Recent Cases

Click on the links below to review a sampling of recent cases done by Mr. Shapray:

Drug Charges

R. v. A.A. [2018]

Client charged with dial-a-dope offences in Surrey, B.C. involving police surveillance and flight from police. Mr. Shapray ran a preliminary inquiry where multiple officers were cross-examined extensively on their notes and reports. Challenges were made to the officer’s credibility and reliability as well as the grounds for the arrest of the accused. After the preliminary inquiry, Mr. Shapray made submissions to the Federal Prosecutor that the case fell short of the charge approval standard and that the police did not have sufficient grounds to arrest and search the accused. After consideration and discussions, the prosecutor AGREED TO DROP THE CHARGES prior to setting a trial date.

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Impaired Driving Charges

R. v. M.S. [2019]

Client originally arrested after car accident and suspicion of impaired driving resulting in blood samples being taken from hospital. Mr. Shapray retained to be point person in police investigation. Challenge to the evidence resulted in no criminal charges being approved and subsequent attempt by police to lay Motor Vehicle Act charges not successful as 1 year limitation period had been exceeded.

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Assault and Threats

R. v. A.D. [2019]

Case involved a family dispute between adult brothers that resulted in serious criminal charges involving allegations of choking and assault. Mr. Shapray was retained a managed a program of rehabilitation and counselling that led to a plea to a lesser charge and sentencing hearing that resulted in client receiving a CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

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Sexual Offences

R. v. G.D. [2019]

Client on Vancouver Island charged with very serious allegations of sexual interference involving teenager in the neighbourhood. Allegations vehemently denied and challenged as being untrue. Prosecutor asked to re-visit charge approval and ultimately agreed that criminal charges were not warranted and case resolved with PEACE BOND prior to trial dates being set.

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Weapons Offences

R. v. J.C. [2019]

Client charged with trespassing after incident at a home that resulted when client had a relapse from dealing with drug and alcohol issues. Counselling and treatment plan put into place and charges ultimately withdrawn to allow for client to enter into a PEACE BOND – NO CRIMINAL RECORD!

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Theft and Fraud Charges

R. v. K.R. [2019]

Client was charged in relation to a significant scheme to steal large pallets of liquor from the liquor distribution branch. Negotiations with prosecutor resulted in focus on limited evidence that client involved in larger operation and that his role was much more limited than others charged. Agreement to have prosecutor proceed Summarily resulting in CONDITIONAL DISCHARGES and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

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Driving Charges and Prohibition Letters

R. v. D.D. [2019]

Elderly client charged with Drive While Prohibited and facing automatic 1-year driving prohibition if convicted. Mr. Shapray negotiated a settlement with the prosecutor which resulted in a plea to the lesser offence of No Driver’s License which led to there being no mandatory driving prohibition. Client allowed to drive during the day and only subject to curfew driving at night which permitted him to continue to drive for work/business and personal matters.

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90-Day Driving Prohibition Results

R. v. M.Z. [2016]

Client facing an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) as a result of a police check in his own driveway. IRP challenged with written review and included lengthy affidavit evidence from client challenging the facts alleged by the police officer. Adjudicator found insufficient evidence to support IRP and driving prohibition revoked – LICENSE BACK TO CLIENT AND VEHICLE RELEASED FROM IMPOUND LOT.

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Appeals and Bail Hearings Results

R. v. J.P. [2017]

Client facing an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) as a result of a police check in his own driveway. IRP challenged with written review and included lengthy affidavit evidence from client challenging the facts alleged by the police officer. Adjudicator found insufficient evidence to support IRP and driving prohibition revoked – LICENSE BACK TO CLIENT AND VEHICLE RELEASED FROM IMPOUND LOT.

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Other Criminal Offences

R. v. J.C. [2019]

Client charged with trespassing after incident at a home that resulted when client had a relapse from dealing with drug and alcohol issues. Counselling and treatment plan put into place and charges ultimately withdrawn to allow for client to enter into a PEACE BOND – NO CRIMINAL RECORD!