Mr. M. was a high-ranking executive who had been charged with domestic assault arising from an incident in his Bearspaw home. Mr. M. had come home to find his girlfriend inebriated. An argument ensued and his girlfriend entered the wine cellar and began to break bottles from his collection. Mr. M. physically intervened and his girlfriend contacted the police. RCMP subsequently arrived and our client was charged with assault. After retaining our office, it became evident that a conviction would have a devastating effect on our client professionally. Furthermore, he travelled internationally frequently and owned a home in the United States. Ultimately the matter was set down for trial. At trial, it would be argued that the client acted in self defence and in defence of one’s property. After becoming aware of the problems with its case, crown counsel discontinued the prosecution against our client.