Police raided Client’s home and seized multiple items during a search warrant execution investigating some occupants for sexual assault. Among the items seized were important computer components. Client retained Vancouver Criminal Lawyer Emmet J. Duncan to negotiate the return of items as well as classification of Client as a non-suspect / target. Mr. Duncan negotiated with police sexual assault detectives and secured the release of the most important items and a commitment to release the balance in short order. Mr. Duncan also advised Client in his dealings with police so that Client officially classified as a non-suspect in the sexual assault investigation.
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.
Multiple Charges of Theft, Violence – Bail Granted
R. v. J.S. (2010 B.C. Provincial Court)
Client arrested and charged with four counts of theft, one count of criminal harassment, one count of threatening and one count of a nighttime break and enter. These offences took place on six different occasions. Crown sought Client’s detention in custody until all of the files were dealt with either by a trial or guilty plea. If the “detention order” was made, Client would face at least four to six months in custody before even being found guilty or innocent. Vancouver Criminal Lawyer Emmet J. Duncan explained to the Provincial Court judge that all of the incidents took place while Client was battling a drug addiction and homelessness. Client arranged for residential treatment and Mr. Duncan persuaded the Judge that Client had a serious intention to address his problems. Bail GRANTED on own recognizance with NO cash deposit and NO requirement for a surety.
Fraud Investigation – No Charges
Cross-border investigation 2009-2010
Client investigated on suspicion that he played an integral role in a complex “Ponzi Scheme” involving hundreds of thousands of dollars and numerous credit and financing companies. Vancouver Criminal Lawyer Emmet J. Duncan advised Client throughout process and liaised with investigating detectives, persuading them that Client’s involvement was as an innocent “dupe” who was just as victimized as the companies involved. NO CHARGES. NO ARREST. NO CRIMINAL RECORD. CLIENT CLEARED.