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22nd November 2014

Presumption of Innocence If you have ever watched an episode of Law and Order or read a John Grisham novel, you are likely reasonably familiar with the phrase “innocent until proven guilty”.  The presumption of innocence is an intrinsic part of our criminal justice system for all criminal cases, from simple criminal mischief charges, assault charges, drug charges, all the way up to charges for first-degree murder. Given its importance in our system, it is […]Read More

BC’s New Distracted Driving Penalties

BC’s New Distracted Driving Penalties

28th October 2014

Distracted Driving Laws Distracted driving laws in BC are evolving. Though they are not yet as severe as BC drinking and driving laws, they are clearly getting tougher. New changes to the Motor Vehicle Act will see those behind the wheel receiving larger fines for touching their cell phones, GPS, or any other electronic devices that are not factory-installed in their car. In addition to the fines, distracted driving penalties may now include demerit points. Distracted […]Read More

The Effective Use of Fingerprint Evidence by Criminal Defence Lawyers

The Effective Use of Fingerprint Evidence by Criminal Defence Lawyers

14th October 2014

Fingerprint evidence is a critical piece of many criminal investigations and prosecutions in British Columbia. While fingerprint evidence is generally considered to be extremely reliable, an effective criminal lawyer defending charges in Surrey, Vancouver or elsewhere, may rely on such evidence, or challenge it, in their client’s defence. The reliability of this evidence is based on the fact that a person’s “friction ridge patterns” (the swirled ridges on their fingertips) stay the same over their […]Read More

Trinity Western Law School’s “Christian Covenant” and the BC Law Society

Trinity Western Law School’s “Christian Covenant” and the BC Law Society

28th September 2014

Trinity Western University Law School which is due to open in 2016, has come under fire because of the “Christian covenant” TWU students must sign. The covenant states that sexual relations are to be only between a man and a woman who are married. Surrey criminal lawyer, Michael Shapray, of Stern Albert Shapray & Associates gives an update on News 1130 on the current legal status and the upcoming binding BC Law Society referendum on […]Read More


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Stern Albert Shapray & Associates is comprised of Surrey criminal lawyer Marvin Stern, David Albert, Michael Shapray, Jennifer Currie, Harsaran (Ricky) Bal, Paul Del Rossi and William Jessop. Each

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Each Surrey criminal lawyer at our firm represents persons charged with all criminal and quasi-criminal offences, including those under the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Motor Vehicle Act. We have successfully acted on behalf of numerous clients facing serious criminal charges such as complex drug charges, drunk driving/DUI charges (including dangerous driving causing death), sexual assaults and murder. In addition to people from all walks of life, Our clients are from all walks of life including teachers, lawyers, politicians (a sitting MLA), doctors, professional athletes, a rock star and a major film star.

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