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. J.D. [2013] – Client charged with Assault Peace Officer following police investigation during domestic violence call.  In the course of the investigation, client allegedly strikes officer.  Following discussions with the prosecutor’s office, client enters into a peace bond and all criminal charges are withdrawn – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. F.G. [2013] – Client, a recent immigrant to Canada, charged with Sexual Assault and numerous Assaults relating to allegations involving his wife following a series of domestic disputes.  Conviction on the charges could have resulted in deportation and sex offender registry. Following extensive discussions with the prosecutor discussing problems with the case, and several meetings with a judge, clients pleads to simple assault for a Conditional Discharge and the sexual assault charges are dropped.  – CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.M. [2013] – Client, a female non-citizen, was charged with Uttering Death Threats, Assault, Domestic AssaultAssault with a Weapon, and Mischief Over $5000 following allegations of various incidents with boyfriends’s family members, including damaging a home, attack with a knife, and threatening to burn down house.  Serious allegations (with possible jail and immigration consequences) required trial.  After 2 day cross-examination of main Crown witness, client fount not guilty of all charges.– NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES

R. v. A.E. [2013] – Client, a female Permanent Resident, was charged with Domestic Assault, Weapons Dangerous, and Assault with a Weapon following incident with partner over infidelity.  Serious allegations and possible immigration consequences emphasized during negotiation stage.  Client completes significant 16 week anger management private course and enters into Peace Bond – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. F.A. [2013] – Client charged with multiple counts of Assaulting a Peace Officer following alcohol fuelled incident where client allegedly spat in the face of two separate officers and kicked a third in the groin. Matter is screened for a period of jail. Following discussions with the prosecutor’s office and extensive rehabilitation plan, client enters into a peace bond and all criminal charges are withdrawn – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. G.S. [2013] – Client, a top university student, was charged with multiple counts of Break and Enter and Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence. Police alleged that client participated in theft ring on university campus using illegally copied dorm keys. Following discussions with prosecutor, client is permitted to enter a diversion program of combined community service and charitable donations. Following the diversion program, client enters a peace bond for a period of one year – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. B.L. [2013] – Client charged with over 70 Fraud-related offences including Falsify Credit CardIdentity Theft, False Statement in Writing, Obtaining Credit by Fraud, and Personation, totalling several thousands of dollars. Client acknowledged using her position of trust as an admin to steal client data and take out credit cards in customer’s names. Credit cards are then used at casinos and retail stores. Prosecutor requested a period of custody. Following sentencing submissions, judge imposes a period of probation, citing client’s personal circumstances as “exceptional.” – SUSPENDED SENTENCE and NO JAIL

R. v. S.G. [2013] – Client is charged with Fraud Over $5000 and Possession of Instrument for Copying Credit Card data as a result of allegations relating to her employment as a cashier at a large retailer. Police allege that client stole hundreds of customers’ credit card information over a period of several months and wrote down card pin numbers. Police conduct extensive investigation and undercover operation including video surveillance. Total losses alleged to exceed $100,000. Following a year of discussions with the Crown, all charges were withdrawn at the request of the Crown – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. K.A. [2012] – Client charged with Fraud, Personation to Gain Advantage, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Uttering Forged Documents. Police alleged that client participated in a complex combination of frauds involving targeting victims on Craigslist and committing identity theft using forged government documents. Our office re-interviewed police witnesses, obtained sworn affidavits, and assisted the prosecutor in concluding that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction against our client – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.S. [2012] – Client, in Canada on a work permit, was charged with Domestic Assault and Uttering Death Threats. Complainant wife stated that client assaulted her on several occasions, provided videotaped and sworn statement, and was willing to participate in the prosecution. Police documented injuries and obtained additional medical records. Client agreed to participate in comprehensive rehabilitation plan including significant domestic violence counselling. Our office also obtained an immigration opinion outlining potential consequences of a conviction. Crown asked for a conviction and criminal record – ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. T.A. [2012] – Client was charged with Break and Enter into a commercial space following a police investigation. Police alleged that client unlawfully entered a business after a night of drinking and committed minor damage to property. Following a comprehensive rehabilitation plan put together by our office and approved by the Crown, the client entered into a Peace Bond for one year – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. K.A. [2012] – Client charged with multiple counts of Domestic Assault and Uttering Death Threats. Complainant alleged that client choked and assaulted her in public on several occasions and that an ongoing pattern of threatening calls and messages were directed at her. Numerous inconsistencies and motive to fabricate were pointed out at the meeting with the Crown. The prosecutor agreed that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction and all charges were withdrawn at the next court appearance. – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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