Located in Downtown Victoria, we represent clients throughout Vancouver Island including Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Courtenay, Campbell River and beyond.
Being Charged with a Criminal Offence
If you have been investigated, arrested, or charged with a criminal offence, the first steps have already been taken to criminally prosecute you. The government will now use its immense resources to prove that you are guilty of a crime. Even if you don’t ultimately end up going to jail, any criminal conviction can have life-lasting consequences. A criminal sentence can lead to loss of employment, loss of family and friends, loss of travel privileges, and ultimately loss of personal self-worth.
In times like these, it is important to remember that you are presumed innocent until and unless your guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt in court.
The Best Defence
Navigating the criminal justice system can be overwhelming. Compared to the unlimited resources available to the government, a successful defence can seem like an insurmountable task. You only have one chance to get it right, and one chance to pick the right legal team to help you do that. This is where we can help.
In order to level the playing field, you need to know your rights and how to defend those rights. Our job as your criminal defence lawyers is to provide you with that essential information and to represent you throughout the criminal proceedings. Our legal team has a strong focus on criminal law, and decades of experience defending criminal cases. We will carefully review the case against you, identify weaknesses, advocate for your interests, and convincingly present your defence in court.
Protecting your rights encompasses more than just being familiar with legal statutes. We hold the view that grasping the intricacies of your story holds equal significance. Each legal case is distinct, and the requirements of every client are tailored to their specific circumstances. Our commitment lies in devoting ample time to connect with you and comprehending your individual situation and priorities. This approach paves the way for us to offer enhanced representation.
Our legal practitioners possess an unwavering enthusiasm for criminal law and wholeheartedly dedicate themselves to those they advocate for. Irrespective of the scenario, we remain unwavering in our focus on our client’s well-being. Moreover, by maintaining transparent channels of communication, you can confidently rely on us to keep you updated at every juncture of the process.
Flexible Payment Structures
In light of the prevailing economic landscape, we grasp the financial challenges that individuals are facing in these times. That’s why we offer a free, no-obligation consultation. Moreover, our pricing structures are designed to be adaptable, catering to a wide spectrum of financial situations.
Our strength in having a multifaceted legal team enables us to present an expansive array of pricing options, all the while upholding the integrity of your defence. We pair the most suitable lawyer with each client and their unique budget. It’s worth highlighting that regardless of your choice, you’ll benefit fully from our collective experience and expertise.
Understanding Criminal Defence Proceedings
Recognizing that your foremost inquiry upon facing a criminal charge is “What should I do now?” Our team of committed lawyers are present to lead you through your uncertainties and guarantee a seamless process.
After your initial conversation with us, we will take care of gathering all the necessary information. This entails obtaining any evidence that the prosecution intends to use in their argument. Once we’ve had the chance to evaluate this material, we’ll arrange a meeting to strategize the most suitable course of action and address your concerns. This might encompass choices such as moving forward with a trial, pursuing a resolution with the prosecution, or considering a plea of guilt to a lesser charge.
Irrespective of the direction we pursue, we’ll ensure that you’re well-informed at every phase and that you have a comprehensive grasp of all components related to the chosen path.
For a more extensive explanation of the criminal justice process, please visit our Court Process web page.