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. M.L. [2017] – Client is charged with Assault With a Weapon relating to incident during a family law hearing. Client allegedly threw weapon at sitting judge in court. Allegations also include serious threats against members of the justice system. Our office refers client for multiple assessments where significant medical issues are uncovered. Following extensive negotiations with the Crown and a year of following a treatment plan, all charges are dropped. –  CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD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 –  CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD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. 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. 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

R. v. L.M. [2011] – Client charged with Assault with a Weapon and Uttering Threats relating to confrontation with security guard.  Video surveillance disclosure provided by the Crown alleged that while my client was intoxicated, he repeatedly assaulted a security guard and attempted to push him into downtown traffic.  Following discussions with the Crown, client completed a comprehensive alcohol counseling program – 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