Our client had been contacted by the police, who alleged that she had fraudulently returned items to a department store on two different occasions. She wanted her to surrender herself to the authorities. She had never been in trouble with the law and was quite concerned about the consequences of being arrested, charged, and potentially convicted.
As a result, defence counsel contacted the investigating officer and gathered more information about the allegations. After some discussions, defence counsel persuaded the investigating officer to offer our client “pre-charge diversion.” Our client completed the pre-charge diversion program.
RESULT: Our client was not charged with any criminal offence.