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. L.M. [2011] – Client charged with Assault with a Weapon and Uttering Threats relating to confrontation with security guard.  Video surveillance disclosure provided by the Crown alleged that while my client was intoxicated, he repeatedly assaulted a security guard and attempted to push him into downtown traffic.  Following discussions with the Crown, client completed a comprehensive alcohol counseling program – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. B.D. [2011] – Client accused of presenting forged pay stubs, T4 slips, and income history to charter bank in an effort to obtain a mortgage on a property in excess of $250,000.  Police charged Client with Fraud Over $5000 and several counts of Uttering Forged Documents.  Upon arrest, Client made several statements and admissions to the police.  Police investigation alleged that pay stubs from non-existent companies were created by my Client and submitted to the bank in order to facilitate the securing of financing.  Crown proceeded by indictment and Client faced possibility of several years of prison time.  Following extensive discussions with the prosecutor, all charges were withdrawn at the request of the Crown.  CHARGES WITHDRAWN – NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. J.G. [2011] – University student Client accused of forging prescriptions at several pharmacies for the purpose of obtaining narcotics.  Client was charged with several counts of Uttering Forged Documents.  After meeting with the prosecutor and presenting a comprehensive summary of my Client’s medical history, arrangements were made to have the Client enter and complete an out-patient counseling and rehabilitation program.  Upon showing proof of completion to the prosecutor, all charges were withdrawn at the request of the Crown.  CHARGES WITHDRAWN – NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. T.P. [2011] – While employed as a cashier at a major retailer, university student Client allegedly participated in scheme where co-accused would pretend to purchase items or gift cards that Client would not scan or cash in. Client was charged with Breach of Trust related Fraud Under $5000 and Theft Under $5000. Following discussions with the prosecutor, client completed extensive diversion program and all charges were eventually dropped. CHARGES WITHDRAWN – NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. Y.A. [2011] – A joint bank and police investigation regarding fraud credit card losses exceeding $50,000 resulted in charges being laid against my Client.  Police alleged that over the course of several months, compromised bank account information resulted in the fraudulent internet based purchase and delivery of merchandise to my Client’s address.  Over sixteen charges were laid including Identity Theft, Fraudulent Use of Credit Card Data, and Fraudulently Possessing Credit Card Data.  Over the course of several discussions with the Crown, my argument that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction was eventually acknowledged, and all charges against my Client were dropped.  CHARGES WITHDRAWN – NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.K. [2011] – While employed as an assistant manager at a major retail store, Client was accused of Breach of Trust Fraud following a police investigation into missing merchandise and the discounted sale of store gift cards on the internet.  The joint police and store investigation resulted in charges of Fraud Under $5000 and Theft Under $5000 being laid against the Client, who upon being charged made several admissions to the police.  Following discussions with the prosecutor, a joint submission for a conditional discharge was accepted by the court.  CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE – NO JAIL – NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. C.R. [2011] – While managing a restaurant, Client was accused of obtaining and using a customer’s credit card on various occasions to defraud several businesses including a bank.  The police alleged that over a dozen different transactions took place over a several day period and proceeded to lay over a dozen fraud related charges including Unlawful Possession of a Credit Card, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, and Fraud Under $5000.  Following a review of the case and discussions with the prosecutor, all charges against the Client were eventually withdrawn. CHARGES WITHDRAWN – NO CRIMINAL RECORD