Ms. L. retained our office when she was charged with the offence of Fraud. Finances had become tight for Ms. L. and in a desperate act, she forged her parents’ signature on one of their checks and deposited it into her own bank account. The bank identified it was fraudulent immediately and she found herself before the justice system. The client was in her thirties and had no prior criminal record. While jail was a possibility, the ultimate goal was to ensure that no criminal conviction resulted as Ms. L. was a teacher. Our office was able to sit down with experienced Crown Counsel in order to negotiate a creative resolution whereby the money was paid back, a charitable donation was made, as well as a budgeting course was completed. Following the completion of all of the above, the charges against her were withdrawn. A great win indeed.