Sharon primarily defends murder, narcotics, firearms and gang-related charges. She has secured multiple acquittals throughout the course of her practice.
Sharon Jeethan received her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Toronto, majoring in Criminology and Crime & Deviance. Sharon’s fascination and disappointment with the criminal justice system, coupled with her passion for the pursuit of justice led her to law school. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Windsor.
Sharon frequents police designated “high-crime” neighbourhoods and spends time talking to residents about the effects on their communities of bad police practice. She teaches people about their rights and how to properly interact with the police.
Client management is very important to Sharon. The criminal justice system is a scary and confusing place. Sharon prides herself on giving her clients and their loved ones an abundance of attention. Unless she is in court, she is generally available 24-7 for her client’s calls and meetings. She visits her clients in custody on a regular basis to ensure they are prepared for every stage of their matter.
Sharon is a member of the Criminal Law Association, the Toronto Law Association and the Peel Law Association.
If you need an experienced lawyer that will fight hard for you – what you need to do is call Sharon.
v. S. Sharon’s client was acquitted of murder in a highly publicized shooting. Her client was released after spending years in jail awaiting trial.
v. G. Sharon’s client was discharged at preliminary inquiry of Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Extortion when she successfully argued that there was no evidence of identification of her client before the court.
v. J. Sharon’s client was acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter. This meant a total sentence of 10 years versus a life sentence.
v. H. Sharon’s client was acquitted of attempt murder in a shooting dispute between friends.
v. B. Sharon secured a favourable resolution for her client in an attempt murder shoot out. Her client plead to an aggravated assault and received a much lesser sentence than he would have upon conviction for attempt murder.
v. S. Sharon’s client was acquitted of aggravated assault in a multiple stabbing case. Sharon successfully demonstrated that the complainant had actually provoked the incident and started the violent chain of reactions himself.
v. T Sharon’s client was acquitted of gun possession in a highly publicized police gang project in Driftwood.
v. T. Sharon’s client was acquitted of drug and firearm possession in a highly publicized police gang project in Jamestown.
v. T. Sharon’s client had all the drug trafficking and gun possession charges withdrawn after she successfully demonstrated to the Crown that it would be impossible to prove possession based on the number of people that were present in the hotel at the time of the police raid.
v. B. Sharon’s client had all drug and drug trafficking charges withdrawn against him when she successfully demonstrated that the police had entered and searched without a warrant to do so.
v. D. Sharon’s client was acquitted of a gun possession after she successfully argued that there was a breach of section 8 of the Charter, i.e. that the search was unreasonable. The Crown withdrew the second gun that the client was charged with because it was based on the same faulty search grounds as the first gun.
v. S. Sharon’s client was acquitted of a home invasion robbery after her successful cross- examination proved the complainant to be dishonest and completely unreliable.
v. B. Sharon’s client had his possession for the purpose of trafficking charges withdrawn when she successfully demonstrated through a section 8 and 9 Charter application that his search was unreasonable and his detention was arbitrary.
v. B. Sharon’s client was acquitted of a robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault. The complainant, a drug dealer, alleged that he was the victim of a home invasion and thousands of dollars and drugs were stolen from him and that he had bee pistol whipped during the course of the robbery. Sharon’s successful cross examination demonstrated to the court that the complainant had fabricated much of his evidence and could not possibly be believed.
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