Cases: Criminal Law Victories of David G. Bayliss

Successful Cases

These criminal law cases are but some of the examples of recent successes of the criminal lawyers at David G. Bayliss Professional Corporation in defending allegations ranging from sexual assault to firearms possession to drug importing to murder.

*Names have been initialized to protect privacy unless permission to use full names has been granted by client; detailed information about cases fully in public domain available on request.

2018 CasesToronto Criminal Lawyer

December 18, 2018
R. v. J. B.—Unauthorized Use of Computer Data, Mischief in Relation to Computer Data x 3—Discharged after preliminary hearing.

December 13, 2018
R. v. J. T.—Assault—client enters peace bond and all charges withdrawn by Crown Attorney after client undergoes drug abuse and anger management counselling arranged by Defence Counsel.

December 6, 2018
R. v. S. S.—Possession of Unregistered Restricted Firearm and multiple Drug Trafficking charges—Client granted bail after lengthy contested bail hearing in Ontario Court of Justice.

November 30, 2018
R. v. J. M.—Armed Robbery, Wear Disguise, Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence—All charges withdrawn in Ontario Court of Justice.

November 15, 2018
R. v. J. L.—Attempt Murder, Robbery with Firearm, Possession of Firearm and related charges—at Preliminary Hearing Counsel negotiates resolution in which Client enters plea of guilty to Accessory After-the-fact to Robbery for “time served” and all other charges withdrawn and client released from custody.

November 7, 2018
R. v. T. M.—Attempted Murder and related Firearms Charges—All charges withdrawn in Ontario Court of Justice.

October 25, 2018
R. v. R. B.—Accessory After-the-fact to Murder—Charge withdrawn in Ontario Court of Justice after lengthy negotiation by Defence Counsel.

October 15, 2018
R. v. L. W.—Armed Robbery and related charges—Client granted bail after contested bail hearing in Ontario Court of Justice.

October 11, 2018
R. v. L. W.—Sexual Assault—15 year old Client found not guilty after lengthy trial before Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice Youth Court.

October 4, 2018
R. v. T. S.—Second Degree Murder—Client found not guilty of murder but guilty of Manslaughter and receives four year jail sentence.

October 3, 2018
R. v. D. K.—Sexual Assault with a Weapon—Client found not guilty after trial before Judge and Jury in Superior Court of Justice.

August 31, 2018
R. v. T. B.—Discharge Restricted Firearm and multiple related Firearms and drug charges—Client granted bail with ankle bracelet monitoring after contested bail review hearing in Superior Court of Justice.

July 17, 2018
R. v. T. D.—Child Pornography Charges—all charges withdrawn at Preliminary Hearing.

June 27, 2018
R. v. I. T.—Discharge Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Possession of Loaded Restricted Firearm and related charges—Counsel negotiates to have all charges withdrawn at Preliminary Hearing.

June 12, 2018
R. v. N. M.—Assault—Charges withdrawn against twelve year old client in Youth Court after counselling arranged by Defence Counsel.

June 4, 2018
R. v. M.A.—Discharge Firearm With Intent to Wound and multiple related charges—Client found not guilty of all charges after trial in Ontario Court of Justice.

May 28, 2018
R. v. J. A.—Robbery with Firearm x 2 and Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence—Counsel negotiates to have all charges withdrawn at Preliminary Hearing.

May 17, 2018
R. v. E.D. (Youth)—Thirteen-year-old charged with three counts of Sexual Assault—Charges withdrawn after intensive assessment and counselling regime arranged by counsel.

May 9, 2018
R. v. A.R.—Point Firearm, Criminal Harassment and related charges—after cross-examination of witness at Preliminary Hearing, Crown Attorney accepts guilty plea to Distribute Intimate Image for non-jail sentence and all other charges withdrawn.

May 4, 2018
R. v. M. A.—Discharge Firearm with Intent to Wound and related charges—Client found not guilty after trial in Ontario Court of Justice.

April 26, 2018
R. v. A.N.—Assault and Mischief to property—All charges stayed by Crown Attorney.

April 11, 2018
R. v. M. T.—Second Degree Murder—Client found not guilty of murder but guilty of Manslaughter after trial before Judge and Jury in Superior Court of Justice, and receives two year jail sentence.

April 10, 2018
R. v. D.K.—Possession of Controlled Substances and Bail Breach—All charges stayed by Crown Attorney.

April 4, 2018
R. v. S.B.—Unauthorized Possession of Firearm and related charges—All charges withdrawn by Crown Attorney.

April 3, 2018
R. v. A.S (Youth)—Possession of Counterfeit Currency—Charges withdrawn by Crown Attorney.

February 5, 2018
R. v. E.O.—Unauthorized Possession of Firearm and multiple related charges—All charges stayed by Crown Attorney.

January 25, 2018
R. v. S. A.—Serious Firearms and Drug related charges—Client found not guilty on all charges in Superior Court of Justice after successful Application challenging search warrant for violation of Client’s rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

January 24, 2018
R. v. M. F.—Possession of MDMA for Purpose of Trafficking x 4, Possession of Crystal Meth for Purpose of Trafficking x 4, Possession of MDMA for Purpose of Trafficking x 2, Possession of Heroin for Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cocaine for Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of Crime—Client found not guilty on all charges in Superior Court of Justice after successful Application challenging search warrant for violation of Client’s rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

2017 Cases

December 22, 2017
R. v. M.A. (youth)—Theft and Weapons Possession Charges—All charges withdrawn by Crown Attorney after client completes counselling process arranged by counsel.

December 15, 2017
R. v. M.A—Impaired Driving—Not guilty verdict after trial in Ontario Court of Justice.

November 21, 2017
R. v. V.P.—Human Trafficking and related charges—All charges stayed by Crown Attorney.

November 8, 2017
R. v. M.T.—2nd Degree Murder—Not guilty verdict by jury after  trial in Ontario Superior Court (found guilty of Manslaughter and sentenced to two years in custody).

October 18, 2017
R. v. M.F (youth)—Robbery, Uttering Threats—Charges withdrawn by Crown Attorney after client completes counselling program arranged by counsel.

September 13, 2017
R. v. J.W (youth)—Robbery—Charge  withdrawn by Crown Attorney after negotiation by counsel.

August 24, 2017
R. v. G.K—Robbery with Firearm—All charges stayed by Superior Court Judge after defence establishes through DNA evidence that officers investigating case assaulted client in police station interview room in attempt to compel confession. The judge’s ruling has prompted York’s police chief to order an independent investigation

August 10, 2017
R. v. M.P.—allegation of Child Abduction and Disobeying Federal Statute against parent—Charges withdrawn by Crown Attorney after lengthy negotiations.

July 18, 2017
R. v. J.B—Accessory to Attempt Murder—charge withdrawn by Crown Attorney after negotiations.

July 12, 2017
R. v. C.D.—allegation of Assault by parent on 2 children—client found not guilty after trial in Ontario Court of Justice.

July 11, 2017
R. v. M.B.—Possession of Cocaine for Purpose of Trafficking (and related charges)—All charges stayed by Crown Attorney after negotiations.

June 26, 2017
R. v. C.T.—Assault, Mischief to Property, Uttering Threats—All charges withdrawn by Crown Attorney on day of trial.

June 23, 2017
R. v. A.A.—Arson Endangering Life (and numerous related charges)—Client found not guilty after lengthy trial in Ontario Superior Court.

June 14, 2017
R. v. B.C.—numerous charges related to Criminal Harassment allegation—client found not guilty after trial in Ontario Court of Justice.

June 12, 2017
R. v. A.B.—First Degree Murder—Not guilty verdict by jury after 2-month trial in Ontario Superior Court.

May 23, 2017
R. v. D.G.—Criminal Harassment (2 counts)—Charges withdrawn during trial by Crown Attorney after defence cross-examination of accuser.

April 12, 2017
R. v. G.C.—Licensed gun owner charged with over 200 offences related to allegations of improper use and storage of legally possessed firearms—All charges withdrawn, P.A.L. re-instated and firearms collection returned after lengthy negotiations with Crown Attorney, Canadian Firearms Program and Ontario Gun and Gang Task Force Firearms Investigative & Analysis Unit.

March 21, 2017
R. v. M. H.—possession of cocaine for purpose of trafficking—All charges withdrawn after client agrees to community service and drug counselling.

March 3, 2017
R. v. B.S.—Commit Mischief to Computer Data—Charge withdrawn by Crown Attorney.

February 14, 2017
R. v. K.P.—First Degree Murder—Client discharged and released after Preliminary Hearing.

January 30, 2017
R. v. D.V.—Impaired Driving and Refuse to Provide Breath Sample—client found not guilty after trial in Ontario Court of Justice.

January 13, 2017
R. v. A.N.—Assault—withdrawn by Crown Attorney on day of trial.

Toronto Criminal Lawyer2016 Cases

December 13, 2016
R. v. Z.W.—Attempt Fraud, Possession of Credit Card data—All charges withdrawn by Crown.

R. v. M.D—Uttering Threats, Criminal Harassment, Threatening Property Damage—Conditional Discharge granted after anger management course completed.

December 2, 2016

R. v. R.B.—2nd Degree Murder—Not guilty verdict after 3 month trial by jury.

November 28, 2016

R. v. R.W.—Domestic Assault—Charges withdrawn by Crown.

September 28, 2016

R. v. R.N.—multiple weapons and firearms possession charges—All charges stayed by Crown.

August 24, 2016

R. v. M.H.—assault and assault with weapon—Charges withdrawn by Crown.

August 18, 2016

R. v. L.S.—Robbery—Charge withdrawn by Crown.

August 10, 2016

R. v. M.P.—Abduction of Child by Parent—Charge withdrawn by Crown.

August 3, 2016

R. v. S.N.—Assault, Failing to Appear in court—Charges withdrawn by Crown.

June 13, 2016

R. v. M.O.—First Degree Murder—Charge withdrawn by Crown.

June 6, 2016

R. v. D.B.—Robbery, Assault, Conspiracy—Charges withdrawn by Crown.

June 2, 2016

R. v. M.N.—Robbery X 2—Charges withdrawn by Crown.

June 1, 2016

R. v. A.W.—Robbery, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Possession of Prohibited Weapon—Charges withdrawn by Crown

April 12, 2016

R. v. D.G.—Possession of Marijuana, Occupant of Motor Vehicle Without Consent—Charges withdrawn by Crown.

April 5, 2016

R. v. J.B.—Possession of Cocaine for Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of Crime—Charges withdrawn by Crown.

March 21, 2016

R. v. B.M.—Attempt Murder, Discharge Firearm with Intent, Possession of Firearm with Ammunition—All charges withdrawn by Crown.

January 19, 2016

R. v. P.K.—Assault with Weapon, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose—Charges withdrawn by Crown.

January 14, 2016

R. v. C.S.—Uttering Death Threats, Assault With Weapon, Mischief to Property—Charges withdrawn by Crown.

Toronto Criminal Lawyer2015 Cases

November 21, 2015
R. v. R.G.-First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder-not guilty verdicts by jury in Superior Court of Ontario.
Read Press Report at:  http://www.mindentimes.ca/convictions-in-ryan-kennedy-murder-case

October 19, 2015
R. v. P.B.-drug and firearms possession charges-all charges withdrawn in Ontario Court of Justice.

September 28, 2015
R. v. J.R.-Assault with Weapon (Domestic)-all charges withdrawn in Ontario Court of Justice.

September 9, 2015
R. v. B.C.-Production and Possession of Marijuana for the Purpose of Trafficking-all charges stayed in Ontario Court of Justice.

July 22, 2015
R. v. S.S.-Armed Robbery while Disguised-found not guilty after trial in Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

July 17, 2015
R. v. D.G.-Sexual Assault, Gross Indecency (Historical)-all charges withdrawn in Ontario Court of Justice (Youth Court).

July 14, 2015
R. v. C.F.-Carry Concealed Weapon-all charges withdrawn in Ontario Court of Justice (Youth Court).

June 12, 2015
R. v. J.B.-Armed Robbery, firearms charges-found not guilty after trial in Ontario Court of Justice (Youth Court).

May 28, 2015
R. v. A. G.-firearms charges-all charges withdrawn in Ontario Court of Justice.

April 28, 2015
R. v. J.G.-Discharging Firearm-found not guilty after trial in Ontario. Court of Justice (Youth Court).

April 10, 2015
R. v. K.K.-Assault (Domestic)-charge withdrawn in Ontario Court of Justice.

April 2, 2015
R. v. J.E.-Assault and Assault with a Weapon (Domestic)-client found not guilty after trial in Ontario Court of Justice.

April 2, 2015
R. v. C.T.—firearms charges—client found not guilty by Superior Court Justice after police officer found to have given false testimony and all evidence excluded under Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Read Toronto Star article.

March 30, 2015
R. v. A.N—firearms charges—all charges dismissed after preliminary hearing in Ontario Court of Justice.

March 19, 2015
R. v. M.D.—charge of Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking withdrawn by Crown Attorney.

March 16, 2015
R. v. J.D.—charges of Uttering Threats and Possession of Cocaine—found not guilty after trial in Ontario Court of Justice.

March 14, 2015
R. v. G.A.—charge of bail breach—charge withdrawn by Crown Attorney.

February 19, 2015
R. v. L.G. –charge of Sexual Assault—found not guilty after trial in Ontario Court of Justice;

February 6, 2015
R. v. K.A.—charge of Importing Cocaine— found not guilty after trial in Superior Court Ontario.

January 26, 2015
R. v. J.G.—charges of Discharge Firearm and Possession of Prohibited Firearm—found not guilty after trial in Ontario Court of Justice.

2014 CasesToronto Criminal Lawyer

December 16, 2014
R. v. L.G.—charge of Possession of loaded firearm and related charges—not guilty verdict by Superior Court Jury.

December 15, 2014
R. v. K.M.—charge of Domestic Assault—found not guilty after trial before Judge of Ontario Court of Justice.

December 1, 2014
R. v. R.S.—charge of bail breach—withdrawn by Crown Attorney;

November 28, 2014
R. v. E.O.—charge of Possession of loaded firearm and related charges—not guilty verdict by Superior Court Judge on no-case application by Defence.

October 24, 2014
R.v.G.S.—charge of Accessory After the Fact to Murder—stayed by Crown attorney before Superior Court Judge.

September 8, 2014
R. v. J.S—charge of assault—withdrawn by Crown Attorney.

August 5, 2014
R. v. M.T.—charge of First Degree Murder—bail granted after contested hearing before Superior Court Justice.

July 29, 2014
R. v. R.B.—medical doctor charged with Domestic Assault and threatening—charges withdrawn after client completes counselling sessions.

July 21, 2014
R. v. A.B—charge of First Degree Murder—bail granted after contested hearing before Superior Court Justice.

July 8, 2014
R. v. M.J.—charges of Assault with Weapon and Causing Bodily harm — withdrawn by Crown attorney on trial date.

June 23, 2014
R. v. R.C.—charge of Sexual Assault—withdrawn by Crown attorney after client completes alcohol abuse counselling.

June 13, 2014
R. v. T.F.—charge of Possession of Marijuana for Purpose of Trafficking—withdrawn after pre-trial conference with Crown attorney, due to numerous  violations of constitutional right of T.F.

April 7, 2014
R. v. S.S.—charges of Possession of  Cocaine for Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Proceeds of Crime—charges dismissed at conclusion of preliminary hearing.

March 17, 2014
R. v. G.O.—various charges arising out of alleged running of  methamphetamine lab—withdrawn by crown at preliminary hearing.

March 11, 2014
R. v. M.O.—Possession of Cocaine for Purpose of Trafficking—not guilty verdict after trial before Superior Court Judge.

February 19 , 2014
R. v. M.O.—Robbery with Firearm—not guilty verdict after trial before Justice of Superior Court of Ontario.

February 18, 2014
R. v. J.S.— Robbery with Firearm—not guilty verdict after lengthy trial before Justice of Superior Court of Ontario.

January 13, 2014
R. v. R.C.—Police officer charged with Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference, Invitation to Sexual Touching—charges withdrawn by Crown after cross examination of complainant at preliminary hearing.

 2013 CasesBayliss Toronto Lawyer

October 28, 2013
R. v. V.L.—Assault Causing Bodily Harm—not guilty verdict by Ontario Court Judge after trial.

September 23, 2013
R. v. E.G.—First Degree Murder—charge withdrawn after defence submissions to local in custody informant committee

May 27, 2013
R. v. J.F—Importing Cocaine—not guilty verdict by Superior Court Judge after trial.

May 23, 2013
R. v. S.R.—Robbery with Firearm—not guilty verdict by Superior Court Judge after trial.

May 13, 2013
R. v. B.P.—Possession of Narcotics for Purpose of Trafficking—charges withdrawn in Superior Court after evidence excluded due to illegal search.

March 12, 2013
R. v. A.Y. —Assault with Weapon—not guilty verdict by Ontario Court Judge after trial.

March 8, 2013
R. v. M. A.—Manslaughter, Dangerous Driving Causing Death—not guilty verdict by jury.

March 6, 2013
R. v. K.C—Possession Of Firearm—not guilty verdict by Ontario Court Judge after trial.

February 21, 2013
R. v. T.D.—Trafficking in Narcotics—charges of selling a kilogram of cocaine to an undercover officer; charges stayed by Superior Court Judge due to post arrest police brutality against client.

Criminal Defence Lawyer2012 Cases

November 29, 2012
R. v. A.B.A.—Attempt Murder—discharged after preliminary hearing.

November 16, 2012
R. v. H.M.—Father of children charged with Child Abduction; all charges withdrawn after defence counsel demonstrated that consent of the Attorney General had not been obtained for the commencement of prosecution.

October 26, 2012
R. v. D.D. — Lawyer charged with Forcible Confinement, Sexual Assault, Assault and Threatening Death — not guilty verdict on all charges by Ontario Court of Justice Judge after trial. Toronto Star Article

August 3, 2012
R. v. D. B.— Sexual Assault—not guilty verdict by jury.

May 31, 2012
R. v. S.W. — Aggravated Assault (allegation of “baby shakng”) — charges dismissed after preliminary hearing.

April 27, 2012
R. v. B. C. and Z.Y. — Possession of Ketamine for Purpose Trafficking and Ketamine production — not guilty verdict by Superior Court Justice after all evidence of Ketamine manufacturing lab excluded pursuant to Charter of Rights and Freedoms– investigating officers found to have committed multiple Rights Violations and testified untruthfully.

April 23, 2012
R. v. O.G. — Robbery with Firearm—not guilty verdict by jury on firearms charges.

March 21, 2012
R. v. S.M.— Robbery—not guilty verdict by Superior Court Judge after trial.

March 20, 2012
R. v. S. M. — Home Invasion, Robbery with Firearms—not guilty verdict by Superior Court justice after trial.

March 15, 2012
R. v. C.M.—Driving with Excess Alcohol in Blood—not guilty verdict by judge after trial.

March 8, 2012
R. v. D.N.—Second Degree Murder—not guilty verdict by jury. Port Perry man found not guilty of murder

Toronto Lawyer2011 Cases

November 24, 2011
R. v. R.W.—Sexual Assault—charges withdrawn.

October 31, 2011
R. v. D.D. Young Person-Robbery, Weapons Dangerous x 4—charges withdrawn upon client completing counseling and community service program.

October 21, 2011
R. v. J.M.—Aggravated Assault—charges withdrawn.

October 7, 2011
R. v. S.S.—Impaired Driving—charges withdrawn.

October 6, 2011
R. v. Q.C.—Possession of Cocaine—client found not guilty by Superior Court judge after evidence excluded on application under Charter of Rights.

September 28, 2011
R. v. R.W.—Possession of Marijuana and Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking—charges withdrawn.

September 20, 2011
R. v. N.G. Young Person—Assault x 9—all charges withdrawn after client completing counseling program.

September 19, 2011
R. v. R.D. —Possession of Marijuana for Purpose of Trafficking; Possession of Proceeds of Crime—charges withdrawn and funds returned to client.

September 8, 2011
R. v. M.G.—Driving while Suspended and Failing to Stop for Police—charges stayed by court.

September 2, 2011
R. v. E.D.—Sexual Assault charges against medical professional—charges withdrawn.

August 29, 2011
R. v. C.E.—Possession of Cocaine for Purpose of Trafficking; Possession of Proceeds of Crime—charges stayed by Crown Attorney and all funds returned to client after cross-examination of accusing police officers.

August 9, 2011
R. v. M.K.—Fraud and Money Laundering—charges withdrawn.

September 22, 2011
R. v. B.P and A.S.—Break and Enter and Extortion—charges withdrawn.

August 16, 2011
R. v. N.S.—Assault Causing Bodily Harm (domestic)—charges withdrawn after counselling program completed by client.

July 5, 2011
R. v. M.H.— $400,000 Breach of Trust fraud allegation—charges withdrawn.

June 29, 2011
R. v. A. B.—Aggravated Assault—charges withdrawn.

June 13, 2011
R. v. R.W. Young Person—Aggravated Assault—not guilty verdict after trial by Ontario Court of Justice Judge.

June 9 , 2011
R. v. C.C.—Possession of Marijuana for Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of Crime—charges withdrawn.

May 20, 2011
R. v. A.G.—Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference—not guilty verdict by Provincial Court Judge after lengthy trial.

May 11, 2011
R. v. J.D.—Domestic Assault x 3 and Threatening Death—charges withdrawn upon client completing spousal assault counseling program.

May 6, 2011
R. v. B.C.—Possession of Firearm—charges withdrawn.

April 26, 2011
R. v. R.W.—Sexual Assault and Robbery—charges withdrawn.

April 6, 2011
R. v. I.D.—Sexual Assault and Forcible Confinement— not guilty verdict by jury.

March 23, 2011
R. v. G.A.—Domestic Assault— charges withdrawn upon client agreeing to enrol in anger management counselling.

January 3, 2011
R. v. K.G. — Domestic Assault (same-sex relationship) — charges withdrawn upon client completing relationship counselling program arranged by counsel.

2010 CasesDefence Lawyer

November 23, 2010
R. v. D. M.—Unauthorized Possession of Firearm —charges withdrawn.

November 19, 2010
R. v. M.R. — First Degree Murder — charge withdrawn during pre-trial motions–client enters plea of guilty to manslaughter and receives sentence of 2 years less one day (avoiding deportation to native England).

October 8, 2010
R. v. B.F.— Medical doctor charged with Possession of Unregistered Restricted Firearm — charges withdrawn after client obtains successful psychiatric risk assessment report arranged by counsel.

October 6, 2010
R. v. R.G.—Airline pilot charged with Driving with Excess Alcohol in Blood and DUI — charges withdrawn.

May 6, 2010
R. v. K. H.— Airline pilot charged with Domestic Assault — charges withdrawn after client receives relationship counselling arranged by counsel.

Septemer 13, 2010
R. v. S.R.—Second Degree Murder  — withdrawn at commencement of second trial after first trial aborted due to crown misconduct in closing address.

May 24, 2010
R. v. G.T.—Possession of Narcotics for Purpose of Trafficking—not guilty verdict by Superior Court Justice–judge highly critical of disrespectful manner in which police executed search warrant in personal residence.

February 8, 2010
R. v. D.L.—Robbery—withdrawn after preliminary hearing.

January 15, 2010
R. v. D.W.—Sexual Assault—not guilty verdict by jury.

Criminal Lawyer2009 Cases

November 24, 2009
R. v. C.B.—Possession of Loaded Firearm—withdrawn after preliminary hearing.

November 16, 2009
R. v. D.L.—Assault Police—discharged—after preliminary hearing.

June 22, 2009
R.. v. B.C.—First Degree Murder—charge withdrawn.

February 18, 2009
R. v. N.K.—Sexual Assault—massage therapist found not guilty of allegation by customer.

2008 CasesToronto Criminal Lawyer

October 29, 2008
R. v. G.A.—First Degree Murder—not guilty verdict by jury.

June 11, 2008
R. v. W.P. —Second Degree Murder—not guilty verdict by jury.

Bayliss Toronto Lawyer2007 Cases

October 15, 2007
R. v. William Mullins-Johnson—first degree murder—Mr. Mullins-Johnson was exonerated by the Ontario Court of Appeal after twelve years of imprisonment having been wrongfully convicted of murdering his young niece, a conviction based in large part on the evidence of now discredited pathologist Dr. Charles Smith (with co-counsel James Lockyer).

Bill Mullins-Johnson Walks Free after 12 Years in Federal Prison
“But in 2001, finally there was someone other than his mother, who was willing to listen to him and eventually come to believe Mullins-Johnson was innocent. “There was not a shred of forensic evidence linking Bill to the crime scene,” says David Bayliss, a lawyer with the Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted. “This was an alleged sex-homicide. There was no semen. There was no blood. There was no saliva, no hair, no biological material whatsoever connected Billy to Valin or the bed where she was found dead.”

In September 2005, armed with the new medical findings, Bayliss headed back to court. The federal justice minister immediately ordered a full review of the case. After 12 years in federal prison, Bill Mullins-Johnson was released on bail pending the review. “When I finally stepped out the doors there I was looking up at the sky. I forgot how blue the sky can be,” says Mullins-Johnson.”

April 12, 2007
R. v. R.W.—Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference—not guilty verdict by jury.

January 8, 2007
R. v. R.C.—Sexual Assault—charges withdrawn by Crown after preliminary hearing.

2006 CasesCriminal Defence Lawyer

August 18, 2006
R. v. M.B.—Assault Police— charges stayed against young person after constitutional violations based on unnecessary police violence established.

June 29, 2006
R. v. S.P. and F.M.—Defence Application to Quash Subpoenas—subpoenas served on defence counsel withdrawn and costs paid by Crown.

May 10, 2006
R. v. F.R.—Sexual Assault—charges stayed after violation of constitutional right to trial within a reasonable time established.

March 20, 2006
R. v. N.B.—Firearms Possession—client discharged on charges after preliminary hearing.

2005 CasesToronto Lawyer

November 9, 2005
R. v. A.Y.—First Degree Murder—client discharged after lengthy preliminary hearing.

October 27, 2005
R. v. N.B.—First Degree Murder—charges withdrawn.

February 16, 2005
R. v. J. O. [2005] O.J. No. 6048—Sexual Interference and Sexual Touching—client found not guilty and costs ordered against Crown for conduct of abusive prosecution violating constitutional rights.

2004 CasesDefence Lawyer

November 9, 2004
R. v. M.L.—First Degree Murder—not guilty verdict by jury (with co-counsel Najma Jamaldin).

March 31, 2004
R. v. G.A.—Importing Cocaine—charge stayed after it was established that Canada Customs and Border Services routinely detained travelers through Pearson International Airport on the “superloo” for hours or days with no reasonable grounds to believe that narcotics were being carried internally.

2003 CasesCriminal Lawyer

December 19, 2003
R. v. A.B—Second Degree Murder—not guilty verdict by jury.

April 9, 2003
R. v. B.M. (2003) 64 O.R. (3d) 299—Robbery—charges against young person withdrawn and costs ordered against Crown for abusive prosecution violating constitutional rights.