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.H. [2015] – Client, a professional academic, is charged with Assault Bodily Harm following a dispute with a stranger in a parking lot.  Crown alleges serious injuries requiring medical attention sustained by complainant.  Following six month negotiation period, all charges are dropped against my client. –  CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. W.K. [2015] – Client, an international student on a visa, is charged with Break and Enter into a dwelling house and Mischief Under $5000.  The allegations are domestic related and involve an ex-girlfriend and an acrimonious break-up.  The Crown proceeds by indictment, and the maximum possible sentence is imprisonment for life.  Following four month negotiation period with the Crown, the client enters a plea to just the Mischief charge and the Break and Enter is dropped.  A criminal record would have meant a possible deportation order and removal from Canada. The judge accepts a joint recommendation for a Conditional Discharge with no criminal record–  CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. S.H. [2015] – Clients, two university-age students with prior arrest history in the justice system are charged with Fraud Under $5000, Credit Card Fraud, and Uttering Forged Documents following allegations of multiple month shopping-spree throughout British Columbia involving stolen credit cards.  Government alleges clients conducted over 30 fraudulent transactions, with several thousand dollars in losses.  Following six-month negotiation period with the Crown, the judge accepts a joint recommendation for a Conditional Discharge with no criminal record–  CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. D.J. [2015] – Client, a recent arrival to Canada, charged with a half-dozen related offences including Domestic Assault, Uttering Threats, and Assault Bodily Harm in Lower Mainland.  Ex-wife alleges serious pattern of abuse including allegations of choking and sustained injuries dating back a number of years. Crown proceeds by incident and originally discusses 18-24 month jail term.  Following 12 month negotiation and rehabilitative plan, the judge accepts a joint recommendation for probation with no-jail time –  SUSPENDED SENTENCE and NO JAIL