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. K.A. [2012] – Client charged with Fraud, Personation to Gain Advantage, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Uttering Forged Documents. Police alleged that client participated in a complex combination of frauds involving targeting victims on Craigslist and committing identity theft using forged government documents. Our office re-interviewed police witnesses, obtained sworn affidavits, and assisted the prosecutor in concluding that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction against our client – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.K. [2012] – Client was charged with Fraud, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Possession of Credit Card Data following arrest at a major retail mall. Client made several admissions and inculpatory statements to security guards and police, and signed a written confession. Several serious personal issues leading up to the charge were brought to the Crown’s attention at the resolution meeting with the Crown, and the prosecutor agreed to withdraw all charges if the client completed a combined counseling and community service informal diversion program. – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. M.E. [2012] – Client, a university student with strong grades, was charged with Fraud, Possession of Credit Card Data, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime following police surveillance of client and co-accused allegedly purchasing power tools and machinery with false credit cards. Police alleged that client had multiple fake credit cards in his possession. Following extensive discussions with Crown’s office, client completes onerous diversion program arranged through the firm and enters Peace Bond – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. S.L. [2010] – Client charged with Receiving Stolen Proceeds of Crime following police surveillance and sting operation at an Ontario casino.  Client is observed receiving large amounts of cash from co-accused, who was simultaneously being observed for Fraud and Theft related charges related to gaming activity.  Following discussions with the Crown, all charges against my Client were dropped.  CHARGES WITHDRAWN – NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. S.S. [2010] – Client charged with seven counts of Fraud Over $5000, Receiving Stolen Property, Theft Over $5000 and various other charges relating to activity in a casino over the course of several months – police disclosure included over a dozen eyewitness accounts and the production of several casino video surveillance DVD’s. Following several discussions with the Crown over a five month period, Client pleads to minor charges – significant mitigating factors brought to court’s attention at sentencing hearing – prosecutor seeking a criminal record, however judge agrees with defence submissions and imposes a conditional discharge.  CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE – NO JAIL –  NO CRIMINAL RECORD