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. 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 The prosecutor agreed that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction and all charges were withdrawn at the next court appearance. – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. B.G. [2012] – Client, a corporate professional, was charged with Domestic Assault, Uttering Death Threats, Mischief, and Being Unlawfully in a Dwelling following break-up with girlfriend of two years.  Crown alleged injuries and was seeking a significant jail term notwithstanding credibility and motive to fabricate issues brought to Crown’s attention during pre-trial discussions. Following a three day trial, client is found NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES.

R. v. C.R. [2013] – Client charged with Domestic Assault, Assaulting a Peace Officer, Uttering Threats, and Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest following incident where client strikes officer in the chest during domestic violence investigation. While attempting to take client into custody, other officers are struck. Client then allegedly threatens officer while in squad car – CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD