I achieve success for my clients by providing them with a strong, thorough defense. You can read about some of my more recent successes below.
R. v. A.H. Charge withdrawn. My client was charged with breaking and entering into a retail store. I met with the Crown prosecutor several times and presented him with strong evidence of my client's innocence. The prosecutor withdrew the charge of breaking and entering and decided not to pursue the lesser charge of public mischief. My client walked away a free man.
R. v. H.S. Charge withdrawn. My client was a young man charged with two counts of robbery. At the judicial pre-trial, I argued that there was a lack of evidence to support the charges. In particular, there was no good evidence identifying my client as one of the robbers. The Crown prosecutor discussed the evidence with the police and the charge was subsequently withdrawn. My client was extremely pleased with the result.
R. v. M.E. Charge withdrawn. My client was charged with possession of a controlled substance after a search of his vehicle turned up a bag of pills. After negotiations with the federal Crown prosector and a pre-trial before a judge, the charges against my client were withdrawn in exchange for a small charitable donation. This was the second time I had represented this client. Several months earlier, charges of theft and assault were also withdrawn.
R. v. P.W. Successful sentencing. My client was arrested and held in custody after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. This was not the first time he had been in trouble with the police. He decided to plead guilty, as he badly wanted to get out of jail and get on with his life. The Crown prosecutor sought an unusually high sentence of 90 days in jail and 18 months of probation. As a result of my representation at the sentencing hearing, my client received only 5 days in jail and no probation.
R v. F.K. Bail granted. My client, who was in Canada attending school, was arrested and held in custody on a charge of domestic assault. He was alone in Canada and had absolutely no family in this country to post bail. Despite his limited support network, I was able to quickly put together a plan for his release that satisfied the court. My client was allowed to return home and resume his life less than 12 hours after he was arrested.
R. v. H.S. Bail granted. This young man was already out on bail when he was arrested for allegedly robbing a 70-year-old man. He was held in custody pending a new bail hearing. His mother had failed to properly supervise him and it seemed that there was no one left to act as a surety. His father had previously served time for a serious drug offence, which made him less than ideal as a potential surety. Nevertheless, after a five hour bail hearing that spanned two days, my client was released under his father's supervision. The court was satisfied by the plan for supervision that I presented and impressed by the father's courage and love for his son.
S.E. a.t.s. M.S. Negotiated settlement. I represented a landlord in a nasty dispute with a former tenant. The tenant had made a long list of complaints against the landlord and was demanding $10,000 in compensation. Unfortunately, there was some evidence of wrongdoing on the part of my client. Nevertheless, after a full day of negotiations the tenant agreed to accept a settlement for less than 10% of her original claim. My client settled the matter and saved thousands of dollars.