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. O.M. [2017] – Client charged with workplace Fraud Over $5000 relating to her accounting position for a public institution. Government alleges extended fraud over 3-year period involving forged cheques, credit cards, and thefts of cash in an amount nearing $400,000. Following nearly 18 months of negotiation with Crown counsel, a rehabilitation plan, and strong family support, judge agrees with our submission for house arrest with no electronic monitoring and no probation. Client is sentenced to 2 years less a day house arrest and a stand-alone restitution order. – CONDITIONAL SENTENCE and NO PRISON

R. v. C.W. [2017] – Client is charged with Assault relating to a “road rage” incident after a motor vehicle accident. Client allegedly punched victim multiple times after both had exited their vehicles. Crown originally seeking short jail sentence. Following rehabilitation plan and extensive sentencing submissions, judge agrees with defence and imposes an absolute discharge, with no conditions and no criminal record. – ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. W.C. [2017] – Client, an American citizen, is charged with five weapons-related offences after gun is discovered in car at the Canadian border.  Charges are laid under both the Criminal Code and the Customs Act.  Crown is of the view that charges should attract a criminal conviction by way of a massive fine. We disagree and proceed to trial. Following two days of trial and cross-examination of border officers, client is found not guilty of all charges. – NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES