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. B.R. [2014] – Client charged with workplace Fraud Over $5000 alleging the submission of false time-sheets for fictitious employees over a 3 year period. Company claims losses in excess of $100,000, and the Crown is asking for jail in the reformatory range of two years less a day. Following extensive sentencing submissions, client gets house arrest with no electronic monitoring – CONDITIONAL SENTENCE and NO PRISON

R. v. A.M. [2013] – Client charged with Domestic Assault relating to spouse and hires office following termination of former lawyer. Allegations include slapping and choking. Our office did not conduct original pretrial discussions, following which the matter was screened for 4 months jail. Office co-ordinates significant rehabilitative plan for client and judge agrees with defence submissions to impose a discharge – CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.B. [2013] – Client charged with Fraud Over $5000 and Uttering Forged Documents related to a Breach of Trust at the workplace involving the submission of false invoices over a 4 year period. Total losses to company and insurance exceed $350,000. No restitution is made. Prosecutor requested 3 to 5 year penitentiary sentence. Following several days of sentencing submissions, client gets house arrest and is able to keep his current job. Case noted in national legal sentencing journal – CONDITIONAL SENTENCE and NO PRISON

R. v. R.M. [2013] – Client charged with multiple counts of domestic assault against spouse. Allegations include choking, kicking, and spitting. Several discrepancies and inconsistencies are pointed out to the prosecutor during the pretrial meeting. Officers unsuccessfully attempt to obtain more evidence from witnesses. Crown withdraws charges on next appearance citing no reasonable prospect of conviction – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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.

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