Notable Cases

R. v. H.A.

Client was charged with gang sexual assault. After a lengthy trial, H.A. was acquitted with the judge saying: “I know your client did it, but based on the evidence you presented to this Court, I can not find him guilty.”

R. v. J.R.

Client was charged with armed robbery. Client and his two co-accused was seen on surveillance entering a restaurant. One of the three pulls what looks like a firearm on the two complainants. Another was alleged to have grabbed the complainant’s gold chain. Several counts of utter death threats were alleged as well. After several pretrials, crown reduced the charge with assault and assault with weapon. Trial was set. Complainants did not want to testify. Crown pushing for a plead of guilt. Other two co-accused agreed. Ms. Gupta did not agree. Ms. Gupta argued for outright withdrawal. All charges were withdrawn on the day of trial.

R. v. D.S.

Client was charged with a fail to appear count. He was previously acquitted with the underlying charge of possession of firearm related charges. The crown attorney lost the information and relayed the information months later. It was after the statutory limitation period and we did not consent to waive the limitation period. We proceeded to set a preliminary inquiry with a judge and jury trial for a fail to appear count. The crown attorney was after Ms. Gupta’s client so proceeded with the election without any indication to drop the charge. We appeared for the preliminary inquiry. The judge said: “Are we really doing this?” Crown responded “Yes, Your Honor.” After client was arraigned, cross-examination of the witnesses began. Crown was in a position of no prospect of conviction and withdrew the charge.

R. v. E.C.

Client was charged with trafficking cocaine and heroin. There were several informations before the Courts for related such charges. We set each of them for a total of 11 trials in the Bradford jurisdiction. Outside judges had to be cycled in to set these trials. After completion of one trial for one of the informations, client was found not guilty. All other charges were subsequently withdrawn by the crown attorney.

R. v. H.A.

Client was charged with Uber Robbery. After several days of cross-examination and showing that there were serious reasonable doubt in the allegations, client was acquitted.

R v. A.S.

Client was charged with breaching his bail conditions. He was found and arrested outside the complainant’s house, which he was prohibited from being at. At trial, Ms. Gupta had gone to the crime scene. Armed with that knowledge, she successfully cross-examined the police witnesses. Crown could not prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt and client was found not guilty.

R. v. T.C.

Client charged with human trafficking related charges and possession of firearm. Lengthy preliminary inquiry conducted. All charges against client were discharged.

R. v. J.P.

Client and two other co-accused charged with several break and enters by York Regional Police. Several tracking warrants and surveillance was conducted. Several search warrants executed. Stolen items from the commercial break and enters were found in clients home. After several pretrials with the judge, all charges against client withdrawn.

R. v. R.W.

Client charged with theft of a motor vehicle. After lengthy discussions with the crown about weaknesses of the crown’s case, Crown withdrew the charges.

R. v. F.M.

Client charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, fentanyl, heroine and several counts of trafficking firearms and criminal conspiracy. Client alleged to be caught on the wires. This was a project case involving several weeks of preliminary inquiry proceedings. All charges against client after preliminary inquiry were withdrawn.

R. v. R.B.

Charges were a series of domestic assaults. Police fail to provide SOCO photos of client’s injuries and claim to have “lost” the complainant’s SOCO photos. The police said it was not in bad faith. After successfully winning on the “Lost Evidence” Application under s. 7 Charter breach, client was acquitted of all charges.

R. v. L.M.

Client charged with human trafficking, sexual assault, and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and heroin. Conducted a lengthy preliminary inquiry. All charges were discharged against only client, not the co-accused.