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. S.K. [2017] – Client, a university professor, is charged with Domestic Assault and Forcible Confinement. Significant consequences on both career and travel brought to Government’s attention. Following alternative diversion plan, Crown withdraws all charges – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. C.W. [2017] – Client is charged with Assault relating to a “road rage” incident after a motor vehicle accident. Client allegedly punched victim multiple times after both had exited their vehicles. Crown originally seeking short jail sentence. Following rehabilitation plan and extensive sentencing submissions, judge agrees with defence and imposes an absolute discharge, with no conditions and no criminal record. – ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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 –  CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD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. G.R. [2016] – Client, a university employee, is charged with Assault following an altercation with a public transit bus driver. Government alleges that client struck bus driver through the window following verbal altercation. Following negotiations with Crown counsel, matter is referred to Alternative Measures. Client successfully completes diversion program and charges are dropped – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. I.H. [2014] – Client, an executive, charged with alcohol-related Assault Bodily Harm in Lower Mainland incident after passersby witness two men in an altercation and report incident to police.  Significant issues with eyewitness descriptions and circumstances are pointed out to Crown Counsel during 3 month pre-trial negotiation stage –  ALL 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. 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

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. C.S. [2010] – Client charged with violent road rage related Assault with several witnesses.  After completing six short anger management counseling sessions, the Crown requests that the Client enter into a common law peace bond and all criminal charges are dropped. CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. B.A. [2010] – Client charged with Assault relating to unprovoked attack on innocent bystander while client was intoxicated.  After completing a short alcohol counselling program arranged through the firm, the Client enters into peace bond promising to stay away from the complainant and all criminal charges are dropped – 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. 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