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. G.L. [2016] – Client, a university graduate, is charged with Breach of Trust Theft and Fraud Over $5000 relating to her role as payment processor in a commercial business. Degree of planning and premeditation and large amount normally attracts significant jail sentence. Following 11 months of discussions with Crown counsel, judge accepts joint position for probation and suspends sentence – SUSPENDED SENTENCE and NO JAIL

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