When someone is charged with a crime, the possible consequences of jail time, deportation, or a criminal record become all too real. With cases appearing in local newspapers and on the internet, there is also the risk of permanent damage to your reputation. When you hire an experienced lawyer, you get the benefit of a skill set that involves research, negotiation, and strategy. We will hear your story, examine the evidence, and give you a good sense of whether or not the Crown prosecutor will be able to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. We will explain the best possible outcome, and what steps need to be taken to protect your reputation and fight for your future. Below is a sampling of the firm’s cases:

R. v. W.M. [2009] – Client charged with Possession of Controlled Substance – police seize close to a kilogram of marijuana following a tip from a co-tenant – argued during discussions with the Crown that police conduct violated client’s constitutional rights – client completes community service – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. S.R. [2009] – Client charged with Forcible Confinement, Domestic Assault, Assault with a Weapon, six subsequent Breaches of Bail conditions, and a subsequent additional Assault following a third successful bail hearing.  Client had accumulated these serious charges over a several month period, and following discussions with the Crown, a joint position was agreed to by the judge that would allow my client to continue rehab and counseling – CONDITIONAL SENTENCE AND NO JAIL

R. v. W.J. [2009] – Client charged with Assault Bodily Harm and Mischief stemming from alcohol induced attack on passerby victim on major downtown street; subsequently charged with 4 Breaches of court conditions and Obstruct Police – SUSPENDED SENTENCE AND PROBATION

R. v. D.N. [2009]Youth client charged with serious Assault Bodily Harm stemming from schoolyard incident – complainant suffered significant trauma and injuries – client completes counseling and writes apology letter – enters into Peace Bond – permitted back in same school – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. H.D. [2009] – My client, a university student and stand-out athlete, was charged with Assault relating to incident with bouncer at a bar – several eyewitnesses including police – There were allegations that my client was significantly intoxicated.  Following discussions with the Crown, my client completed alcohol counseling and got back on the right track – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. B.F. [2009] – Client charged with Break and Enter into dwelling.  Police allege that Client along with co-accused attempted to enter home while owner present.  Police were notified and Client and co-accused were arrested in vehicle identified by witness minutes later. Client had prior criminal record as youth – Crown originally seeking jail sentence.  Following discussions with the prosecutor, a joint position for a suspended sentence is accepted by the Judge. NO JAIL – SUSPENDED SENTENCE AND PROBATION