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. B.H. [2017] – Client, a professional executive, is charges with workplace related Fraud Over $5000 and Theft Over $5000 by engaging in deceptive business practices placing his employer at financial risk. Client allegedly diverted funds in excess of $45,000 intended for employer into personal account. Case is discussed with senior Crown over a period of 18 months. Crown Prosecutor and defence jointly propose a period of probation with no custody – SUSPENDED SENTENCE and NO JAIL

R. v. O.M. [2017] – Client charged with workplace Fraud Over $5000 relating to her accounting position for a public institution. Government alleges extended fraud over 3-year period involving forged cheques, credit cards, and thefts of cash in an amount nearing $400,000. Following nearly 18 months of negotiation with Crown counsel, a rehabilitation plan, and strong family support, judge agrees with our submission for house arrest with no electronic monitoring and no probation. Client is sentenced to 2 years less a day house arrest and a stand-alone restitution order. – CONDITIONAL SENTENCE and NO PRISON

R. v. S.R. [2017] – Client charged with Breach of Trust Fraud Under $5000 following arrest at a major fashion retailer. Allegations include misuse of customer information and gift card fraud. Client made inculpatory statements to police. Numerous personal circumstances are brought to government’s attention by our office. Following discussions with Crown counsel, the support of client’s family, and significant rehabilitative steps, the Crown drops all charges against our client. – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD