R. v. I.L. October2016
I.L. was charged with cultivation of marijuana (operating a grow-op) in a Calgary home. The matter was heard in a rigorous week long trial with several Crown witnesses and experts. Following Michelle's thorough cross-examination and oral arguments, I.L. was found not guilty by the jury.
R. v. K.B. June 2016
K.B. was sentenced to 18 months in custody on a flight from police conviction. Successfully appealed this sentence at the Court of Appeal and received a unanimous judgement reducing the sentence by three months.
R. v. J.C.P. December 2015
J.P. was charged with weapons offences following a police search of a home. All charges were stayed the day before trial, after the Crown prosecutor received Charter notice outlining defence arguments at trial.
R. v. M.C. September 2015
M.C was charged with multiple weapons charges, assault, theft, and breaches of probation. More than half the charges withdrawn by the Crown prosecutor before Trial.
R. v. J.G. September 2016
J.G. was charged with unlawful confinement, assault causing bodily harm and multiple breaches. Following a lengthy negotiation, the Crown withdrew the unlawful confinement and assault causing bodily harm charges, and J.G. was discharged by the Judge for breaching his release conditions.
R. v. B. G. May 2016
B. G. was charged with three counts of breaking and entering and possession of stolen property. Following Michelle's cross examination of the police witnesses, the Crown invited the Court to dismiss the charges.
R. v. H.E.C. November 2015
H.E.C was charged with three counts of fraud. After months of negotiation, all charges withdrawn by the Crown Prosecutor before a trial even began.
R. v. A.C. August 2015
A.C. was detained at the Calgary Remand Centre after arrest and charged with several breach offences. Bail was secured the day Michelle met with the Crown prosecutor and all charges withdrawn before a trial date was set.
R. v. J.B. July 2016
J.B. was charged with stabbing an individual outside a bar. The Crown prosecutor stayed all charges against J.B. after Michelle pointed out weaknesses in the Crown's ability to identify J.B. from eyewitness testimony.
R. v. S. K. April 2016
S.K. charged with assault on a child. After months of negotiation, all charges were withdrawn by the Crown.
R. v. S.C.S. October 2015
S.C.S. was charged with impaired driving and driving "over 80". The Crown stayed both charges in the middle of the Trial following Michelle Parhar's cross-examination of the Peace Officer.
R. v. C.P. July 2015
C.P. charged with drug trafficking, fraud and weapons offences. Conducted a reverse-onus bail hearing against two Crown Prosecutors and successfully secured C.P.'s release from custody.