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. S.K. [2017] – Client, a university professor, is charged with Domestic Assault and Forcible Confinement. Significant consequences on both career and travel brought to Government’s attention. Following alternative diversion plan, Crown withdraws all charges – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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

R. v. S.R. [2017] – Client charged with Breach of Trust Fraud Under $5000 following arrest at a major fashion retailer. Allegations include misuse of customer information and gift card fraud. Client made inculpatory statements to police. Numerous personal circumstances are brought to government’s attention by our office. Following discussions with Crown counsel, the support of client’s family, and significant rehabilitative steps, the Crown drops all charges against our client. – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. P.C. [2017] – Client charged with multiple counts of Domestic Assault against spouse and multiple counts of Assault Police. Allegations include attacking officers during course of arrest for domestic violence, with officer’s glasses broken. Our office assists client with Ministry of Children & Family Development investigation and arranges for rehabilitative plan for client. We emphasize long-term consequences of criminal record for client and family during negotiations with Crown prosecutor. Following long-term diversion plan, Crown withdraws all charges – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.L. [2017] – Client is charged with Assault With a Weapon relating to incident during a family law hearing. Client allegedly threw weapon at sitting judge in court. Allegations also include serious threats against members of the justice system. Our office refers client for multiple assessments where significant medical issues are uncovered. Following extensive negotiations with the Crown and a year of following a treatment plan, all charges are dropped. –  CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. G.R. [2016] – Client, a university employee, is charged with Assault following an altercation with a public transit bus driver. Government alleges that client struck bus driver through the window following verbal altercation. Following negotiations with Crown counsel, matter is referred to Alternative Measures. Client successfully completes diversion program and charges are dropped – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. A.I. [2016]– Client, a young adult out on the town with friends, is charged with Assault Bodily Harm following altercation with victim outside of a bar. Victim requires significant medical after-care. Crown prosecutor insists on a criminal record. Client completes rehabilitation plan through office and judge agrees with our submissions that client should be discharged with no criminal record – CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. G.L. [2016] – Client, a university graduate, is charged with Breach of Trust Theft and Fraud Over $5000 relating to her role as payment processor in a commercial business. Degree of planning and premeditation and large amount normally attracts significant jail sentence. Following 11 months of discussions with Crown counsel, judge accepts joint position for probation and suspends sentence – SUSPENDED SENTENCE and NO JAIL

R. v. S.J. [2016] – Client, a working professional with no experience n the justice system, is charged with multiple counts of Indecent Acts relating to allegations in a mall parking lot. Following our rehabilitative plan, Crown agrees to drop the charges by way of a Stay of Proceedings – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. K.T. [2016] – Client, a university student with no record, is charged with Mischief and Domestic Assault relating to multiple incidents. Serious allegations result in Crown initial screening position of jail. Following discussions with Crown counsel, multiple counselling reports, and the passing of some time, the Crown agrees to drop the charges upon the client entering into a Peace Bond for 12 months – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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