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 Following alternative diversion plan, Crown withdraws all charges – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD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. P.C. [2017] – Client charged with multiple counts of Domestic Assault against spouse and multiple counts of Assault Police. Allegations include attacking officers during course of arrest for domestic violence, with officer’s glasses broken. Our office assists client with Ministry of Children & Family Development investigation and arranges for rehabilitative plan for client. We emphasize long-term consequences of criminal record for client and family during negotiations with Crown prosecutor. Following long-term diversion plan, Crown withdraws all charges – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. K.T. [2016] – Client, a university student with no record, is charged with Mischief and Domestic Assault relating to multiple incidents. Serious allegations result in Crown initial screening position of jail. Following discussions with Crown counsel, multiple counselling reports, and the passing of some time, the Crown agrees to drop the charges upon the client entering into a Peace Bond for 12 months – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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. D.J. [2015] – Client, a recent arrival to Canada, charged with a half-dozen related offences including Domestic Assault, Uttering Threats, and Assault Bodily Harm in Lower Mainland.  Ex-wife alleges serious pattern of abuse including allegations of choking and sustained injuries dating back a number of years. Crown proceeds by incident and originally discusses 18-24 month jail term.  Following 12 month negotiation and rehabilitative plan, the judge accepts a joint recommendation for probation with no-jail time –  SUSPENDED SENTENCE and NO JAIL

R. v. A.M. [2013] – Client charged with Domestic Assault relating to spouse and hires office following termination of former lawyer. Allegations include slapping and choking. Our office did not conduct original pretrial discussions, following which the matter was screened for 4 months jail. Office co-ordinates significant rehabilitative plan for client and judge agrees with defence submissions to impose a discharge – CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. R.M. [2013] – Client charged with multiple counts of domestic assault against spouse. Allegations include choking, kicking, and spitting. Several discrepancies and inconsistencies are pointed out to the prosecutor during the pretrial meeting. Officers unsuccessfully attempt to obtain more evidence from witnesses. Crown withdraws charges on next appearance citing no reasonable prospect of conviction – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. F.G. [2013] – Client, a recent immigrant to Canada, charged with Sexual Assault and numerous Assaults relating to allegations involving his wife following a series of domestic disputes.  Conviction on the charges could have resulted in deportation and sex offender registry. Following extensive discussions with the prosecutor discussing problems with the case, and several meetings with a judge, clients pleads to simple assault for a Conditional Discharge and the sexual assault charges are dropped.  – CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE 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. M.S. [2012] – Client, in Canada on a work permit, was charged with Domestic Assault and Uttering Death Threats. Complainant wife stated that client assaulted her on several occasions, provided videotaped and sworn statement, and was willing to participate in the prosecution. Police documented injuries and obtained additional medical records. Client agreed to participate in comprehensive rehabilitation plan including significant domestic violence counselling. Our office also obtained an immigration opinion outlining potential consequences of a conviction. Crown asked for a conviction and criminal record – ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. K.A. [2012] – Client charged with multiple counts of Domestic Assault and Uttering Death Threats. Complainant alleged that client choked and assaulted her in public on several occasions and that an ongoing pattern of threatening calls and messages were directed at her. Numerous inconsistencies and motive to fabricate were pointed out at the meeting with the Crown. The prosecutor agreed that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction and all charges were withdrawn at the next court appearance. – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

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