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R. v. D, North Vancouver, 2014

Charge/Matter
Dangerous Driving (Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle)

Circumstances
Client driving taxi drove off with a customer hanging from his vehicle after fare dispute.

Result
Client pleaded guilty to Motor Vehicle Act offence and acquitted of Criminal Code charge.
No driving suspension and no criminal record.

R. v. P., Richmond, 2014

Charge/Matter
Threatening

Circumstances
Client charged with threatening ex-girlfriend.

Result
Crown persuaded by N. Preovolos to stay charge.
No criminal record.

R. v. C, Port Coquitlam, 2014

Charge/Matter
Break and enter into commercial premises

Circumstances
Client’s blood found on cash register in store that had been broken into.
Client arrested several months after break-in based on DNA match between sample of client’s DNA on file and DNA associated to blood on cash register.

Result
Client found not guilty after trial.

R. v. C., Surrey, 2014

Charge/Matter
Unlawful possession of firearm contrary to Criminal Code
Smuggling/attempted smuggling of firearm into Canada contrary to Customs Act

Circumstances
Client entering Canada by car on road trip, carrying non-restricted firearm in trunk for safety.

Result
Absolute discharge granted.
No fine, no criminal record.

R. v. G., Port Coquitlam, 2014

Charge/Matter
Shoplifting

Circumstances
Client shoplifted pair of gloves and caught by store security.

Result
At request of N. Preovolos, client’s case referred to alternative measures.
No criminal record.

R. v. H., Port Coquitlam, 2014

Charge/Matter
Mischief

Circumstances
Client broke side view mirror of girlfriend’s car during argument.

Result
Conditional discharge ($500 restitution order made).
No criminal record for mischief offence.

R. v. H., New Westminster, 2014

Charge/Matter
Assault (Spousal/Domestic Violence)

Circumstances
Client arguing with wife late at night.  Accused of slapping wife.

Result
After submissions from N. Preovolos and meeting between Crown and wife, charge stayed.
No criminal record.

R. v. G., Vancouver, 2013

Charge/Matter
Kidnapping, Unlawful Confinement, Extortion

Circumstances
Client caught on video under surveillance by police participating in a kidnapping, including the release of the kidnapping victim from the client’s car.

Result
Crown asked for sentence of 8 to 9 years jail; after hearing sentencing submissions of N. Preovolos, judge sentenced client to 3 years.

R. v. O and H., Vancouver, 2013

Charge/Matter
Human Trafficking, Misrepresentation and Illegal Employment of Foreign National contrary to Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Circumstances
Clients, husband and wife, brought nanny with them from overseas while exploring move back to Canada.
Nanny alleged induced by false promises to come to Canada, locked in house and working 16 hours per day, 7 days per week, never allowed to call home, and had passport witheld from her.

Result
Wife acquitted of all charges by jury.
Husband convicted of all charges, appealing conviction; at sentencing, judge did not accept that nanny was subject to humiliating working conditions or deprived of her passport.

R. v. L., New Westminster, 2013

Charge/Matter
Fraud

Circumstances
Client fraudulently used gift card from major retailer to purchase goods for herself.

Result
Police asked not to lay charges provided client admitted her actions and reimbursed victim for loss.
No charges laid.  No criminal record.

R. v. C, Vancouver, 2013

Charge/Matter
Criminal Harassment

Circumstances
Client confronted resident of her building numerous times regarding alleged relationship between resident and client’s partner, and continued to confront resident after initial police intervention without charges.

Result
Criminal harassment charge stayed and peace bond ordered.
No criminal record.

R. v. M, Vancouver, 2012

Charge/Matter
Six counts of counseling, inducing, aiding or abetting persons to directly or indirectly misrepresent or withhold material facts to induces error in administration of Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, contrary to Section 126

Circumstances
Client accused by CBSA and Citizenship and Immigration Canada of falsifying visa applications for clients of his immigration consulting business.
Client maintained his innocence throughout.

Result
Client acquitted after trial.  No criminal record.

R. v. H., Port Coquitlam, 2011

Charge/Matter
Shoplifting (Theft)

Circumstances
Client charged with theft for walking out of supermarket with groceries without paying.

Result
Client acquitted after trial.  No criminal record.

R. v. L., Vancouver, 2010

Charge/Matter
Debit Card Fraud

Circumstances
Client caught by police with numerous blank debit cards that were not hers shortly after using them at a bank machine.

Result
Charges dropped.  No criminal record.

R. v. A., Richmond, 2008

Charge/Matter
Making False Declaration to Customs, Evading Duties, and Smuggling

Circumstances
Client failed to declare two watches worth over $75,000 to Customs upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport.

Result
Client pleaded guilty to evading duties.
Conditional discharge granted.
No criminal record.

R. v. H., Vancouver, 2007

Charge/Matter
Assault/Resisting Arrest, Obstruction of Justice

Circumstances
Client involved in altercation with Skytrain officers.

Result
Guilty plea to assault.  Conditional discharge granted.
No criminal record.

R. v. P., Vancouver, 2007

Charge/Matter
Assault (Spousal/Domestic)

Circumstances
Client charged with assaulting girlfriend.

Result
Conditional discharge granted on sentencing.  No criminal record.

R. v. R., Surrey, 2007

Charge/Matter
Illegal Importation of Goods into Canada/Smuggling

Circumstances
Client driving across Canada-US border caught with packaging for over $175,000 in jewellery found in his friend’s vehicle which reached the border just before him.

Result
Charges dropped.  No criminal record.

R. v. C., Surrey, 2006

Charge/Matter
Assault (Spousal/Domestic)

Circumstances
Client allegedly assaulted wife in presence of several eyewitnesses. Wife, two children, and two relatives testified for Crown; client and one other person testified for defence (5 prosecution witnesses vs. 2 defence witnesses).

Result
Acquitted by judge.  No criminal record.

R. v. A., Vancouver Supreme Court, 2006

Charge/Matter
Kidnapping, Unlawful Confinement, Assault with a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for Purpose Dangerous to Public Peace

Circumstances
Client apprehended an individual who was wanted by police and surrendered him to police station. After surrendering the individual, client charged with kidnapping and other offences.

Result
Jury acquitted client of all charges except lesser included offence of assault.

R. v. S., Vancouver, 2006

Charge/Matter
Assault with a Weapon, Threatening, Possession of Marihuana

Circumstances
Client allegedly threatened a bus driver with a skateboard.

Result
Possession of marihuana charged dropped.
Acquitted of assault with a weapon.
Conditional discharge ordered in respect of threatening charge.
No criminal record.

R. v. T., Vancouver, 2006

Charge/Matter
Shoplifting (Theft)

Circumstances
Client under emotional distress shoplifted from a store.

Result
Charges dropped.  No criminal record.

R. v. S., New Westminster Supreme Court, 2005

Charge/Matter
Application to Reverse Guilty Plea in Sexual Assault Case

Circumstances
Client charged with sexual assault entered a guilty plea while represented by another lawyer, and later regretted pleading guilty.

Result
Guilty plea set aside.

R. v. L., Chilliwack Supreme Court, 2004

Charge/Matter
Appeal of Denial of Bail

Circumstances
Client represented herself at a bail hearing in Provincial Court and was denied bail, leaving her with the prospect of spending several months in jail waiting for trial.

Result
Appeal of Provincial Court decision allowed.
Client released on bail pending trial.