News + Cases of Interest
Some notable cases and news about the firm:
Jail time avoided in Securities Act prosecution
April 11, 2017
A Provincial Court judge declined to impose the 10-15 months’ jail sought by the Crown in a BC Securities Act case involving a dozen charges. Brock Martland was counsel.
Murder trial ends in manslaughter verdict
April 4, 2017
After a jury trial at Vancouver Supreme Court, Joe Saulnier’s client was found not guilty of second-degree murder, but guilty of manslaughter. The client was also acquitted of attempted murder of a different person, arising from the same shooting incident.
Charges dropped in shooting case
A week before the start of trial, charges were terminated in a prosecution for attempted murder in Vancouver. The case involved a targeted shooting arising in the drug trade. Brock Martland was defence counsel.
Delay application results in case being dropped
March 3, 2017
The firm obtained a judicial stay of proceedings which terminated the prosecution of serious charges, based on the 2016 Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Jordan.
Acquittal at trial on sexual assault allegations
After a trial at Provincial Court, on allegations of sexual assault and in a case involving security video footage, the firm’s client was found not guilty.