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Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers

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Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers Success Stories

Our practice is devoted to the defence of those charged with Criminal Code offences. We have experience with files ranging from shoplifting to murder and have appeared in all levels of court within the province of Alberta, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada. While we pride ourselves on our trial work, many of our cases are resolved without the client having to make a court appearance. That said, a firm is only as good as the results they deliver. Below are some recent cases that have been handled by our office.

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R.V.

Our client, a mother of two had been charged with 2 counts of shoplifting. The incidents were mirror images and took place within weeks of one another. It was clear that psychologically Ms. V. was in need of assistance. Mr. Wyman recognized this and was able to coordinate counselling with mental help professionals. After successfully participating in the counselling program Mr. Wyman was able to persuade the Crown to withdraw the charges.

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A.D.

Mr. D. was a successful Calgary business owner that owned a number of taxi cabs here in the city. Over the years, he had developed a strong friendship with one of his employees who eventually assumed some management responsibilities. Mr. D. purchased a camping trailer one summer and elected registered it under the employee’s name for convenience sake. That said, a fall out ensued with the employee and the police became involved. Ultimately, the client was charged with Fraud over $5000. While the transaction was negligent it was far from criminal. Further, it was evident that the ill-willed former employee wasn’t telling the truth. After setting the matter down for trial, Mr. Wyman was able to provide Crown Counsel with documentation demonstrating that the client was the legitimate owner of the trailer and that no fraud had been perpetrated. The client’s charges were subsequently withdrawn without the need for a trial.

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S.F.

Our client and her husband came to our office after being charged with a high-end fraud. The investigation led to involvement from the FBI as well as their Canadian counterpart. It was alleged that the couple along with his father had perpetrated charity fraud in excess of 8 million dollars. It became evident that a conflict of interest might present itself and the couple elected to have Mr. Wyman assume conduct of his wife’s defence. The file was document intensive and was set down for a lengthy preliminary inquiry. After reviewing all the material, it became evident that the Crown had no proof concerning any wrongdoing by our client. The prosecutor agreed with Mr. Wyman’s assessment and discontinued the prosecution in relation to Ms. F.

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L.H.

Mr. H was a landlord here in Calgary. One of the tenants he rented to ran a trucking company. When the lease was up the tenant signed on for another year. Shortly thereafter, the tenant changed their mind and left without notice. When Mr. H. went to the home it had been extensively damaged. Such that H. and his family had to put tens of thousands of dollars to bring it up to code. Furthermore, the tenants continued to not honor the lease agreement. Sometime thereafter, a check arrived for the former tenants. Rather than forward it on, Mr. H. made the unfortunate decision to endorse the check to himself and deposit it into his account. To make matters worse, L. then contacted the former tenants and attempted to use the cheques as leverage to prompt payment. The plan backfired and L. was charged with Fraud over $5000, Forgery and Extortion. L. was a permanent resident and at the outset failed to appreciate the severity of the allegations. That said, his case was a sympathetic one. The sentencing Judge agreed and granted the client an absolute discharge. Given this outcome, the client was able to avoid a conviction on his record.

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M.C.

Our client was charged with theft under $5000 because of an incident that took place at Market Mall here in Calgary. M. was a young mother who had attended a Hudson’s Bay store and walked out without paying for 2 shirts. When confronted by security she immediately apologized and offered to pay for the items. This request was refused and the police were contacted. After retaining our office Mr. Wyman was able to meet with an experienced Crown in order to explain the misunderstanding. Consequently, the charges were withdrawn after 3 court appearances.

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D.N.

Mr. D and his wife came to our office after he had been charged with Fraud over $5000. The two of them owned a restaurant and had branched off to operate a lounge at a sports facility here in town. During their time operating at this lounge it was alleged that the client used the company account for non-work related purchases. It was further alleged that the client falsified invoices to cover up his actions. The sum of the alleged Fraud was close to $50,000. The client and his wife denied the allegations and asserted that the sports facility was shadily managed and unprofitable for years. It was their belief that it was one of the shareholders who in fact was responsible for the thefts. The matter was set down for a 2-week Judge and Jury trial. After representing the client for more than 2 years and spending countless hours on this file Mr. N. is now able to say that he has no criminal record.