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. F.C. [2013] – Client, a licensed security guard, charged with Sexual Assault relating to allegations involving neighbour in apartment building.  Convictions on allegations risked client’s professional license and immigration status.  Following discussions with the prosecutor, client agrees to enter a plea to simple assault, and the judge accepts the joint submission for a discharge.  – CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. Z.L. [2013] – Client, a medical professional, charged with Sexual Assault, Utter Threats and Domestic Assault relating to allegations involving common law partner.  Following discussions with the prosecutor, completion of a comprehensive anger management and education program, client agrees to enter into a peace bond.  – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. W.D. [2013] – Client, a licensed professional, charged with Sexual Assault relating to allegations of unwanted touching and groping of strangers on a university campus.  Following extensive discussions with the prosecutor pointing out significant weaknesses with the case, client agrees to enter into a peace bond – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.B. [2012] – Client was charged with Domestic Assault, Assault Bodily Harm, Mischief, Weapons Dangerous, and Forcible Confinement following a serious domestic dispute.  Client is arrested at the scene.  Severity of allegations result in matter being screened for jail.  Following a comprehensive plan of rehabilitation, multiple discussions with the Crown and several Judicial Pre-Trials over the course of a year, client please to assault and mischief, all other remaining charges are withdrawn, and judge accepts joint submission for a CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE

R. v. G.S. [2012] – Client, a university student, was charged with Possession of Counterfeit Money following a private purchase made on Kijiji.  Following several discussions with the Crown and a Judicial Pre-Trial, client makes a small charitable donation and all CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. H.A. [2012] – Client, a university student, was charged with Break and Enter and Mischief for allegedly breaking into a commercial retail space in the downtown core following a night of drinking.  Client was confronted on the scene by security and was arrested – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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 theft – CHARGES WITHDRAWN 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, client is permitted to enter a plea to the lesser offence of Fraud Under and a joint position is accepted by the judge for a Conditional Discharge with no criminal record – CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. H.J. [2012] – Client charged with Robbery and Breach of Recognizance following allegations that client forcibly took a cell phone from a passerby in the Toronto downtown core.  Client was subsequently charged with Breach after police located him in the same neighborhood weeks later.  A rehabilitative plan is put together during discussions with the Crown’s office – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. J.J. [2009] – Client charged with possession of prohibited weapon and Assault Police in the context of a police investigation where police entered client’s residence without a warrant while investigating a 911 call – successful challenge to police procedure and conduct – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R.v. M.R. [2010] – Client charged with Domestic Assault relating to an incident involving an ex-girlfriend – client completes anger management counseling as diversion requirement – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. K.I. [2009] – Client charged with Domestic related Assault with a Weapon involving a knife after restraining spouse who had attacked him with the weapon – successfully argued acting in self-defence – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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