The client and her wife were on vacation in British Columbia when an argument took place in their hotel room. Prior to this, they had enjoyed several bottles of wine. Another guest in the hotel contacted the authorities when they heard yelling. When the RCMP arrived, M’s wife alleged that she had been hit. That said, the girlfriend insisted that she did not wish to have charges laid. Despite these pleas, Ms. M. was charged with assault and retained our services as a result. Mr. Wyman was able to liaise with the assigned Crown and have the charges withdrawn in advance of the first court appearance.