M.G. was charged with sexually assaulting his partner 15 years before. A trial, Celine was able to convince the judge of her client’s guilt. M.G. was found not guilty.
A video existed showing W.S. touching a young woman. Following the charges laid against W.S. for this incident, additional individuals came forward to the police, leading to further sexual assault charges against him involving multiple victims. Céline Dostaler effectively defended W.S., preventing convictions on numerous charges.
E.H. was charged with sexual assault while he was at his family’s camp. A school friend told other schoolmates that E.H. had raped him. Celine successfully defended the accusation, and E.H. was found not guilty.
A.R. was charged with sexually assaulting the mother of his children. She reported the assault over 10 years after they happened. At trial, Celine cross-examined the complainant at large, and numerous inconsistencies were revealed. The judge did not believe the complainant, and A.R. was found not guilty.
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.R. was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference. A.R. lied about his age, told her he was about 5 years younger than the truth. A.R. felt horrible about what he did, he plead guilty. Crown wanted A.R. to spend 2 years in jail for his mistake, Celine successfully convinced the judge he should get house arrest. A.R. did not go to jail.
Charged with sexual assault in Ottawa. J.L.’s ex told police she did not consent to the sex they had when they were together. J.L. was acquitted of all charges, the judge did not believe his ex’s testimony.
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.
R.R. was working in health-care. One patient alleged that R.R. attempted to kiss her, cornered her and tried to touch her sexually. R.R. testified at trial and was acquitted of all charges.
D.S. slapped a colleague’s buttocks. Celine was able to show at trial that the slap was accidental, that D.S. was not aiming for the buttocks, but missed. D.S. was acquitted of sexual assault.
JS worked in a retirement home. One of the residents alleged that he touched her inappropriately while working, including touching her breasts and genitals. Celine’s strong cross-examination skills highlighted all the inconsistencies in the complainant’s statement to police, and JS was acquitted.
After he was convicted of sexual assault, the Crown asked the court to impose a 4-year jail sentence. Celine successfully convinced the court to sentence her client to 1 year in custody.
BY was charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met online. BY had kept all the text messages that were exchanged between himself and the complainant. Due to the exculpatory nature of the messages, the Crown withdrew all charges against her client.
Two young girls reported to police that Celine’s client had offered them money for sex. AR was looking at a jail sentence if he were found guilty, but Celine was able to convince the Crown to withdraw the charges before a trial was set.
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.
S.L. was in a drunken stupor and decided to pull down his friend’s pants while she was asleep. S.L. immediately apologized, stopped drinking and made a charitable donation. At court, Celine convinced the judge to impose no jail for her client, who was convicted of a sexual assault.
C.C. was charged with raping his friend. C.C. did not deny that sex occurred, but that he may not have understood that he pressured his friend to consent to sex when she was not consenting. C.C. received a discharge, ensuring that he could continue going to school and maintain a productive lifestyle.
A.P. was charged with having sex with an underaged girl. The complainant gave the police text messages to bolster her evidence. At trial, the complainant was disbelieved, and A.P. was acquitted of all charges.
A young boy told his mother that an old friend touched him many years ago. TEH was charged with sexual assault. TEH acquitted of all charges after a successful cross-examination of the boy.
Years after a bad breakup, T.J.’s ex-girlfriend claims that he committed extorsion and sexual assault on her. The complainant provided text messages, where T.J. would have said that she complete a task “or else”. T.J. was acquitted of all charges: even though there were text messages, the court did not believe the complainant.
LK was charged with sexual assault. The complainant said she said no to having sex, but LK did not stop. She called police immediately after they had sex, and reported the assault. LK acquitted after trial after Celine successfully cross-examined the complainant and demonstrated her version was not reliable.
GD’s brother told police that GD committed sexual assaults as a youth. Celine successfully highlighted all the inconsistencies of the allegations, and the charge was withdrawn by the crown.
CP was charged of sexually touching a girl in his charge. Celine was able to convince the crown that there was no sexual contact, and instead of pleading guilty to a sexual assault and facing jail time and registration on the Sexual Offender Registry, CP plead guilty to a simple assault.
After numerous flirtations, CG agreed to meet with a girl in the evening with her friend. They drove around, and went to CG’s residence. When the girls returned home, one of the girls told the mother she was kissed by CG. This girl was less than 14 years old, and CG was in his 20s. CG was charged with sexual interference. Celine convinced the Crown and the Judge that there was not enough evidence to convict CG of the charge, and after he completed counselling, the charge of sexual interference was withdrawn by the Crown.
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.
TM was charged with sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s daughter. TM vehemently denied that he had touched her. The complainant went to the hospital, and had a rape kit done, on which male DNA was identified, but could not confirm if TM’s DNA was present or not. TM worked with Celine to reconstruct his day, he went through his text and phone logs, and provided a minute-by-minute breakdown of what he did during the day when his girlfriend’s daughter was with him. At trial, while being cross-examined, the complainant finally told the truth: she told the court that “she didn’t want to lie anymore, and it didn’t happen”. TM was acquitted of all charges.
During a night out with friends, a woman came up to J.B. and asked for a ride. On the ride, they had sexual intercourse. The woman made a complaint to police, that she was sexually assaulted. Celine convinced the Crown that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction, and charges were dropped.
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.
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.
M.B. was charged with sexual assault on a young child. The child alleged that she was assaulted during her sleep. A thorough cross-examination revealed issues with the child’s testimony, and the judge acquitted M.B. of all charges at the trial.
When he was at a bar, ZS danced with a woman and grabbed her inappropriately to the point that she needed to push him off her. ZS was charged with sexual assault. Celine successfully advocated and convinced the court to order a conditional discharge for a simple assault, preventing ZS from being registered on the Sexual Offenders’ Registry and having a criminal record for a drunken time at the bar.
A co-worker felt harassed by J.A.J., and told the police that he forced himself on her during work hours. Celine convinced the crown that the co-worker’s statement was not reliable. J.A.J. entered into a Peace Bond, with the promise that he not go near his old co-worker, and the sexual assault charge was dropped by the crown.
A schoolmate told the school principle that B.S. had touched her breasts while at school when they were alone together. B.S. had since changed city, and was not expected to return to that school. After several negotiations, the Crown agreed to forgo a trial and drop the charges, as long as B.S. agreed that he not communicate with the old schoolmate.
While riding his bike, R.H. noticed that a female bike rider was having difficulty going up a hill. He rode up to her and pushed her from the back. The woman called police and said he grabbed her buttocks. He was charged with a sexual assault. Intense negotiations with the Crown ensued, and they finally agreed to drop the charges as long as R.H. complete some community service hours.
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.A. was called by the police for an investigation of a sexual assault against his granddaughter. He called Celine Dostaler immediately once he found out about the ongoing investigation: this allowed her to start her proactive approach to the criminal defence. Celine worked tirelessly to discover all the facts of the case, and the charges were dropped by the Crown before it even went to court.
D.Z. was a supervisor at work. He cultivated friendships with other employees, and would sometimes hug them when they were upset. One employee made a complaint about the hugs, and D.Z. was charged with sexually assaulting her. Celine investigated every angle of the unclear surveillance videos, and spoke with numerous other employees. At trial, the judge agreed that the video showed the employee hug D.Z. and ruled that it was a consensual act. D.Z. was acquitted 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.
Mr. D.D. was invited to a friend’s house while he was in university. That night, after drinking and consuming marijuana excessively, he had sex with his friend while she was still asleep. D.D. was convicted of sexual assault and the Crown tried to convince the judge to sentence him to 2 years in the penitentiary. However, Celine was able to convince the judge that a 1-year jail sentence, for a first time offender, was more appropriate.
Mr. J.J. had raised his step daughter like his own since she was a young child. He had a perfect life: 2 stepdaughters, 3 of his own children, and a beautiful wife. When his step daughter turned 18 years old, she told her mother and the police that J.J. had been sexually assaulting her from the age of 12 to 16. J.J. was devastated, his life turned upside down. He could no longer see his family, and his marriage disintegrated to divorce. At trial, the step daughter recounted numerous incidents of sexual assault. Through a powerful cross-examination and persuasive final submissions, Celine convinced the judge that what seemed like a clear-cut case for the Crown remained fraught with doubt. J.J. was acquitted of all his charges.
S.A.A. was accused of sexual assault following an attempt to kiss a friend on their way home after school. The victim accused S.A.A. of grabbing her butt and putting his hands down her pants. Céline Dostaler’s defence showed that the Crown had not proven a sexual assault, and S.A.A. was acquitted of all charges.
The manager of a sports equipment store was accused of sexually assaulting an employee following a discussion with her regarding money shortages in the nightly cash receipts. The defence proved that the employee was not credible and all charges were acquitted.