Recent Cases

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

Drug Charges Results

R. v. S.G. [2016]
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. Mr. Shapray was successful in persuading the Judge that his client met the test for "exceptional circumstances" and to grant his client a SUSPENDED SENTENCE resulting in NO JAIL TIME.

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Impaired Driving Results

R. v. T.R. [2017]
Client charged with impaired driving and over "80" after accident involving parked cars. Client was a mother of two children and suffering from some mental health issues and alcohol addiction. Mr. Shapray managed a treatment program for the client which ultimately led to successful negotiations with the Crown prosecutor who agreed to a plea to a Motor Vehicle Act charge thus avoiding a Criminal Record.

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Assault and Uttering Threats Results

R. v. A.D. [2017]
Client facing allegations of multiple years of domestic abuse which he adamantly denied. No evidence of injuries or corroboration of any physical violence during years of relationship and potential motive to fabricate evident in police investigation. Mr. Shapray was retained during the early stages of the police investigation and had open and frank discussions with prosecutor that led to further police investigation of a new witness. Prosecutor reviewed evidence of new witness presented by Mr. Shapray during the investigation stage and made decision NOT TO LAY CHARGES. CASE CLOSED!

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Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Offences Results

R. v. D.L. [2017]
Client in the interior of BC charged with sexual interference as a result of a relationship with a woman under the legal age of consent. Mr. Shapray examined police file and conducted defence investigation which resulted in evidence that the woman had lied about her age and that the case could not be prosecuted as client had a valid defence – CHARGES DROPPED – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

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Weapons Charges Results

R. v. G.R. [2017]
Client under investigation for serious weapons offences after a Search Warrant was executed on a storage facility. Mr. Shapray retained during police investigation and was able to demonstrate to the police that all items in the storage facility had been legally imported and did not violate any firearms laws. ALL ITEMS RETURNED and NO CHARGES. CASE CLOSED!

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Theft and Fraud Results

R. v. P.F. [2016]
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 – CASE CLOSED

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Motor Vehicle Act Charges Results

R. v. S.K. [2016]
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. Charges eventually DROPPED by prosecutor after Mr. Shapray filed an application to have the charges DISMISSED as a result of an unreasonable delay.

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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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