Solomon’s cases

R. v. O. - Client was charged with theft of electricity and unlawful production of marijuana following the discovery of a sophisticated marijuana grow operation (1300 plants – street value of $1.35M). Following a constitutional application to exclude the evidence, a four day trial in the Ontario Court of Justice and extensive cross-examination of the investigating officer, all charges were withdrawn.

R. v. M. - Client was charged with possession of a loaded sawed-off shotgun in a motor vehicle – and faced a mandatory minimum sentence of three years if convicted. Following a six day trial in the Superior Court of Justice, the trial judge found that the search of the car was unlawful and excluded the shotgun. The client was acquitted of all charges.

R. v. V. - Client the subject of a s. 117.05 application by the Crown to seize his firearms and prohibit him from possessing firearms. After the application was allowed by the Hearing Judge, the order was appealed to the Superior Court of Justice. The appeal was allowed and the order of the Hearing Judge was overturned.

R. v. A. - Client was charged with impaired driving and “driving over 80″. Following a two day trial at the Ontario Court of Justice, the trial judge ruled that the breath samples had been obtained in violation of the client’s Charter rights. The client was acquitted of both charges.

R. v. T. - Client was the subject of a s. 117.05 application by the Crown to seize his firearms and prohibit him from possessing firearms in the future. Following a presentation by counsel, the Crown abandoned the application.

R. v. M.Appellant (represented at trial by different counsel) was convicted of two counts of sexual assault. Following a successful appeal, both convictions were overturned. The charges were ultimately stayed by the Crown. Solomon was co-counsel with lawyer Michael Edelson.

R. v. L. - Client was charged with two counts of fraud over $5000. Following a comprehensive investigation by defence counsel and a presentation to the Crown Attorney, all charges were withdrawn prior to trial.

R. v. E. - Client was charged with possession of a firearm without a licence. Following negotiations with Crown counsel and presentation by the defence, the charge was withdrawn.

R. v. P. - Client was charged with possession of a fully automatic AK47, with readily accessible ammunition and was subject to a 3 year mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment. Following a challenge to the search warrant, the Crown agreed to re-elect and agreed to a sentence of 30 days, to be served on weekends.

R. v. C. - Client, police officer, was charged with attempting to obstruct justice by creating false notes and reports. Following a week-long trial in the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, the client was acquitted. Solomon was co-counsel with lawyer Michael Edelson. [Read the decision]

R. v. V. - Client was charged with assaulting a police officer in the execution of the officer’s duty and causing bodily harm. Following a two day trial in the Ontario Court of Justice, the client was acquitted. [Read the decision]

R. v. S. - Client, government employee, was charged with assault with a weapon. A trial date was set. Prior to the trial, Solomon made a comprehensive and detailed presentation to the Crown Attorney – laying out weaknesses in the Crown’s case and the witness’ and complainant’s serious credibility issues. The Crown determined that there was “no reasonable prospect of conviction” and the charge was withdrawn.

R. v. P. - Client, licensed firearms owner, was charged with 17 gun-related counts – including unregistered firearms and storage of restricted and non-restricted firearms contrary to Regulations. The firearms were discovered by police following an entry into the client’s home as a result of a 911 call. Following a Charter application alleging breaches of the client’s section 8 rights (unreasonable search and seizure), all charges were stayed.

R. v. J. – Client, licensed firearms owner, was charged with careless storage of firearms and was the subject of a s. 117.05 (public safety) forfeiture application following the execution of a search warrant at his home. Following an application to unseal the search warrant and supporting materials, the search warrant was dismissed and the charges and public safety warrant were stayed. The client’s firearms licence and firearms were returned to him.

R. v. V. - Client, licensed firearms owner, was charged with two counts of assault with a weapon. A trial date was set and both counts were ultimately withdrawn by the Crown following negotiations and a presentation by counsel. Client’s firearms licence was returned to him.

R. v. T. - Client was detained in relation to numerous unregistered non-restricted, restricted and prohibited firearms. Following the intervention of counsel at the investigative stage, no charges were laid.

R. v. B. – Client was charged with careless use of a firearm for allegedly discharging it. Charge was withdrawn and the client’s firearms licence and firearm were returned to him.

R. v. M. - Client was charged with assault causing bodily harm on his wife. Following independent investigation by private investigator hired by defence counsel and presentation to Crown counsel, all charges were withdrawn.

R. v. V. – Client was charged with two counts of sexual assault. Following a five day trial at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, client was acquitted of both counts. Solomon was co-counsel with lawyer Vincent Clifford.

R. v. S. – Client was charged with two counts of assault and one count of uttering threats to cause death. Following a two day trial at the Ontario Court of Justice, the client was acquitted of all counts.

R. v. M. - Appellant (represented at trial by different counsel) was convicted of having care or control of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per hundred milliliters of blood. The conviction was appealed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice., where it was overturned and an acquittal was substituted. Solomon was co-counsel with lawyer Michael Edelson. [Read the decision]

R. v. S. - Client was charged with possession of cocaine (roughly 1 kg) for the purposes of trafficking. Following a lengthy and detailed constitutional application which alleged violations of the client’s rights under sections 7 and 11 (d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the charges were stayed. Solomon was co-counsel with lawyer Michael Edelson.