Recent Cases

Click on the links below to review a sampling of recent cases done by Mr. Shapray:

Drug Charges

R. v. A.A. [2018]
Client charged with dial-a-dope offences in Surrey, B.C. involving police surveillance and flight from police. Mr. Shapray ran a preliminary inquiry where multiple officers were cross-examined extensively on their notes and reports. Challenges were made to the officer’s credibility and reliability as well as the grounds for the arrest of the accused. After the preliminary inquiry, Mr. Shapray made submissions to the Federal Prosecutor that the case fell short of the charge approval standard and that the police did not have sufficient grounds to arrest and search the accused. After consideration and discussions, the prosecutor AGREED TO DROP THE CHARGES prior to setting a trial date.

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Impaired Driving Charges

R. v. D.G. [2018]
Client was involved in a one car accident on Saltspring Island. Client had been battling alcoholism and was facing a potential jail sentence and criminal record arising out of the incident. After a successful residential treatment program for alcohol was completed, case was resolved with a plea to the lesser offence of driving without due care under the Motor Vehicle Act and client avoided jail and did not end up with a criminal record.

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Assault and Threats

R. v. L.G. [2018]
Female client charged with Criminal Harassment in relation to a nasty dispute with her ex-husband who also lived on the same street as her. Very acrimonious divorce and multiple allegations of harassing behavior. Client dealing with substance abuse issues as well as stress of charges. Mr. Shapray was retained early in the proceedings and managed a treatment and counseling program and engaged in protracted negotiations with Crown Counsel which ultimately led to case being resolved with a Peace Bond and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

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Sexual Offences

R. v. O.M. [2018]
Client and his friend were charged with sexual assault that arose on what had started as a consensual sexual interaction involving three people. The allegations were attacked factually and multiple meetings and discussions with the prosecutor which ultimately resulted in charges being DROPPED and client entered into a PEACE BOND – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

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Weapons Offences

R. v. T.M. [2018]
Client under investigation for various gun charges. Mr. Shapray retained during the investigation stage of proceedings and dealt with the investigating police officer and the Crown prosecutor resulting in NO CHARGES.

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Theft and Fraud Charges

R. v. J.F. [2017]
Client was arrested at the border for not declaring an expensive watch that had been purchased while abroad. Case was sent to the CBSA investigators to determine if criminal charges would be pursued. Mr. Shapray was retained to deal with the investigators and was successful in working with them to NOT pursue criminal charges and release the watch upon payment of civil fines and duties – NO CHARGE.

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Driving Charges and Prohibition Letters

R. v. S.S. [2018]
Client charged with Driving While Disqualified under the Criminal Code and Drive While Prohibited under the Motor Vehicle Act. Client had a lengthy driving record and the prosecutor was initially seeking a jail sentence which would be devastating as he is a single parent. Mr. Shapray was retained after client was unhappy with the progress made by his original lawyer. As a result of challenging some factual issues in the case and negotiations with the prosecutor the case was resolved with a non-jail sentence which allowed client to keep his job.

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90-Day Driving Prohibition Results

R. v. M.Z. [2016]
Client facing an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) as a result of a police check in his own driveway. IRP challenged with written review and included lengthy affidavit evidence from client challenging the facts alleged by the police officer. Adjudicator found insufficient evidence to support IRP and driving prohibition revoked – LICENSE BACK TO CLIENT AND VEHICLE RELEASED FROM IMPOUND LOT.

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Appeals and Bail Hearings Results

R. v. J.P. [2017]
Client in-custody and facing multiple charges of PPT for drugs and possession of firearms facing a reverse onus situation on bail hearing. Client also suffering from addiction issues which led to Mr. Shapray arranging for recovery house and comprehensive release plan – client RELEASED from jail pending trial.

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