Our client, a permanent resident, was charged with sexual assault/sexual interference. It was alleged that C.L. routinely touched his 13-year old niece in a sexual fashion many years ago while they stayed in his home. Should the client be convicted of this offence, a jail sentence was certain, and he’d likely be deported from the country. While the file was initially set for trial, Mr. Wyman was able to negotiate a section 810 peace bond on the client’s behalf. This resolution resulted in the client completing counselling courses in exchange for the criminal charges being withdrawn. As a result of this disposition, the client was able to remain in the country with his family and avoid a criminal record.