When K.F. found out that her husband was cheating, she confronted him at work and hit him. She also damaged her husband’s partner’s car. Celine convinced the Crown to drop all charges against her client.
Although he pushed his partner only 1 time, police charged her client with choking his partner on 2 separate occasions. Celine successfully argued that although he did push her, her client should not be convicted of assault cause bodily harm. The judge agreed, and the client spared a conviction which could have sent him to jail.
In the midst of a separation, B.M.’s spouse told police that he was a controlling abusive partner throughout the relationship. While at first the Crown sought to send B.M. to jail to teach him a lesson, Celine was able to convince them to drop all charges.
After a bad breakup, C.D.’s ex went to the police and alleged sexual assault and domestic violence. Celine’s cross-examination of the witnesses poked so many holes in the case that the Judge acquitted on all charges.
A criminal investigation was initiated after a complaint that N.M. had sexually assaulted a youth. N.M. was also the victim of sexual assault, and was being groomed to assault other young persons. Celine brought this information to light, and the charges against her client were dropped.
B.H. and her partner were splitting up. B.H. told her partner not to come to her home, but he showed up late in the evening and would not leave. B.H. stabbed him with a knife, so he would leave. Although B.H. was found guilty, the judge issued an absolute discharge. B.H. does not have a criminal record.
He was charged with domestic assault in Ottawa. The relationship was toxic and on the rocks. While they were out drinking, BS decided it was time to break up. BS was charged with domestic assault. Celine artfully negotiated a conditional discharge, ensuring that BS would not have a criminal record.
After a bad breakup, K.C. returned to her ex’s residence and damaged property. Celine convinced the Court that K.C. should only enter into a peace bond. All criminal charges were dropped.
SA was charged with domestic assaults, including choking and threatening his then-wife. He also was facing similar charges in another jurisdiction in Ontario. His wife also filed for divorce, and was using the outstanding criminal charges as leverage for the divorce. The complainant was found not credible at trial, and Celine’s client was acquitted of all charges.
After breaking up with his girlfriend through text, she reported to police that there were incidents of sexual assault during the relationship with D.M. Ms. Dostaler successfully convinced the judge during the trial that her client did not sexually assault his then-partner. D.M. was acquitted of all charges.
When she walked into a party, J.S. thought she saw her boyfriend cheating on her. She lost control of her emotions and started hitting him and the other person, with anything she could find. J.S. was charged with assault with a weapon. Celine convinced the court that the anger exhibited by J.S. was out of character, and that after completing counselling to deal with anger management, she was not a threat. J.S. received an absolute discharge.
MES was charged with numerous domestic assault charges, including assault, harassment and sexual assault, against his ex-girlfriend. After he was charged, his ex-girlfriend called police because she believed he drove by her house. MES was charged with breaching conditions. Later still, MES and his girlfriend got back together, until police found out and MES was charged with further breaching conditions by communicating with his ex-girlfriend, contrary to the conditions under which he was released. MES was sent to jail to await his charges. MES was released on strict conditions to await his trial after a bail review. At trial, MES was acquitted of the sexual assault, harassment, and the first breach charges, and admitted to the other charges. MES was only sentenced to probation.
M.V. was charged with domestic assault. M.V.'s and his partner were going through a tough separation. His partner called police after the charges were laid, and reported breaches including that he communicated directly via email. Through numerous discussions with the Crown, the breaches were found to be unfounded, and all charges against M.V. were dropped in exchange for a peace bond.
Tempers were high, and during a breakup J.K.'s partner called police to make sure that J.K. was leaving his home. Police arrived, believed a fight had taken place and charged J.K. with domestic assault. Celine ensured that the charge was withdrawn, as no assault took place. J.K. was spared a criminal record.
After 20 years of marriage, J.B.'s ex-wife went to police and reported that J.B. sexually assaulted her before they were married, when she was under age. After a preliminary hearing, the Crown agreed to withdraw the criminal charges if J.B. agreed to enter into a peace bond, with conditions that he not contact his ex-wife. J.B. was happy to no longer have any communication with his ex-wife, and clear his criminal record.
D.P. was seeing a woman with lower cognitive skills. She reported that on some occasions, she felt forced to have sexual relations with D.P. Matter was resolved with a peace bond, no criminal conviction.
J.M. was charged with Domestic Assault, for throwing items at their partner. Charges were withdrawn.
T.H. was drinking with her boyfriend, both were heavily intoxicated. Police were called, and T.H. made a statement to police that she pushed her boyfriend with a knife and cut him. At trial, T.H.’s statement were excluded as evidence, and she was acquitted of all charges.
D.I. and his girlfriend were having issues in the relationship. At the end of the relationship, D.I. was in an argument that went too far, and both partners started physical contact. All charges against D.I. were dropped in exchange for a Peace Bond.
K.W. was drinking with her boyfriend, and an argument started. Police were called, and K.W. was charged with domestic assault and mischief charges. Celine’s advocated on behalf of her client, and the Crown agreed to withdraw all charges against K.W.
L.S.P. was going through a bad separation, his partner hit him, and he retaliated. Unfortunately, L.S.P. was the one charged with domestic assault. Celine convinced the Crown that L.S.P. should not have a criminal record, and his charges were dropped.
M.S. was charged with domestic assault, and released with conditions not to communicate with his ex-wife. M.S. was later charged with breaching conditions by sending a letter to his ex-wife, forwarding her mail, and removing funds out of her bank accounts. Through extensive preparation of her client for his testimony, and an exhaustive cross-examination of the complainant, Celine revealed doubt that M.S. committed the offences. M.S. was acquitted of domestic assault, mischief and harassment, but received a discharge for the breach of conditions.
The accused was charged with sexually abusing his wife and using force on their children, causing bruises and other injuries. The complainant was discredited in cross-examination and the matter resulted in an acquittal of all charges.
C.H. had conditions not to communicate with his wife. She continued her relationship with C.H., but later filed charges that he sexually assaulted and forcibly confined her and her children in the kitchen for four hours. The Crown expected an easy win at trial, but Céline conducted her own investigation and found information that was not consistent with her statement to police. After a thorough cross-examination, C.H.’s wife was impeached and the judge found her not credible. C.H. was acquitted of sexual assault and forcible confinement.
The accused and his girlfriend were drinking and an argument ensued which resulted in R.O. punching his girlfriend in the mouth. The Crown was looking for a 9-month jail sentence, however Céline Dostaler was able to persuade the judge to sentence the accused only to house arrest.