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Vancouver Criminal Lawyer: Joel Whysall

Client appealing his Assault conviction

The Facts:

The accused was arrested following a complaint to police by his common law spouse that he had assaulted her. The accused represented himself at trial and was convicted but retained Mr. Whysall to appeal his conviction.

The Result:

The trial judge did not adequately explain to the self-represented client why he may or may not wish to testify. A new trial was ordered.