Since joining Roulston Urquhart, Kirsten Lancee has secured withdrawals, peace bonds, and ‘not guilty’ verdicts for serious crimes, including sexual assaults, aggravated assaults, kidnapping, unlawful confinement, robbery, trafficking in firearms, possession of loaded/restricted firearms, trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs, voyeurism, and child pornography offences.
Kirsten has received judicial written decisions on important developments in criminal law, including successful applications for admission of complainant’s prior sexual history to defend against allegations of sexual assault. Kirsten has also successfully argued pre-trial applications that resulted in significant strategic advantages to the Defence, including the complainant’s counselling records being disclosed, severance being granted to prevent multiple complainants from testifying together at trial, and the Justice’s determination that her client’s protected rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms had been breached. In a recent decision, Kirsten successfully argued that her client’s right to be tried within a reasonable time and right to be provided disclosure had been violated. This resulted in a rare stay of proceedings by the Court. See: Blood Tribe police officer disciplined for withholding rape kit as sex assault charges dropped.