R. v. N.
Mr. N had cleaned up his life a lot in the last few years after battling a drug addiction. A recent set of domestic charges, however, brought him back before the criminal justice system. Ms. Bristow set a quick trial date and prepared Mr. N to tell his side of the story on the stand. There were only 2 witnesses at trial, the complainant and Mr. N.
At the end of the evidence, Ms. Bristow stood up to make submissions. The Judge advised she did not need to hear from her. She indicated that not only she did find Mr. N to be credible, even if she did not, after cross-examination, she found the complainant to be unreliable. The Judge went as far as commenting that Ms. Bristow was polite, not abusive and very effectively had the complainant agreeing with suggestions that were in complete contradiction to her direct evidence.
Despite the finding of not guilty, the judge indicated that she was considering having Mr. N enter into a peace bond to ensure the complainant was protected. However, after Ms. Bristow made submissions about Mr. N’s progress and lack of involvement in the criminal justice system in many years, she declined to have him enter a peace bond.
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Note: Past successes do not guarantee future successes
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