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. 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. Z.L. [2013] – Client, a medical professional, charged with Sexual Assault, Utter Threats and Domestic Assault relating to allegations involving common law partner.  Following discussions with the prosecutor, completion of a comprehensive anger management and education program, client agrees to enter into a peace bond.  – CHARGES WITHDRAWN and NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. B.S. [2009] – Client charged with several counts of Domestic Assault and Uttering Death Threats – spouse calls 911 and provides video statement to police – client found guilty of uttering threats – assault charges withdrawn – successfully argue for Absolute Discharge – NO JAIL AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. G.D. [2009] – Client charged with Assault and Uttering Death Threats relating to incident in car with ex-girlfriend – significant injuries and photographs alleged – victim gives video statement and cooperative with police – after several months of negotiation Crown agrees to peace bond – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD

R. v. L.M. [2011] – Client charged with Assault with a Weapon and Uttering Threats relating to confrontation with security guard.  Video surveillance disclosure provided by the Crown alleged that while my client was intoxicated, he repeatedly assaulted a security guard and attempted to push him into downtown traffic.  Following discussions with the Crown, client completed a comprehensive alcohol counseling program – CHARGES WITHDRAWN AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD