.’s innocence.
Ms. P was a 16 year old girl who had never been in trouble before. She began dating a new boyfriend who was mixed up with a bad crowd. This boyfriend convinced Ms. P to travel with him outside of Canada to help him smuggle large amounts of cocaine back into the country.
Mr. S was an employee at a luxury car dealership. Late one evening he was returning home when he was stopped by police at a RIDE spot-check. Mr. S cooperated fully with police and blew into the breathalyzer machine as requested. He was found to have a blood-alcohol level measuring 0.10 when the legal limit is 0.08. Mr. S was charged with driving ‘over 80′.