Robb has defended numerous assault cases – both simple and complex. Assault allegations may comprise aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, and assault with a weapon.
There are a few basic elements that make up an “assault.” For an individual to be convicted of “assault”, the Crown Prosecutor must convince the court, beyond a reasonable doubt:
If the court is not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt of each of these factors, the accused will be found not guilty.
However, the definition of Assault in the Criminal Code of Canada has recently expanded and now criminalizes “attempts” as well as “threats” of assault.
Robb has won many assault trials. He has also negotiated to have several assault charges withdrawn or stayed by the Crown Prosecutor.
If you’ve been charged with assault, contact Robb for a free consultation today. It’s important to not waste any more time – as key witnesses, evidence and helpful information may only be available for a short time after an arrest is made.
I would like to thank Mr. MacDonald because you worked really hard on this case, over months, and to achieve a really good outcome for your client, and you were professional and wonderful at every stage and I thank you for that.
I cannot leave this case without telling counsel that, as I’m entering a third decade as a judge on this bench, I can count on one hand the number of times I have said what I’m about to say to counsel. Gentlemen, your courtesy, your civility and your professionalism with one another and to the Court in these proceedings is, in my view, a testament to your considerable skills as advocates.
I Feel Like I Owe My Life to Robb. I lost my fiancé, my job, and almost my house when I was first charged with these crimes. It felt like no one stood by me. As soon as I met Robb I had the utmost confidence in him and I knew he was the man for the job. He spent countless hours preparing me for the trial. During the trial, he performed an outstanding cross examination on the man who’d accused me of these crimes. At the end of Robb’s cross examination I knew that no one in the court room believed his side of story. Robb was nothing short of a life-saver.
I had given up hope. I thought there was no way to beat my charges. I spoke to other lawyers before meeting with Robb MacDonald and I was strongly considering entering a guilty plea. When Robb looked at my case, he suggested that we bring a Charter Argument. I didn’t even know what that was. We spent a whole day in court and Robb and the Crown Attorney argued about whether or not my Charter Rights had been violated because I had to wait so long for my trial date. At the end of the day, Robb’s arguments convinced the judge to stay all the charges against me.