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If you are facing criminal charges, there are real possibilities that you could lose your liberty by going to jail, suffer financial loss by paying a fine or get deported from Canada if you are an immigrant. Engaging a criminal lawyer is the only sure way of drastically reducing the chances of this happening and legal consequences becoming irreversible. We have a team of highly skilled criminal lawyers who have had documented success defending different people charged with various criminal offences.
What Criminal Lawyers Do
1. Evidence gathering
When you are faced with a criminal charge, the prosecutor will produce evidence in court to link you to the crime. A lawyer can gather evidence to refute this evidence and show that you are not in any way connected to the crime.
2. Contacting and recruiting witnesses
Having witnesses whose testimony can show that you were not linked to the crime is always a good defence strategy. A criminal lawyer contacts witnesses and persuades them to testify in your favour. This includes expert witnesses, for example, a pathologist testifying in a murder case to show the prosecutor’s claims are not scientifically possible.
3. Representation in court
A criminal lawyer will argue your defence in a court of law to counter the prosecutor’s charges. This includes cross-examining the prosecutor’s as well as defence witnesses to ensure that their testimonies support your defence.
4. Defending your rights
When the prosecutor is examining you, he could do it in a way that makes you incriminate yourself. Your lawyer will be in court to ensure that this does not happen and object to any attempts by the prosecutor to make you answer questions in any self-incriminating way.
5. Plea bargaining
Where the prosecutor’s evidence is too strong and there are signs that a heavy sentence is highly likely, a criminal lawyer will do plea bargaining with the prosecutor. This will allow you to answer for lesser charges which carry a lighter sentence. Our skilled criminal lawyers are well experienced in plea bargaining and will advise you on when it is the best option.
Our team of criminal lawyers is able and capable of putting up a defence against all kinds of criminal charges including but not limited to:
- Motor vehicle offences including driving under the influence
- Assaults and threats of violence
- Domestic violence
- Sexual offence charges
- Fraud and theft
- Murder and manslaughter
Although the province is required to provide you with legal counsel, It is highly advisable that you get a private criminal lawyer who has undivided attention in your case.
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Criminal Law Services
We deal with all Criminal Code offences as well as drug offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act including but not limited to:
- Assault: Assult occurs when a person directly or indirectly applies force intentionally to another person without their consent. If you have been charged with assult contact us and ask to speak with one of our assult lawyers.
- Assault Causing Bodily Harm: committed by anyone who, in committing an assault, causes bodily harm to the complainant. Bodily harm is defined as any hurt or injury to a person that interferes with the health or comfort of the person and that is more than merely transient or trifling in nature
- Assault With A Weapon: is an assault using a weapon or an imitation of weapon as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada.
- Aggravated Assault: Aggravated assault is a more serious type of assault.
- Assaulting A Peace Officer: is an assault on a peace officer as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada
- Obstruction of justice
- Impaired Driving Cases: drinking and driving cases where an individual has been criminally charged.
- Theft Under 5000: theft of property worth less than $5000 (CAN)
- Fraud: various types of fraud include insurance fraud and identity theft
- Theft Over 5000: theft of property worth more than $5000 (CAN)
- Sexual Assault: is an assault committed in sexual nature where the sexual integrity of the individual allegedly harmed is violated
- Sexual Interference: is touching of an individual for a sexual purpose
- manslaughter: is an offence where the accused either directly or indirectly caused or encouraged the unlawful death of an individual
- Murder: It is an unlawful killing of an individual which requires more purpose from the accused than manslaughter. Murder can be classified as either first degree or second degree.
- Uttering Threats: it is an offence where a person knowingly conveys a threat to another person to cause death or bodily harm to any person, to burn, destroy or damage real or personal property, or to kill, poison or injure an animal or bird that is the property of any person.
- Arson: causing damage of property by fire
- Drug Related Offences
- Possession: Generally speaking, unless specifically authorized, no person may possess any substance listed in Schedule I, II or III of the CDSA.
- Trafficking: means to sell, administer, give, transfer, transport, send or deliver a substance, to sell an authorization to obtain the substance, or to offer to do any of those things.
- Importation & Exportation: the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act prohibits any person from importing or exporting Schedule I, II, III, IV, V or VI substances, to or from Canada.