Two women charged with theft acquitted because of the Jordan decision of the Supreme Court (excessive delays in procedures)

Two persons who are members of the same family were arrested by Montreal police on charges of shoplifting for a value of $ 200 in a department store. The ladies were summoned to Municipal Court to face charges of theft and conspiracy (Sections 334 and 465 Criminal Code). They met Mrs. Vallelonga to ask her to defend them on criminal charges. The two women charged denied committing the offence and

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A client charged with robbery is acquitted

Mr. Christos Karteris, a criminal lawyer of the Cormier Simard firm, was representing a client charged with robbery (Section 344 (1) b) Criminal Code) and conspiracy (Section 465 Criminal Code). This is a serious offence liable to imprisonment for life. The Prosecutor had four witnesses testify during the trial. During the cross-examination, Mr. Karteris exposed a contradiction of the main witness with a prior statement filmed on video. Afterwards, Mr.

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A client charged with shoplifting and conspiracy to commit theft receives an absolute discharge

A client of defence attorney Xavier Cormier was charged with shoplifting for a value of $100 (section 334 Criminal Code of Canada) and conspiracy to commit theft. Mr Cormier explain to his client which measures could be taken that could help her case. Mr. Cormier discussed the case with the Prosecutor. The client pleaded guilty to the charge. Given the fact that she made a donation to a benevolent organisation

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A client is acquitted on fraud charges and receives a discharge for charges of falsified credit card possession

A client of Mr. Xavier Cormier was charged on two accounts of fraud (Section 380, 463 d) ii) and 465 (1) (d) Criminal Code of Canada) and one account of falsified credit card possession (Section 342 (1) c) ii) f) Criminal Code). The evidence concerning fraud was not conclusive. However, the client admitted he was guilty of possession of a falsified card. Mr. Cormier undertook negotiations with the Prosecutor. The

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