The accused, H.H., a young person, was charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. The allegations against H.H., were that he and some friends were playing cards in the school cafeteria at lunchtime. An argument broke out between H.H., and the complainant over the cards and it was alleged that H.H., took a knife out of his bag and slashed the victim in the forearm. The victim had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance and received several stitches as a result of this incident. Mr. Pyzer represented H.H., at trial and was successful in having the much more serious charge of aggravated assault withdrawn upon H.H., entering a guilty plea to the less serious offence of assault with a weapon. Although the crown attorney’s office sought a term of imprisonment for The accused, Mr. Pyzer was successful in having The accused sentenced to a period of probation. H.H., was very pleased with this excellent result given the nature of the original charges he was facing and the potential term of imprisonment he was able to avoid.