Alberni lawyer charged with assaults and uttering threats

Alberni attorney Randy Reiffer has been charged with two counts of assault and one count of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

An Alberni lawyer will be in court facing a judge on an assault charge only this time as an accused.

According to documents filed with Port Alberni Provincial Court, attorney Randy Reiffer is charged with two counts of assault and one count of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The case involves two separate incidents.

In the first incident, Reiffer allegedly assaulted then uttered threats against the victim on Aug. 3.

And in the second incident, he allegedly assaulted the same victim again on Sept. 17.

The charges were sworn on Oct. 26.

Reiffer already made an initial court appearance.

He is scheduled to appear before the courts for trial confirmation in January 2012, and the case proceeds to trial in March.

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