Thank you for getting me permission to stay in Canada.
I was so lucky to have you as my lawyer; you did brilliant work in maneuvering my case through the Courts. I got into a bar room brawl in Whistler, where I hit a chap over the head with a bottle, unfortunately I also cut his throat, I was charged with Assault causing bodily harm. The Prosecutor proceeded by way of Indictment. At the bail hearing the Crown wanted the Judge to detain me as I was from the UK. John convinced the Judge, that I was not a flight risk, and I would remain to face the charges. I knew that if I received a criminal record that I would be remove from Canada.
Later John convinced the Crown to proceed summarily; The charges were set down for a trial date, which was the longest six months of my life, John went above and beyond in keeping me informed of his progress. The Crowns position was that they would be looking for six months in Jail. A week before the trial when John was sure all the witnesses had been subpoenaed and
would be turning up for trial, he began to negotiate with the Prosecutor, The Crown would not agree to a conditional discharge, because of the nature of the charge they wanted me to get a criminal record.
When we went before the Judge, John made a wonderful submission, after which the Judge granted me a conditional discharge, which enables me to remain in Canada and pursue my career.
Thank you, John. Brilliant work.”
I went on my hunting trip for the first time in two years. I got a buck. I am pretty stoked. Thank you for your counsel a year ago and helping me get my guns back. I really appreciate you taking my case on. Your professionalism, understanding and guidance helped me to get a piece of my life back.
Thank you again. All the best,”
“Another B.C. lawyer referred me to John; he assured me that John was the person to get the proper results for my case.
I was charged with a Sexual Assault, I became aware that if I received a criminal record for this offence, I would be removed from Canada. I am a national of India, in Canada on a two-year student visa.
John set the charge down for a trial date, which was a wait of four months, during that time, I was extremely worried, but John kept me informed of the progress. He explained to me as the Crown had a video of the alleged Sexual assault, we had just two options, either fight the charges in Court and win, or get the Crown to agree to a conditional discharge. The Crown would not agree to a Conditional discharge, that under the circumstance the Crown position was a criminal conviction was warranted.
Before the schedules trial date, John convinced the Prosecutor to drop the Sexual assault charge, and I would plea to Common Assault, with a joint submission to the Judge that I would be granted a Conditional discharge.
Thank you so much John for you diligent work, as a result I can remain in Canada and completer my studies.”