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. W.K. [2015] – Client, an international student on a visa, is charged with Break and Enter into a dwelling house and Mischief Under $5000.  The allegations are domestic related and involve an ex-girlfriend and an acrimonious break-up.  The Crown proceeds by indictment, and the maximum possible sentence is imprisonment for life.  Following four month negotiation period with the Crown, the client enters a plea to just the Mischief charge and the Break and Enter is dropped.  A criminal record would have meant a possible deportation order and removal from Canada. The judge accepts a joint recommendation for a Conditional Discharge with no criminal record–  CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. G.S. [2013] – Client, a top university student, was charged with multiple counts of Break and Enter and Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence. Police alleged that client participated in theft ring on university campus using illegally copied dorm keys. Following discussions with prosecutor, client is permitted to enter a diversion program of combined community service and charitable donations. Following the diversion program, client enters a peace bond for a period of one year – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. T.A. [2012] – Client was charged with Break and Enter into a commercial space following a police investigation. Police alleged that client unlawfully entered a business after a night of drinking and committed minor damage to property. Following a comprehensive rehabilitation plan put together by our office and approved by the Crown, the client entered into a Peace Bond for one year – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD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. O.S. [2010] – Client charged with Break and Enter with Intent and Possession of Burglar’s Tools in relation to an incident at a warehouse – Client is arrested at the scene and subsequently provides statement to police – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. A.E. [2011] – Client charged with Break and Enter with Intent and Mischief Under $5000.  Complainant returned home to find damage to a window and my Client in his residence, allegedly in an intoxicated state.  Police attended the scene and charged my Client.  Following discussions with the Crown, Client completed a comprehensive alcohol counseling and diversion program – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. K.Z. [2011] – Client, along with several co-accused, charged with Break and Enter at an elementary school and Possession of Burglar’s Tools.  Police alleged that my Client was in possession of stolen property taken from the school as he was arrested by several on-scene officers – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. B.F. [2009] – Client charged with Break and Enter into dwelling.  Police allege that Client along with co-accused attempted to enter home while owner present.  Police were notified and Client and co-accused were arrested in vehicle identified by witness minutes later. Client had prior criminal record as youth – Crown originally seeking jail sentence.  Following discussions with the prosecutor, a joint position for a suspended sentence is accepted by the Judge. NO JAIL – SUSPENDED SENTENCE AND PROBATION