Driving Charges and Prohibition Letters

R. v. N.G. [2017]
Client charged with Drive While Prohibited was facing mandatory minimum jail sentence and one year driving prohibition due to previous conviction for the same offence. As a result of a strategic plan put into place by Mr. Shapray, client was able to obtain a license and demonstrate life changes and a re-focused emphasis on good driving. Case ultimately resolved with a plea to 2 lesser charges under the Motor Vehicle Act for a fine only – NO JAIL and NO DRIVING PROHIBITION.

R. v. A.Z. [2017]
Client was served with a 4 month Notice of Intent to Prohibit him from diving due to a poor driving record. Mr. Shapray was retained to make written submissions to RoadSafety B.C. on behalf of the client resulting in the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles CANCELLING the proposed driving prohibition and client was allowed to continue driving.

R. v. G.D. [2017]
Client was served with a 5 month Notice of Intent to Prohibit from driving by RoadSafety BC. Mr. Shapray drafted written submissions to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles on behalf of the client resulting in the proposed driving prohibition being cancelled.

R. v. P.S. [2017]
Client charged with Drive While Prohibited and was facing a minimum one-year driving prohibition if convicted. This would have been devastating on client’s employment which required her to drive. Client’s positive background and issues with the evidence raised by Mr. Shapray who ultimately was able to resolve the case for the client before trial with a plea to a lesser offence of not having a drivers license – NO FURTHER DRIVING PROHIBITION.

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.

R. v. H.G. [2016]
Charges of Drive While Prohibited DROPPED on trial date after negotiations between Mr. Shapray and the Crown Prosecutor.

R. v. D.S. [2016]
Speeding charges DROPPED at trial after negotiations with prosecuting police officer.

R. v. C.L. [2016]
Speeding charges DROPPED after application launched to throw out charges as a result of unreasonable delay from date of incident to trial date.

R. v. J.S. [2016]
Client was charged with Driving While Prohibited which has a minimum 1 year driving prohibition for a first offence and 14 days in jail for a second or subsequent conviction. Mr. Shapray entered into negotiations with prosecutor which led to client being permitted to plead guilty to lesser offence of No Driver’s License resulting in no minimum driving prohibition.

R. v. K.H. [2015]
Client charged with Driving While Prohibited and facing minimum 1 year driving prohibition and minimum fine.  Negotiations between Mr. Shapray and the prosecutor resulted in charge being reduced to Driving Without a License and case reduced with much shorter driving prohibition (2 months) and reduced fine.

R. v. J.B. [2015]
Client charged with Driving While Disqualified and Driving While Prohibited in Nelson, B.C.   Mr. Shapray challenged the quality of the evidence prior to trial resulting with the charges being DROPPED – NO DRIVING PROHIBITION.

R. v. G.C. (2014)
Client in Dawson Creek, B.C. who ran a business that required him to drive for a living charged with Driving While Prohibited after truck safety stop. Charges DROPPED on the morning of trial when prosecutor did not have enough evidence to prove the charges - NO DRIVING PROHIBITION.

R. v. S.S. [2014]
Charge of Driving While Prohibited reduced to lesser offence of not having a driver's license under the Motor Vehicle Act (section 24). Minimum 1-year driving prohibition avoided as a result of pre-trial negotiations.

R. v. M.L. [2013]
Client charged with excessive speeding. Mr. Shapray resolved the case with a plea as a Registered Owner instead of as a driver which resulted in a significant reduction in fine and NO POINTS on driving record.

R. v. K.B. [2013]
Charges of Drive While Prohibited reduced to Driving Without A Driver's License under the Motor Vehicle Act resulting in a reduction from a minimum 12-month driving prohibition to 2 months.

R. v. J.T. [2013]
Client charged with Driving While Prohibited. Charge reduced to lesser and included offence of not having a driver's license.

R. v. D.H. [2013]
Client charged with Driving While Prohibited. Charge reduced to the lesser and included offence of No Driver's License – No Driving Prohibition.

R. v. K.K. [2013]
Charges of Drive While Prohibited resolved with plea to lesser offence of Drive
Without a License under the Motor Vehicle Act.

R. v. M.K. [2013]
Charges of Drive While Prohibited resolved with plea to lesser offence of Drive
Without a License under the Motor Vehicle Act.

R. v. A.H. [2012]
Charge of Driving While Prohibited reduced on plea after successful negotiations by Mr. Shapray – client pled guilty to lesser offence of Driving Without a License under the Motor Vehicle Act, which does not carry with it a minimum 1-year driving prohibition.

R. v. M.B. [2012]
Charge of Drive While Prohibited reduced to lesser offence of drive without a license after extensive pre-trial negotiations between Mr. Shapray and the prosecutor. Client avoided minimum 1-year driving prohibition and received only a $500 fine.

R. v. B.T. [2012]
Client found NOT GUILTY of charge of Driving While Prohibited involving Peace Arch Border crossing stop after a trial concerning issue of knowledge of location.

R. v. D.Z. [2011]
Charges of Driving While Prohibited reduced through Mr. Shapray's negotiation with prosecutor - client entered plea to charge of failing to produce a driver's license which does not have a minimum 1-year driving prohibition.

R. v. S.D. [2010]
Charge of Driving While Prohibited DROPPED on morning of trial after challenge to documentary evidence - prosecutor convinced that available evidence did not support allegation that driver was driving while prohibited.

R. v. B.R. [2010]
Client received CONDITIONAL SENTENCE in case involving charges of gun possession and break and enter. Investigation involved wiretap and extensive police investigation. Prosecutor was seeking at least 2 years in real jail at contested sentencing hearing - client permitted to serve sentence at home.

R. v. H.D. [2010]
Client found NOT GUILTY of charge of driving without due care and attention under s. 144 of the Motor Vehicle Act. Challenge to evidence of Identification and nature of the driving evidence being alleged.

R. v. H.K. [2009]
Charges of Drive While Prohibited reduced to plea to Driving without a License under the Motor Vehicle Act.

R. v. D.W. [2009]
Speeding charges withdrawn on trial date for want of prosecution.

R. v. J.L. [2009]
Charge of Drive While Prohibited resolved mid-trial with plea to Driving without a Driver's License resulting in no minimum 1-year driving prohibition.

R. v. L.R. [2009]
Speeding charges dismissed at trial.

R. v. M.C. [2009]
Two charges of Driving While Prohibited withdrawn by prosecutor prior to trial after challenge to police evidence - No Driving Prohibition.

R. v. K.V. [2008]
Charges of Drive While Prohibited dropped when prosecutor could not produce evidence of driving and knowledge of prohibition.

R. v. I.B [2008]
Charge of Drive without Due Care and Attention withdrawn at trial due to lack of evidence.

R. v. M.S. [2007]
Charges of Drive While Prohibited reduced to Driving Without License thereby avoiding minimum 1-year driving prohibition.