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Charge(s): Motor Vehicle Theft x2, Masking with Intent, Possess Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
Location: Oshawa
Our Client(s): Mr. M
Year: 2023
Lawyer/Paralegal: Sudine Riley
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The Background

Successful Defence Through Alibi in Motor Vehicle Theft Charges

Mr. M, a young person, found himself entangled in a legal battle when he was charged with multiple offences, including motor vehicle theft x2, masking with intent, and possessing property obtained by crime over $5,000. These charges carried serious consequences, potentially jeopardizing Mr. M’s freedom and reputation.

Mr. M’s troubles began when he was accused of stealing two motor vehicles and engaging in activities associated with concealing the stolen property. The prosecution alleged that Mr. M was involved in a scheme to commit theft and profit from the illegal acquisition of vehicles.

The Goals

Facing such serious accusations, Mr. M sought legal representation to defend his innocence.

The Strategy

We devised a strategy centered around the concept of alibi. An alibi defence hinges on proving that the accused was elsewhere at the time the crime was committed, thereby casting doubt on their involvement.

Execution of the Defence: We meticulously gathered evidence to support his alibi. They obtained corroborating testimonies, electronic records, and video footage placing Mr. M at a different location during the times of the alleged offences. Witnesses attested to Mr. M’s presence at a family gathering and provided statements affirming his innocence.

Challenges Faced: Despite the strength of the alibi defence, we encountered challenges in navigating the complexities of the case. The prosecution initially remained steadfast in their allegations, presenting circumstantial evidence linking Mr. M to the crimes. However, as the defence built a robust case around Mr. M’s alibi, the prosecution’s arguments began to weaken.

The Results

The defence’s perseverance and the compelling nature of Mr. M’s alibi eventually led to a breakthrough. Faced with mounting evidence contradicting their case, the prosecution made the decision to withdraw the charges against our client. At the JPT the judge acknowledged the strength of the alibi defence, ultimately resulting in Mr. M’s exoneration.

Mr. M’s case serves as a testament to the importance of a thorough and strategic defence in criminal proceedings. By leveraging the alibi defence effectively, we secured a favourable outcome, safeguarding his rights and reputation. The successful resolution of the case highlights the critical role of diligent legal representation in upholding justice and protecting the rights of the accused.


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