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. T.E. [2010] – Client with a significant criminal record charged with Assault relating to a violent fight with adult son-in-law where injuries alleged.  After completing six short anger management sessions arranged through the firm, Client enters into a peace bond and his charges are withdrawn at the request of the Crown. – CHARGES WITHDRAWN

R. v. S.L. [2010] – Client charged with Receiving Stolen Proceeds of Crime following police surveillance and sting operation at an Ontario casino.  Client is observed receiving large amounts of cash from co-accused, who was simultaneously being observed for Fraud and Theft related charges related to gaming activity.  Following discussions with the Crown, all charges against my Client were dropped.  CHARGES WITHDRAWN – NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. S.S. [2010] – Client charged with seven counts of Fraud Over $5000, Receiving Stolen Property, Theft Over $5000 and various other charges relating to activity in a casino over the course of several months – police disclosure included over a dozen eyewitness accounts and the production of several casino video surveillance DVD’s. Following several discussions with the Crown over a five month period, Client pleads to minor charges – significant mitigating factors brought to court’s attention at sentencing hearing – prosecutor seeking a criminal record, however judge agrees with defence submissions and imposes a conditional discharge.  CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE – NO JAIL –  NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. S.P. [2010] – Client charged with Uttering Forged Documents and Forgery following extensive several year police investigation.  Police alleged that  Client used a false identity and forged documents to file a false refugee claim.  After the refugee claim was approved, Client alleged to have subsequently obtained benefits from the government.  Following discussions with a senior prosecutor, Client agrees to pay a $500 fine.  FINE and NO JAIL

R. v. M.D. [2010] – Client charged with over a dozen counts of Breach of Trust related Fraud Under $5000 relating to his position as general manager of major retail store resulting in allegations of losses to the store totalling several thousands of dollars – Client admits responsibility to police – several personal mitigating factors contributing to Client’s behaviour – extensive sentencing hearing – Crown asking for jail and restitution – NO JAIL – SUSPENDED SENTENCE AND PROBATION – NO RESTITUTION ORDER

R. v. G.T. [2010] – Client with own home renovation and contracting business charged with multiple counts of Breach of Trust related Fraud Under $5000.  Police alleged that Client regularly and intentionally took large sum deposits and failed to show up for or complete the work.  Multiple complainants contacted police, and prior incidents of complaints were on police file.  Following discussion with the Crown, Client makes restitution payment and court accepts joint submission of absolute discharge.  ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE – NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.E. [2010] – Client charged with several fraud related counts for allegedly presenting falsified documentation including forged pay stubs, letters of employment, and tax return filings in an attempt to secure a several thousand dollar tax refund.  Client was arrested at the scene and charged with Attempted Fraud Over $5000, Uttering Forged Documents, and Forgery.  In the disclosure video surveillance was provided.  Crown proceeded by Indictment, and Client faced possibility of several years imprisonment – CHARGES WITHDRAWN – NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. W.M. [2009] – Client charged with Possession of Controlled Substance – police seize close to a kilogram of marijuana following a tip from a co-tenant – argued during discussions with the Crown that police conduct violated client’s constitutional rights – client completes community service – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. S.R. [2009] – Client charged with Forcible Confinement, Domestic Assault, Assault with a Weapon, six subsequent Breaches of Bail conditions, and a subsequent additional Assault following a third successful bail hearing.  Client had accumulated these serious charges over a several month period, and following discussions with the Crown, a joint position was agreed to by the judge that would allow my client to continue rehab and counseling – CONDITIONAL SENTENCE AND NO JAIL

R. v. W.J. [2009] – Client charged with Assault Bodily Harm and Mischief stemming from alcohol induced attack on passerby victim on major downtown street; subsequently charged with 4 Breaches of court conditions and Obstruct Police – SUSPENDED SENTENCE AND PROBATION

R. v. D.N. [2009]Youth client charged with serious Assault Bodily Harm stemming from schoolyard incident – complainant suffered significant trauma and injuries – client completes counseling and writes apology letter – enters into Peace Bond – permitted back in same school – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. H.D. [2009] – My client, a university student and stand-out athlete, was charged with Assault relating to incident with bouncer at a bar – several eyewitnesses including police – There were allegations that my client was significantly intoxicated.  Following discussions with the Crown, my client completed alcohol counseling and got back on the right track – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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