R. vs. D.L. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Theft Under $5000; Assault.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for the Crown to continue with the criminal prosecution.
Result: Notwithstanding that our client was accused of assaulting the loss prevention officer that apprehended her for shoplifting, we were able to persuade Crown to allow our client into the Alternative Measures Program. No charge approved. No criminal record.