Case History

Driving Offence

R v. P, T
Charges: Impaired Operation (Drugs)
Result: Client was charged with impaired driving after he crashed his car into a ditch and made utterance to consuming marijuana. The client was acquitted after trial following counsel’s successful cross-examination of the arresting and DRE officer.

R v. S, G
Charges: Impaired Operation & Over 80
Result: Client’s criminal charges were withdrawn by the crown after successful resolution discussions.Client plead guilty to charge of Careless Driving under the Highway Traffic Act for a fine. This avoided a criminal conviction and allowed the client to maintain his driving privileges. Client was here on a student visa; a conviction would have had severe consequences including deportation.

R v. A, A
Charges: Impaired Operation & Over 80
Result: Client was charged for impaired operation and over 80 resulting from an incident while working for Uber Eats. After lengthy discussions with the crown and highlighting numerous Charter violations, his criminal charges were withdrawn. Client plead guilty to charge of Careless Driving under the Highway Traffic Act for a fine. This avoided a criminal conviction and allowed the client to maintain his driving privileges. Client was as permanent resident; a conviction would have had severe consequences including deportation.

Drugs & Firearm Offences

R v. L, T
Charges: P4P X3 (Fentanyl – 567.1 Grams, Cocaine – 25 Grams, Fentanyl Patches – 16, Marijuana)
Result: After diligent review of the disclosure and multiple discussions with the prosecutor, client plead guilty to simple possession of cocaine (2.7grams) and all her remaining charges were withdrawn.

R v. F, D
Charges: P4P Fentanyl, Possession of Heroin, Carry a Concealed Weapon & Possession of a Weapon for Purpose Dangerous to the Public
Result: As result of ongoing discussions with the prosecutor and highlighting multiple Charter breaches, prior to preliminary hearing, the prosecutor withdrew all charges.

R v. L, T
Charges: Unauthorized Possession of Firearm and related chargesResult: After successful discussions between crown counsel and the Judicial Pre-Trial Judge, all charges withdrawn by the Crown Attorney.

R v. E, T
Charges: P4P Crack Cocaine (60 Grams), P4P Xanax, P4P Marihuana, Possession of Oxycodone & Possession of Proceeds of Crime
Result: On the day of trial in the SCJ, counsel negotiated a plea to only one count P4P of Cocaine (31 Grams) and client received a significantly reduced sentence of 90 days to be served intermittent.

Human Trafficking

R v. K, A
Charges: Human Trafficking and Related Offences
Result: The client entered a peace bond and all criminal charges were dismissed prior to the preliminary hearing. Counsel argued the Crown to reviewcontents of the seized cellphoneas they undermined the credibility of the complainant.

Break & Enter

R. v. L, V
Charges: B&E (Residential)
Result: At trial, counsel argued that the individual captured on camera was not his client and the frailties associated with such evidence, leading to an acquittal.

R v. B, T
Charges: B&E (Residential)
Result: After thorough discussions with the Crown, he agreed that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction and all charges against client were withdrawn prior to trial.

Fraud

R v. D, A
Charges: Fraud Over & Related Charges
Result: Client arrested at the bank attempting to defraud the institution. After diligent research pertaining to the implications of a criminal record on her insurance licence by FSCO and detailed discussions with the crown, he agreed to withdraw all charges upon the client making a charitable donation.

YCJA

R v. M, R
Charges: Attempted B&E, Attempted Theft, FTC x 2
Result: On trial date, counsel persuaded the crown to a favourable resolution by highlighting the inherit frailties in their case as it rested primary on video footage which could not support the allegations. Crown agreed to withdraw all charges upon successful completion of community service.

Domestic Charges

R v. H, K
Charges: Assault
Result: Client had a number of domestic related convictions on his record. Despite this, counsel secured a withdrawal of the charge by highlighting the credibility issues with the complainant’s statement. Client received a 12-month peace bond.

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