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.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 Following our rehabilitative plan, Crown agrees to drop the charges by way of a Stay of Proceedings – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD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of some time, the Crown agrees to drop the charges upon the client entering into a Peace Bond for 12 months – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. R.B. [2016] – Client, a university graduate, is charged with multiple counts of Fraud Over $5000 and False Pretences. Allegations involve creating and selling fake trades licenses. Client arrested after police chase. Following 7 months of negotiations and a rehabilitation plan, judge accepts joint submission for a discharge – CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. R.R. and G.R. [2015] – Clients are charged with Robbery and Assault With a Weapon following allegations that they entered a home and removed thousands of dollars of electronics by force. Significant issues with the credibility of the complainant are brought to the Crown’s attention during negotiations. The Crown is made aware of potential immigration consequences including deportation.  On the eve of trial, an agreement is reached where clients sign peace bond and all charges are dropped. –  CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. K.S. [2015] – Client, a dealer in a local casino, is charged with conspiracy related Cheating at Play following allegations that she conspired with certain players while dealing Hold Em Poker. RCMP mounted a strong case with surveillance footage over several incidents. Following negotiation period, all charges are dropped against my client. –  CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. A.R. [2015] – Client is charged with Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference. Crown originally proceeds by indictment and client is facing possible mandatory minimum of 1 year jail. Client does not testify at trial. Complainant and alleged witness cross-examined vigorously. Closing submissions focus on many inconsistencies in evidence. Following trial, client found not guilty of all charges –  NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. H.T. [2015] – Client, a recreational snowboarder, is charged with Possession of cocaine and Obstruction of Justice following an interaction with police in Whistler. A criminal conviction would have meant deportation. Following negotiation with Crown, the matter is referred to Alternative Measures and all charges are dropped against my client. –  CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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

R. v. I.H. [2014] – Client, an executive, charged with alcohol-related Assault Bodily Harm in Lower Mainland incident after passersby witness two men in an altercation and report incident to police.  Significant issues with eyewitness descriptions and circumstances are pointed out to Crown Counsel during 3 month pre-trial negotiation stage –  ALL CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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