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A client of Mr Morin avoids a criminal record on two counts of fraud

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

March 2016;

One of Mr Morin's clients was accused of two counts of fraud and two counts of using a credit card he knew had been falsified or fabricated. He went in two different stores with accomplices to use a fabricated credit card to obtain goods.

Following negotiations with the Crown prosecutor at the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieucourthouse, it was agreed that the client would benefit from a conditional discharge, considering his case was one of exception; a criminal record would result not only in the loss of his job, but in the loss of other employment opportunities in his field of work. This result was made possible by solid preparation and the creation of a highly documented file to show the facts specific to the client's situation. More specifically, he had serious employment opportunities in the United States that would have fallen apart if he had a record, and his participation in the fraud wasn't as important as his accomplice's.

A conditional discharge allows an accused who has been declared guilty to avoid a criminal record if certain criteria are met. "Conditional" means a probation period will be imposed, during which the accused will normally have to complete community work and make a donation to charity. 

Your personal situation can have an important impact on the outcome of your case. By consulting a lawyer, you can be assured your rights will be duly protected and the best possible defense will be presented in court.

Notice : Not all of Mr Morin's clients avoid a criminal record. This section must not be considered as a judicial opinion or a guarantee he can obtain the same result in your case. Court representations depend on the myriad of facts composing each particular case, the existence of a prior record and your personal situation. Make an appointment for an evaluation of your specific case.

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