Recent Cases

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

Drug Charges

R. v. R.V. [2017]
Client was charged with multiple counts of PPT for various drugs including Fentanyl and Methamphetamine as well as possession of a loaded gun. Case resolved around the stop of a vehicle and the arrest of the accused for some driving offences. A challenge to the grounds for the search of the vehicle was launched as it was alleged that he police had NO LEGAL GROUNDS to search the truck. The JUDGE found that the police had conducted an ILLEGAL search of the truck and found that the accused’s Charter rights had been breached leading to the Judge excluding the evidence of the Drugs and Gun from the trial and the accused being found NOT GUILTY.

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Impaired Driving Charges

R. v. B.V. [2017]
Client received an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) after being stopped by the police and charged with failing his roadside tests. An Oral Hearing was scheduled by Mr. Shapray who argued that there were issues with the police documents and the evidence concerning the second test – DRIVING PROHIBITION REVOKED – CAR RELEASED FROM IMPOUND LOT.

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Assault and Threats

R. v. S.G. [2017]
Client was charged with a number of assaults against his children who were embroiled in a nasty divorce and custody dispute. Mr. Shapray was retained at a late stage in the proceedings and was able to work out a resolution that resulted in two of the charges being dropped and a plea to a single count. A contested sentencing hearing was held and the prosecutor sought to have a Criminal Record imposed on the accused. After hearing submissions, the Judge agreed with Mr. Shapray and imposed a Conditional Discharge resulting in NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

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Sexual Offences

R. v. Y.W. [2017]
Female client under police investigation for a sexual allegation arising out of a situation in a massage parlour. Mr. Shapray was retained during police investigation and engaged in discussions with the investigating police officer and the Crown prosecutor resulting in a decision not to proceed with charges – NO CHAGRE!

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Weapons Offences

R. v. D.A. [2017]
Client charged with weapons offences in relation to incident involving neighbors in a house. Case resolved with plea to lesser offence of Mischief and client received a Conditional Discharge – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

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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. B.G. [2017]
Client charged with Driving While Prohibited and facing a minimum 1 year driving prohibition. Client relied on vehicle and license for employment and Mr. Shapray was able to negotiate and resolution of the file to the lesser and included offence of not having a driver’s license which had no minimum driving prohibition. Client received a 10 month reduction in driving prohibition and was only sentenced to a two month prohibition.

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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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