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Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers

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Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers Success Stories

Our practice is devoted to the defence of those charged with Criminal Code offences. We have experience with files ranging from shoplifting to murder and have appeared in all levels of court within the province of Alberta, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada. While we pride ourselves on our trial work, many of our cases are resolved without the client having to make a court appearance. That said, a firm is only as good as the results they deliver. Below are some recent cases that have been handled by our office.

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Sexual Assault Offence

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P.B.

Our client and his brother were charged with several sexual offences resulting from allegations made by his sister to the authorities. The charges were the most serious imaginable and included counts of incest. The purported incidents were historical in nature as they were said to have occurred more than 20 years ago. During this weeklong trial, Mr. Wyman caught the complainant in numerous inconsistencies that ultimately erased any form of credibility that she held before the Court. Furthermore, after being meticulously prepped, Mr. B.’s testimony was flawless and unshaken in cross-examination. When it came time for oral argument, Crown Counsel invited an acquittal of both brothers.

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Sexual Assault Offence

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I.S.

Our client was a middle-aged business professional who had been charged with historical sexual assault allegations against his wife. The couple had engaged in a Bondage, Dominance, submission, sadomasochism (BDSM) relationship. Following the couple’s separation, the complainant asserted that she was forced into this relationship against her will by our client. The allegations were extremely serious as the complainant alleged that the client had burned her with cigars, cut and confined her. The matter was set down for a 2-week trial in which Mr. Wyman cross-examined the complainant for a day and half, catching her in numerous inconsistencies. On account of said cross, the client was acquitted of all charges.

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Sexual Assault Offence

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E.C.

Our client was a 72-year-old grandfather with no criminal record. His world was turned upside down when one of his granddaughters alleged to police that he had touched her in a sexual manner a number of years earlier in a Calgary hotel room. The trial lasted 3 days and required the testimony of multiple child witnesses. Cross-examination of a complainant in a sexual assault case is an exceedingly delicate and difficult task in the most favorable of circumstances. This is especially so in a case involving minors recounting difficult subject matter. Following a considerate yet firm cross-examination of the complainant, the presiding Queen’s Bench Justice acquitted E.C. of sexual assault and sexual interference.

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Sexual Assault Offence

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R.A.

Mr. A. retained Mr. Wyman after he had been charged with a serious sexual assault allegation. It was alleged that Mr. A. had sexually assaulted his niece on multiple occasions when she came to stay at his residence 20 years ago. In this prosecution, the complainant had come forward disclosing historical sexual abuse after our client sought repayment of a sizable loan he had given her. The file resulted in a weeklong Jury trial here in Calgary. Although the client did not testify at this trial, Mr. Wyman was able to discredit that complainant vis a vis the allegations. Ultimately the Jury found our client not guilty of these extremely serious charges.

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Sexual Assault Offence

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S.A.

Mr. A. hired Mr. Wyman to defend him with respect to a sexual assault charge. The complainant was our client’s longtime ex-girlfriend. Following their separation Mr. A. had brought some belongings by the complainant’s home. When he attended to do so it was alleged that non-consensual sex ensued. When officers took him into custody Mr. A. made several remarks that could be deemed incriminating in nature. The stakes were high as a prison sentence was an inevitability if convicted. At trial, Mr. Wyman was able to successfully have the client’s statement thrown out. Following this Crown counsel was anxious to attempt to resolve the file by way of a guilty plea to a lesser included offence. When this was denied a deal was worked out by Mr. Wyman whereby the client would complete a counseling program. Once this was done the charges were withdrawn.

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Sexual Assault Offence

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A.F.

Mr. F. was charged with sexual assault in relation to an incident that took place in his Banff apartment. It was alleged that our client sexually assaulted his roommate following her return from work one evening. Mr. F retained our services as he was adamant that nothing improper took place. A. had no prior record and was facing a jail sentence as well as registration on the Sex Offender Registry if a conviction resulted. Mr. Wyman entered not guilty pleas and the matter was set down for trial. After meticulous preparation for trial our office came through for the client. Mr. F. is now able to walk the streets of his home town without a criminal record.