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. K.A. [2012] – Client charged with Fraud, Personation to Gain Advantage, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Uttering Forged Documents. Police alleged that client participated in a complex combination of frauds involving targeting victims on Craigslist and committing identity theft using forged government documents. Our office re-interviewed police witnesses, obtained sworn affidavits, and assisted the prosecutor in concluding that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction against our client – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.S. [2012] – Client, in Canada on a work permit, was charged with Domestic Assault and Uttering Death Threats. Complainant wife stated that client assaulted her on several occasions, provided videotaped and sworn statement, and was willing to participate in the prosecution. Police documented injuries and obtained additional medical records. Client agreed to participate in comprehensive rehabilitation plan including significant domestic violence counselling. Our office also obtained an immigration opinion outlining potential consequences of a conviction. Crown asked for a conviction and criminal record – ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. T.A. [2012] – Client was charged with Break and Enter into a commercial space following a police investigation. Police alleged that client unlawfully entered a business after a night of drinking and committed minor damage to property. Following a comprehensive rehabilitation plan put together by our office and approved by the Crown, the client entered into a Peace Bond for one year – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. K.A. [2012] – Client charged with multiple counts of Domestic Assault and Uttering Death Threats. Complainant alleged that client choked and assaulted her in public on several occasions and that an ongoing pattern of threatening calls and messages were directed at her. Numerous inconsistencies and motive to fabricate were pointed out at the meeting with the Crown. The prosecutor agreed that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction and all charges were withdrawn at the next court appearance. – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. V.G. [2012] – Client was charged with Fraud Under $5000. Police alleged that client had racked up a massive retail shopping bill while fraudulently in possession of someone else’s credit card. Following discussions with the Crown, the client participated in a rehabilitative plan and agreed to enter into a peace bond to not have anyone else’s credit cards in her possession. – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.K. [2012] – Client was charged with Fraud, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Possession of Credit Card Data following arrest at a major retail mall. Client made several admissions and inculpatory statements to security guards and police, and signed a written confession. Several serious personal issues leading up to the charge were brought to the Crown’s attention at the resolution meeting with the Crown, and the prosecutor agreed to withdraw all charges if the client completed a combined counseling and community service informal diversion program. – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.E. [2012] – Client, a university student with strong grades, was charged with Fraud, Possession of Credit Card Data, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime following police surveillance of client and co-accused allegedly purchasing power tools and machinery with false credit cards. Police alleged that client had multiple fake credit cards in his possession. Following extensive discussions with Crown’s office, client completes onerous diversion program arranged through the firm and enters Peace Bond – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. B.G. [2012] – Client, a corporate professional, was charged with Domestic Assault, Uttering Death Threats, Mischief, and Being Unlawfully in a Dwelling following break-up with girlfriend of two years.  Crown alleged injuries and was seeking a significant jail term notwithstanding credibility and motive to fabricate issues brought to Crown’s attention during pre-trial discussions. Following a three day trial, client is found NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES.

R. v. S.D. [2012] – Client, a youth, was charged under the YCJA with Assault Causing Bodily Harm following incident where police allege that client attacked another male. Police alleged there was a dispute over an ex-girlfriend, and that Client’s attack result in significant injuries requiring medical attention. Following a year of resolution discussions with the Crown, the officer-in-charge, and numerous judicial pre-trials, the Crown refused to budge on their position of a probationary period. Following extensive submissions, the judge agreed with defense and imposed a JUDICIAL REPRIMAND AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. N.R. [2012] – Client was charged with breach of trust Fraud Over $5000 while employed as a senior financial advisor at a major bank. Police allege that client misappropriated customer funds for his own use over an extended period. Client admitted some conduct to bank investigators and police and made restitution. Following nine months of negotiations with the Crown’s office, a joint position is accepted by the judge for plea to Fraud Under $5000 for a CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE

R. v. V.E. [2012] – Client employed at a food processing and sales facility where she allegedly stole thousands of dollars in inventory.  Client was charged with multiple counts of breach of trust and Theft Under $5000  – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. C.R. [2013] – Client charged with Domestic Assault, Assaulting a Peace Officer, Uttering Threats, and Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest following incident where client strikes officer in the chest during domestic violence investigation. While attempting to take client into custody, other officers are struck. Client then allegedly threatens officer while in squad car – CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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