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Lea Scardicchio
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D. Lea Scardicchio

Ms. Scardicchio is a Barrister and Solicitor Called to the Ontario Bar and is a Member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada. She is also a designated Notary Public and Commissioner of the Oaths through the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Legal Background

Ms. Scardicchio has appeared and has been successful in various levels of court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She regularly appears at the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse in Brampton. Ms. Scardicchio attended The University of Western Ontario where she completed Graduate level courses in criminal law, including an Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Legal Scholarship and Research Methodology. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Laws degree in England from The University of Buckingham Law School, and she also graduated from The University of Toronto earning an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. Prior to becoming a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and completing her Bar, Ms. Scardicchio completed her Articles of Clerkship under two prominent Criminal Defence Lawyers, including The Honourable Justice Alison Mackay, while in her private practice, and who now presides in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton. Since being called to the Ontario Bar, Ms. Scardicchio regularly attends Continuing Legal Education courses offered by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Criminal Lawyers Association, Peel Lawyers' Association and Ontario Bar Association.


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SOME RECENT CASES

R v. M.Z. (2015)
The client was charged with a two counts of domestic assault in addition to one count of assault with a weapon. At trial the client was acquitted of all charges. In considering this complicated domestic case where the complainant's version of events different greatly from the defendant, the Judge could not convict the defendent in this particular circumstance where the defendent's version of the incidents were also straightforward and could be a truthful account, despite his demeanour at the trial.

R v. M.D. (2015)
The client was charged with shoplifting (theft under $5000) from Walmart. After several pre-trial discussions with the Crown Attorney, the client received a withdrawal of her charge.

R v. A.S. (2015)
The client was charged with assault, assault causing bodilty harm, assault with a weapon, uttering death threats and weapons dangerous. After a pre-trial discussions and a judicial pre-trial, the charges of assault causing bodily harm, assault, assault with a weapon were all withdrawn, and the client plead guilty to weapons dangerous and uttering threats. He received 12-months probation and no jail, depite a previous criminal record and the Crown's intial jail position was 9-months incarcertation.

R v. H.D., R.B. J.B. (Youth) (2015)
The client's each faced charges of mischief over $5000, which is a straight indictable offence. Identification was a live issue in this case. After countless pre-trial discussions with the Crown Attorney, the Crown agreed to withdraw all charges against the accused.

R v. S.K.(Youth) (2015)
The client was charged with possession of marijuana, under section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. After meeting with the Federal Crown Attorney, and some upfront work, the client received a withdrawal.

R v. J.T. (2015)
The client was charged with breach of a Peace Bond and an assault on his girlfriend. He initially faced a Conditional Sentence with probation. A trial was set in this matter, however as a result of continuing negotiations with the Crown, the charge was completely withdrawn prior to the trial and a six-month Peace Bond was agreed upon.

R v. M.E. (2015)
The client was charged with assault on his wife, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada, and was facing a Suspended Sentence after initial Crown review of the case. A trial date was set in this matter, however through continued discussions with the Crown and a complainant who faced serious credibility issues, the charge was withdrawn and a 12-month Peace Bond was agreed upon by the client.

R v. N.O. (2015)
The client was charged with assault causing bodily harm, theft under $5000, and assaulting peace officer. The client initially faced a term of 6-9 months of imprisonment. A trial was set in this matter, however the client contemplated the risks of his trial outcome. After a judicial pre-trial and guilty plea on the day set for a trial, the client was sentenced to only 60 days jail to be served intermittently (on weekends).

R v. I.T. (2015)
The client was charged with theft under $5000 resulting from a transaction at a Walmart. After Crown resolution meetings, the client received a withdrawal of her charge.

R v. A.S. (2015)
The client was charged with theft under $5000 after an incident at a department store. The client's charge was withdrawn completely.

R v. J.W. (2015)
The client was charged with assault causing bodily harm on an elder family member. A trial was set in this matter and several judicial pre-trials were held. The client received a complete withdrawal of their charge and an order to keep the peace under s.810 of the Criminal Code, and counselling.

R v. A.L. (2015)
The client was charged with assault and forcible confinement against his spouse and he faced 9-12 months jail. A trial date was set, and after a decided guilty plea by the client, the client received a Suspended Sentence of probation for 18-months.

R v. J.R. (2015)
The client was a University student who was charged with possession of marijuana under 30 grams. After discussions with the federal Crown, we successfully negotiated Diversion and a complete withdrawal of his charge.

R v. L.Q. (2015)
The client was a young female charged with assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267 of the Criminal Code of Canada, resulting from an argument with her spouse and a dinner plate. The Crown initially proposed a Suspended Sentence with probation, however after further discussions about the evidence in this case, the Crown agreed to withdraw all charges before the Judge.

R v. R.V. (2015)
The client was a Permanent Resident to Canada and was charged with theft under $5000 resulting from an incident at a Walmart store. After negotiations with the Crown, the client received Diversion and a small donation, and her charge was completely withdrawn.

R v. M.E. (2015)
The client was charged with theft under $5000 after an alleged incident at a grocery store. The client's charge was completely withdrawn after successful negotiations.

R v. M.K. (2015)
The client was charged with assault arising out of an incident with a cab driver after a birthday party. After discussing the evidence involved in the case, the Crown agreed with our proposal of an Absolute Discharge of this young man's case.

R v. G.T. (2015)
The client was charged with Over 80 contrary to section 253 of the Criminal Code of Canada, and he faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 120 days jail, as this would be his third offence. After discussing the merits of the case with the Crown and after a judicial pre-trial, we successfully negotiated a driving suspension of 3 years, a $1000 fine and 12-months probation. The client did not receive a jail sentence in this case.

R v. A.S. (2015)
The client was charged with assaulting a Peace Officer, Uttering Death Threaths, Breach of Recognizance, and Intoxication. After several discussions with the Crown, and the client's instructions to plead guilty, the client received a Suspended Sentence with 12-months probation. The Intoxication, Breach Recognizance, and Utter death threats charges were all withdrawn.

R v. M.B. (2015)
The client was charged with slapping her boyfriend in the head whilst having a heated argument. We negotiated a withdrawal of the charge with the Crown, on agreement the client enters into a common-law peacebond order.

R v. J.A. (2015)
The client was charged with serious fraud charges, including credit card fraud, theft of mail, possession of property obtained by crime. The cliend had a previous record of theft. However, these charges were quite aggravating due to the number of mail re-directs to a new postal address. The client was patient, and we negotiated a non-custodial sentence with the Crown, which the client was quite happy about. The client received 4-months house arrest, with conditions to go to-and-from work, and medical appointments.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Our office also assists clients who are the respondents to a Criminal Injuries Compensation Board application initiated by a complainant. If you require our representation for applications or responses, please contact us.

R v. H.N. (2016)
The client was charged with possession of marijuana, and again charged a month later with trafficking marijuana. After negotiations with the Crown, the client received a withdrawal on both offences after completion of community service work.

R v. R.R. (2016)
The client was charged with theft under $5000 at Walmart. The client allegedly walked out the door with merchandise. After negotiations with the Crown, the client received a complete withdrawal of her case.

R v. S.B. (2016)
The client was charged with distributing photographs of a person under age. After negotiations with the Crown, the client completed diversion and received a complete withdrawal.

R v. J.G. (2016)
The client was charged with assault on his girlfriend after an argument. The client was facing a permanenet record, but after negotiations with the Crown, the client was sentenced to a Conditional Discharge, where they will not have a permanent record.

R v. F.D. (2016)
The client was charged with assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, and assault on his common law. After lengthy negotiations and a judicial pretrial, the Crown would not agree to a consent position for no jail. The Crown was seeking 60 days jail. At a plea, the Judge sentenced the client to a Suspended Sentence.

R v. H.L. (2016)
The client was charged with Impaired Driving from an incident where the client allegedly almost hit a bus terminal. The Crown was seeking a jail position, and a fine, much higher than the mandatory minimum penalty. At a plea, the Judge sentenced the client to the mandatory minimum and did not believe this case went above the minimum requirements.

R v. T.L. (2016)
The client was charged with possession of marijuana. After negotiations with the Crown, the client received a withdrawal of her charge.

R v. M.E. (2016)
The client was charged with fraud under $5000. This was a subsequent offence in a year. After negotiating with the Crown, the client received a complete withdrawal of her charges.

R v. J.L. (2016)
The client was charged with Assault and assault with a weapon. After negotiations with the Crown failed due to an unfavourable position, the client had a trial and the case was withdrawn for insufficient evidence. The Crown later sought a peace bond at the trial end, but after arguments, the Judge denied the necessity of a peace bond.

R v. J.L. (2016)
The client was charged with Assault on his wife. After successful negotiations with the Crown, the client received a Conditional Discharge and will not carry a permanent criminal record.

R v. M.T. (2016)
The client was charged with theft under $5000 from merchandise allegedly taken from The Bay department store. After negotiations with the Crown, the client's charges were completely withdrawn. Client's fingerprints were also removed from the CPIC system.

R v. S.W. (2016)
The client was charged with theft under $5000 in Georgetown from an alleged incident with a full grocery cart outside of Loblaws. After successful negotiations with the Crown, the client's charges were withdrawn after some upfront work.

R v. R.R. (2016)
The client was charged with theft under $5000 from an incident allegedly at a Walmart. The client recevied a complete withdrawal of her case after our successful negotiations with the Crown.

R v. T.T. (2016)
The client was charged with possession of marijuana under 30gms. The client received a complete withdrawal of his case, after our negotiations with the Crown.

R v. A.K. (2016)
The client was charged with Impaired Driving and possession of cocaine. After negotiations with the Crown, the client received only the mandatory minimum sentence for the Impaired Driving, and a compelte withdrawal of the cocaine charge.

R v. H.A. (2016)
The client was charged with breach of probation on a driving suspension charge in the Highway Traffic Act. Client received a $500 fine after our successful negotiations.

R v. Z.C. (2016)
The client was charged with Assault on his wife. After negotiations with the Crown, the client received a Conditional Discharge and no permanent criminal record on a plea.

R v. H.F. (2016)
The client was charged with Impaired Driving and was facing a higher than mandatory minimum sentence. The client chose to plead guilty, and we successful argued for the mandatory minimum sentence imposed.

R v. R.B. (2016)
The client was charged with theft under $5000 from an incident allegedly arising from merchandise taken from a Walmart. After negotiations with the Crown, the client received a complete withdrawal of her case. Her fingerprints were removed from the system by our lawyers immediately.

R v. S.K. (2016)
The client was charged with Dangerous Driving from an alleged incident arising from a 401 joy ride from Kingston Ontario. The client plead guilty, and we successfully argued a driving suspension for 12 months with conditions to allow him to attend school and medical appointments.

R v. P.M. (2016)
The client was charged when a private information was laid against him by a friend's boyfriend for assault and harassment. After several court appearances, the client's charges were successfully withdrawn due to lack of evidence.

R v. J.B (2016)
The client was charged with break and enter at a school. The Crown intended on proceeding with the charges, and we successfully demonstrated the lack of evidence to substantiate the charge. The client's charge was withdrawn.

R v. J.A.R. (2016)
The client was charged under the Highway Traffic Act as a taxi cab for not securing a young person to the car seat and failing to stop at a stop sign. The cilent plead guilty to the car seat charge and we successfully had his stop sign charge withdrawn.

R v. N.R. (2016)
The client was charged with Impaired Driving and Possession of Cocaine. The client was acquitted after trial, where the indicia of impairement were questionable and the Drug Recognition Expert was not a relaible witness.



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