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Shoplifting, Fraud & Obstruct – No Charges

2010-2011 Investigation

Client studying for admission into profession requiring no criminal record arrested for shoplifting; Client attends the store the next day and purchases the same item, then returns on a third day to convince store officials, with the receipt from the purchase, that there had been no original shoplifting. Client arrested again for fraud and obstruction of justice.  Vancouver Criminal Lawyer Emmet J. Duncan persuades Crown Counsel that Client panicked and made poor judgments, due in part to substantial stresses with studies and home life.  Crown counsel agrees to refer Client to alternative measures and to NOT LAY ANY CHARGES.  Client completes diversion successfully and case closed with NO CHARGES, NO JAIL, NO CRIMINAL RECORD.


R. v. J.S. (2010 B.C. Provincial Court)

Client charged with three counts of shoplifting, break and enter and stalking and threatening, all on different dates.  Despite the fact that some of the charges were accumulated while Client was on bail, the judge was persuaded that the Client, who was prepared to enter residential recovery, could be trusted to be at large on bail.  Bail GRANTED.

Fraud Spree – Bail Granted

R. v. B.V.N. (2010 B.C. Provincial Court)

Client arrested on a warrant in a case alleging a “spree” of fraudulent activities, including identify theft, fraudulent identification and fraudulent (or “bad”) cheques between 2009 and 2010.  The amount of money allegedly stolen / defrauded was in excess of $10,000.  Based on Client’s criminal record with a number of convictions including for fraud and the fact that Client was on bail for three outstanding charges, the Crown sought Client’s detention in custody.  Vancouver Criminal Lawyer Emmet J. Duncan successfully persuaded the Provincial Court Judge that Client should be RELEASED on bail and should have the right to DEFEND THE CHARGES from out-of-custody.  Client RELEASED on bail.