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. H.T. [2015] – Client, a recreational snowboarder, is charged with Possession of cocaine and Obstruction of Justice following an interaction with police in Whistler. A criminal conviction would have meant deportation. Following negotiation with Crown, the matter is referred to Alternative Measures and all charges are dropped against my client. –  CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. P.N. [2009] – Client charge with Possession for the Purpose and Trafficking in crack cocaine – client had 5 page criminal history dating back 20 years – successfully argue police conduct may have resulted in entrapment – following my submissions judge imposes SUSPENDED SENTENCE AND PROBATION

R. v. B.D. [2010] – My client, a university student was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance in relation to a traffic stop – During negotiations with the Crown, I successfully argued that police conduct violated my client’s constitutional rights during the arrest – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. L.A. [2010] – Client charged with Drug Possession, Mischief relating to damage to property, and Theft Under $5000 stemming from alcohol induced outburst with several eyewitnesses – No prior criminal history – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.R. [2011] – Client charge with Production, Possession for the Purpose and Trafficking in marijuana – Following a several month police investigation, a warrant was obtained for my Client’s property where Police seized over 500 plants valued at several hundred thousand dollars in various stages of growth.  Client had significant criminal history including prior convictions for drug-related offenses.  Crown’s original position was a significant amount of jail time.  Following discussions with the Crown lasting almost 9 months, the sentencing judge agreed with the Crown and my joint position for a combined Conditional Sentence (house arrest) and Intermittent Sentence (weekends).  The house arrest had exceptions for work so my Client was able to keep his job.  CONDITIONAL SENTENCE – INTERMITTENT SENTENCE

R. v. W.M. [2009] – Client charged with Possession of Controlled Substance – police seize close to a kilogram of marijuana following a tip from a co-tenant – argued during discussions with the Crown that police conduct violated client’s constitutional rights – client completes community service – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD