NICHOLAS JACOB

BARRISTER & SOLICITOR

R. v. R. (L.), Salmon Arm Registry

Following extensive cross-examination of the complainant, the Judge found Nick's client not guilty of assault causing bodily harm.

R. v. J. (T.), Vernon Registry

The Crown dropped Nick's client's impaired driving charges following discussions with the Crown highlighting weaknesses in the case.

R. v. H. (S.), Vernon Registry

A not guilty verdict was entered on this sexual assault matter following Nick's cross-examination of the complainant, which showed significant credibility concerns.

R. v. M. (D.), Vernon Registry

Nick's client was found not guilty following a serious four day sexual assault trial. 

R. v. H. (C.), Vernon Registry

Nick's client was acquitted after a multi-day trial following substantial argument that the police breached his client's rights through unwlaful detention and search.

R. v. F. (A.), Vernon Registry

After extensive negotiation and discussions, Crown agreed to drop charges against Nick's client for theft.

R. v. M. (C.), Vernon Registry

The client was found not guilty after extensive cross-examination by Nick showed that the Crown's witness was not reliable.

R. v. D. (M.), Vernon Registry

Crown dropped the charges against Nick's client following an application under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

R. v. M. (T.), Kelowna Registry

Nick's client was found not guilty of breach of probation following a trial, where Nick argued the Crown could not prove the client intended to breach.

R. v. L. (D.), Vernon Registry

Following several discussions with the Crown, Nick's client's sexual assault charges were dropped.

R. v. M. (D.), Salmon Arm Registry

The Judge found Nick's client not guilty after a two day trial. The case involved an allegation that Nick's client violently assaulted a man at a bar from behind. The Judge applied the law of self-defence and acquitted Nick's client based on another version of events and extensive cross-examination of Crown's witnesses showing inconsistencies.

R. v. B. (W.), Vernon Registry

Nick made  a successful application under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms where the Judge found that the police breached the accused's rights by entering his home without a search warrant and without exigent circumstances.

 

R. v. V. (S.), Vernon Registry

The client was acquitted when the Judge ruled that the drug evidence obtained in the course of an arrest was not admissible because the police breached the accused's rights by failing to have reasonable grounds for the arrest.

R. v. N. (M.), Calgary Registry

Nick's client was acquitted of drug trafficking charges when the Superior Court Judge ruled that the accused was unlawfully detained at a roadside stop without a sufficient basis and that the police did not give the accused proper access to a lawyer.

R. v. D. (B.), Vernon Registry

The Judge ruled that the confession given by Nick's client was inadmissible at trial because the police failed to properly inform him of the seriousness of the charges he was facing before he was given the right to speak to counsel. An accused person has a right to know how much trouble they are in before they decide whether to speak to a lawyer or not.

R. v. D. (R.), Vernon Registry

Nick negotiated with the Crown prior to trial who agreed to drop the accused's assault charges based on her mental health issues and otherwise good character.

R. v. H. (J.), Vernon Registry

Nick negotiated a deal with Crown for his client to plead to a regulatory trespass charge instead of a break and enter, leaving the client with no criminal record.

R. v. I. (J.), Vernon Registry

Nick's client was given no jail and probation following a plea to arson, when the Crown asked for two years' jail at the outset.

R. v. S. (D.), Vernon Registry

The Crown dropped the charges against an accused halfway through trial when it became obvious that Nick's cross-examination had exposed the essential witness as a liar.

​​​​​​​​​R. v. Z. (R.) , Vernon Registry

Nick's client was acquitted of charges of driving while prohibited when Nick led evidence raising a reasonable doubt that his client was driving the vehicle in question.

R. v. Z. (R.) #2 , Vernon Registry

Nick's client was acquitted of drug trafficking charges when the Judge agreed with Nick's argument that the police had unlawfully arrested and searched the accused, breaching his Charter rights.

R. v. W. (J.), Vernon Registry

Nick's client was acquitted of sexual assault, unlawful confinement, and assault with a weapon, when the Judge found that the complainant who testified lacked credibility.

R. v. F. (G.), Vernon Registry

Nick successfully argued that the police breached his client's Charter rights to be free from arbitrary detention, leading to an acquittal of charges for assaulting a peace officer, where the accused fought against an unlawful arrest.

R. v. D. (A.), Vernon Registry

Nick's client was discharged at preliminary inquiry of very serious gun and robbery charges, when Nick successfully argued that the Crown's evidence could not lead to a reasonable inference that his client was involved.

R. v. D. (S.), Vernon Registry

Nick's client was acquitted at trial, after Nick's cross-examination showed that the witness was probably not telling the truth.

R. v. H. (R.), Vernon Registry

Nick's client's assault charges were resolved by a peace bond, allowing the client to avoid a criminal record.

R. v. S. (W.) , Vernon Registry

Nick was able to negotiate having his client's breach of probation charge dropped before trial, by sending a letter explaining the problems with the case.

R. v. V. (C.) , Vernon Registry

Nick negotiated a lesser plea from a driving while prohibited charge, allowing his client to avoid a mandatory one year driving prohibition and keep his license.

R. v. H. (L.), Salmon Arm Registry

Nick's client was acquitted after a day long trial, where Nick cross-examined the complainant, exposing holes in the Crown's case, leading to a reasonable doubt.

R. v. S. (W.), Vernon Registry

Nick negotiated charges of assault being dropped due to insufficient evidence.

R. v. T. (D.), Salmon Arm Registry

Nick successfully negotiated a lesser plea from driving while prohibited to driving without a license, allowing a small business owner to keep his license that was necessary for work.

R. v. D. (S.), Vernon Registry
Nick successfully negotiated a stay of proceedings on a charge of being unlawfully in a dwelling house by pointing out the weaknesses in the Crown's case and by communicating to the Crown how his client had attended a drug treatment centre since the allegations arose.

 

R. v. F. (R.), Vernon Registry
Nick conducted a full day trial on allegations of assault causing bodily harm. The complainant admitted several unfavourable pieces of information on cross-examination, and after defence evidence was presented, Nick's client was acquitted on the basis of self-defence.

 

R. v. D. (S.), Vernon Registry
The accused was charged with break and enter of a business. Nick argued that there was insufficient evidence to commit the accused for trial. Three witnesses testified on the first day of the preliminary inquiry. On the second day, Crown dropped the charges against Nick's client.

 

R. v. H. (M.) Salmon Arm Registry
Nick was able to secure the release of the accused after a contentious bail hearing. After a letter to Crown outlining the weaknesses in the Crown's case, the Crown dropped the charges.

 

R. v. T. (H.), Vernon Registry
Nick ran a trial for the accused on charges of assault with a weapon. After a  full day trial, the Court found that the defence had raised a reasonable doubt and the accused was found not guilty.

 

R. v. D. (G.), Revelstoke Registry
The accused was charged with serious allegations. Notwithstanding the accused's long record, Nick was able to have the accused released to a treatment centre.

 

R. v. R. (J.), Vernon Registry
The accused was charged with arson and was looking at potentially significant jail time. Nick wrote a letter to Crown outlining the weaknesses in the case. Crown agreed to drop the charges shortly after.

 

R. v. W. (J.), Kelowna Registry
Client pled guilty to serious theft allegations in the tens of thousands of dollars. Nick coordinated the accused to be sentenced to a treatment centre instead of jail.

 

R. v. T. (D.), Salmon Arm Registry
The accused was alleged to have committed theft as captured on a security camera. Nick argued that the footage could lead to other conclusions. After trial, the Judge found the accused not guilty.

 

R. v. S. (R.), Vernon Registry
Nick persuaded the Crown to agree to reduce the charge of driving while prohibited to the ticketable offence of driving without a license, avoiding a court ordered driving prohibition.

 

R. v. C. (S.), Vernon Registry
Nick was able to get the accused released on bail notwithstanding a criminal record of nearly fifty convictions.

 

R. v. A. (J.), Vernon Registry
The accused was charged with assault with a weapon against her spouse. Nick coordinated an arrangement where the accused attended counselling and the Crown dropped the charges.

 

R. v. T. (D.), Vernon Registry
Nick took the matter to trial when he discovered a fatal flaw in the Crown's case. Crown dropped the charges the morning of trial.

 

R. v. C. (C.), Kamloops Registry
The accused was charged with domestic assault. Nick arranged for the accused to take counselling and have the charges dropped after he completed his sessions.

 

R. v. S. (A.), Vernon Registry
Nick  argued that the accused was detained against his Charter rights and sent a letter to Crown. The charges were dropped shortly after.

 

R. v. P. (J.), Vernon Registry
The accused was charged with break and enter of two homes. An officer said he could identify the accused fleeing the scene and a bystander picked him out of the  photolineup. It became clear in cross-examination that both identifications were weaker than initially indicated and the accused was acquitted.