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I have over 20 years of experience successfully representing clients charged or under investigation for criminal offences. I take pride in providing high-quality legal representation to all of my clients and will work diligently towards a positive resolution of your criminal problems. If you’ve been arrested, charged, or are under investigation, click below to take action.

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Personal Attention, Professional Service

As an experienced Surrey and Vancouver criminal defence lawyer, I provide my clients with quality representation and personal service.

  • I will keep you informed of all aspects of your case.
  • I will always advise you of all your options, including the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
  • I will clearly explain the law as it applies in your case and the challenges you are facing.
  • When you call, you will speak directly to me. If I am not available, I will get back to you promptly.

I defend all types of criminal charges. Whether you have been charged with a drug crime, a sex offence, fraud, assault or any other offence, including vehicle offences such as impaired driving, I will provide you with detailed, skilled and experienced representation at every stage. I handle all types of procedural matters, including seeking pardons, appeals and the return of property from civil forfeiture actions.

I not only defend people facing criminal prosecution, but also provide detailed counsel concerning newly emerging ventures such as medical marijuana grow operations. I can help ensure you are in legal compliance and avoid drug charges by providing detailed business and legal consulting services if you want to open up or invest in legal marijuana companies, whether in Canada or in the United States.

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A Strong Record of Clear Advice and Success

I invite you to view some of my past case results to get a sense of my abilities and read some of the testimonials from previous clients to see what they say about my representation.


    Domestic assault charges dropped after Mr. Shapray had prolonged negotiations with Crown prosecutor and set up and managed an extensive treatment and counselling program for client who had alcohol and anger issues.

    OUTCOME: charges dropped, no criminal record
  • Drug Charges CASE

    Client charged with trafficking in cocaine in relation to a dial-a-dope operation. Mr. Shapray was retained shortly after charges and managed a rehabilitation program for client for 2 years prior to entering plea and conducting sentencing hearing. Crown prosecutor seeking 6 month jail sentence.

  • Impaired Driving CASE

    Client charged with DUI in relation to an incident that also had medical issues arising for client during police investigation. Issues with the nature and legality of the police investigation was raised by Mr. Shapray prior to trial date.

  • Theft and Fraud CASE

    Mr. Shapray was retained by Client who was under investigation by police for fraud involving allegation that client had overbilled insurance company for services that were not provided. Mr. Shapray entered into negotiations directly with the insurance company resulting in settlement which led to police deciding not to lay charges.

  • Motor Vehicle Act Charges

    Client initially charged with serious criminal charges arising out of incident at party. Mr. Shapray retained early in the investigation to provide strategic advice which led to criminal charges NOT being approved. Serious Motor Vehicle Act charges laid after a number of months.

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If you would like to meet with me to discuss your case or any legal problems that you are facing, please contact me to set up a free in-person consultation at your convenience. Call 604-725-4300 or contact my law firm online. My offices are in Vancouver and Surrey, and I represent clients throughout British Columbia.

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