Vancouver Property Crimes Lawyer
Whether you are facing a shoplifting charge, allegations of car theft or any other property-related crime, you need a lawyer to defend your rights and advocate in your best interest. You need someone who understands that one incident should not define who you are.
I am Michael R. Shapray, B.A., an experienced criminal defence lawyer with offices in Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia. I have successfully defended clients charged with a wide range of property crimes, including:
- Home invasion
- White collar crime and financial offences
I have achieved positive results for clients in property-related offences. One of the keys to my success is to prepare every case as if it will go to trial. If a resolution arises prior to trial, I will consult with my client and advise him or her of the potential advantages and disadvantages of the settlement option. However, I never assume that any case will be resolved outside of court.
Identifying the Weaknesses in the Crown's Case
I will review the specifics of the evidence against you, looking for weaknesses in the case against you. For example, how were you identified as a suspect in this case? Is there a chance you were misidentified? Was the evidence against you obtained legally?
I will leave no stone unturned in my effort to achieve a positive result for my client.
Many of my clients have never faced a criminal offence before. In these cases, we may explore the possibility of resolving the case through alternative measures. An adult diversion program may be available to resolve the issue outside of the criminal justice system.