FILTER SUCCESS STORIES
The client and the complainant are neighbouring property owners who have been embroiled in disputes concerning their property boundaries and a recently erected fence. During the early fall, the accused, who was before the court, left her own residence equipped with a hammer. She then entered her neighbour’s yard, proceeding to the rear of the property, where she commenced damaging a shared wooden fence.
The client’s goal was to resolve the charges in a way that would not harm her chances at being successful in her permanent residency application. For this, any result leading to no criminal conviction would have been advantageous.
The client indicated his intention not to proceed to a trial at the initial consultation, which left Mr. Aitken with relatively less maneuverability. Therefore, our goal was to resolve the case early and get the best resolution offer for Mr. B.
Mr. H had no criminal record at the time the incident occurred. We did not want to see Mr. H end up with a criminal record when he was acting out of confusion and intoxication, and so we would seek to have the Crown withdraw the charges in favour of non-criminal diversions.
Mr. R was detained by security guards at an entertainment venue late one August evening after he and another party were separated for a consensual fight. Mr. R was injured after the fight and was treated for his injuries by EMS, but subsequently placed in the venue’s holding cells. Security alleges that while Mr. R was in the holding cell he repeatedly kicked the door, damaging both the door and the frame.
CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault x3, Criminal Harassment, Mischief Under & Theft Under – Charges Withdrawn
After a review of all disclosure materials with Mr. C it was evident that the complainant came forward with false allegations.
Our client was a working professional. Charges were withdrawn and the client was able to avoid a criminal record that would have adversely affected her job.
CASE STUDY: Plea Bargain: Robbery; Wearing a Disguise with Intent; & Possession of a Weapon for a dangerous purpose (2 out of 3 withdrawn).
In cases where there is overwhelming evidence for the Crown to make the case out beyond a reasonable doubt, sometimes a conservative approach to a Robbery charge is far more beneficial as opposed to grasping at straws.
CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn: Theft Under $5000 (Shoplifting) & Possession Of Stolen Property Under $5000
Mr. S, a successful executive, had a lot on his mind. His adult autistic son was going through some difficult changes, his wife was coping the recent suicide of someone close to her. While Mr. S was picking up a few groceries and other small items, he forgot to pay for a couple of packs of batteries and a small movie figurine (costing $12.99) that got covered by items at the bottom of his shopping cart.