If you think you are the subject of a police investigation, or if you or a loved one has been charged with a crime—whatever the charge, whatever the situation—you have rights. You have options. And you deserve honesty and respect. Consultations are completely confidential, and are available via telephone, videoconference, and in person at our downtown offices.
I don’t represent criminals. I represent the good names of people accused of criminal offences. A defence lawyer is on your side to protect your interests and preserve your integrity. I can speak on your behalf to the police, to keep you safe before you get to court—and to the prosecutors, to help them see you don’t belong there.
When you hire a trial lawyer, you’re giving him your voice to speak with on the most important days of your life. I take that trust very seriously. When I stand up for you in court, I have one job: to fight to protect your future. And I work every step of the way, do everything within my power, use every resource available under the law to get you home.
Lily had barely turned 20 when she was pulled over for speeding on her way home from a friend’s house. She told the officer she had been drinking, after her arrest her blood alcohol level was found to be far over the legal limit. On the morning of her trial, I showed the prosecutor why he couldn’t win. He agreed to withdraw the charge. The trial was over before it started, and Lily walked away with her record and her future clear.
23-year-old student Andre had his computer searched by airport officials on the way home from a trip. They found 20 child pornography videos. He faced a minimum of one year in jail, and reporting as a sex offender for life. I fought for Andre with my office-mate Mr. Craig Penney and showed the judge he couldn’t be sure that our client even knew the videos were on his computer. He was acquitted after trial of all charges.
Paul had a good job, the love of his friends and family, and the respect of his community. But he also had a problem: he was addicted to crystal meth. His problems grew worse when someone informed police he was dealing. He was arrested, a search warrant was violently executed on his home, and he was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. I helped Paul get the help he needed to get his life back on track and helped the prosecutors and police see him for what he is: not a criminal but a good man going through a difficult time. Today he is clean and sober with no criminal record.
Ravi was a recent immigrant with a wife he barely knew. During an argument over finances, he stepped out for a second to cool off. Minutes later, M.T. was shocked to find the police at his door: she had called 911 and told them he was trying to kill her. He was charged with assault with a weapon and held in custody for bail. Ravi’s first problem was that as a new immigrant, he didn’t know anyone who could bail him out. I got him released without a surety. His next problem was to get someone to believe his side of the story. The police didn’t believe him. The prosecutors didn’t believe him. But I did, and after a four-day trial, so did the judge.
Saul was 12 years old when he broke the jaw of another boy in a fight at his school’s basketball court. Saul said the other boy hit him first, but that’s not what the police heard when the other boy and his family went to the police station and demanded Saul be prosecuted. Saul’s family was devastated: their good name was sullied in the community and the future of their son seemed in jeopardy. Saul was told that if he was found guilty, he would be thrown out of school. I helped the family clear their name and helped Saul learn that our justice system works—I showed the prosecutor the evidence that proved our side of the story and she dropped the charge against him.
Sabine was an 19-year-old girl who fell in with the wrong crowd. A boyfriend talked her into trying to pass counterfeit $100 bills to local businesses while he waited in the car. She was caught and charged with four offences, including Fraud and Possession of Counterfeit Money. If convicted, Sabine’s lifelong dream of becoming a nurse like her mother would be lost. I helped the prosecutors and police see who the real criminal was and they agreed to stop the prosecution of my client.
Case information edited to protect client privacy.
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