rick-muenz

Rick Muenz, Lawyer


Tel:
(403) 266-4440
Cell: (403) 470-9191
Fax: (403) 234-0337
Email: Rickmuenz@gmail.com


With over 20 years of experience in criminal law, Rick Muenz has represented clients in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan, but now focuses his practice in Calgary and surrounding rural communities throughout Southern Alberta.

He has also appeared in a number of courts, including youth court, traffic court, and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before administrative bodies such as the Driver Control Board and the Traffic Safety Board.

Although he defends all types of criminal charges, he has had a special interest in impaired driving for 15 years and is co-founder of The Defence Impaired Driving Lawyers group. He has also addressed the Canadian Bar Association Criminal Law Subsection and lectured at the University of Calgary Law School concerning impaired driving.

Rick was a contributor to “A Parent’s Handbook Concerning Drug Use” and has given numerous addresses to the Parents Research Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE).

Our office includes an in-house association with a paralegal section (The Pardon Group) that handles record suspensions (also known as pardons) as well as U.S. waivers.

Spanish and Italian are spoken in the office.

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Thank you again for all of your wisdom and support during what proved to be one of the most difficult times of our lives. You truly got us through a situation that we were totally uncertain of. Thank you for taking care of my son. You have given him a second chance.

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I wanted to take a moment to thank you Rick for the outstanding job you did regarding my case. I am very impressed with your professionalism and the overall caliber of your service. I truly believe that I could not have made a better choice in someone to represent me.

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Disclaimer: All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided. The results provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer/firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the lawyer/firm. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.

Successful Case Results

Break and Enter, Theft Under $5000, Possession of Break-In Instruments, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Charges Withdrawn

Airdrie Provincial Court
Case Number: 23500891

Our client was facing a number of serious criminal charges after it was alleged that he had broken into a home and had stolen a number of items.

Upon being retained we immediately sought disclosure, including a fingerprint analysis. We determined that the identification of our client as the accused could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

We negotiated with the Crown and they withdrew all of the charges.

Successful Result: Charges Withdrawn

Domestic Assault, Charge Withdrawn

Airdrie Provincial Court
Case Number: 7620521

Our client was charged with assault against his ex-wife. He was also served with an Emergency Protection Order (EPO) that contained several serious allegations.

Once we were retained we immediately sought disclosure and began resolution discussions with the Crown. We found several extreme discrepancies between the allegations in the EPO and what the complainant told police. We used this to challenge the complainant’s credibility, and the assault charge was withdrawn weeks after our client’s first court appearance.

Successful Result: No Criminal Record, Charge Withdrawn

Impaired Driving and Over .08, Charges Withdrawn

Calgary Provincial Court
Case Number: 7519721

Our client drove through a checkstop, indicated he had some drinks that evening, and was noted to have glassy mirrored eyes and a smell of alcohol on his breath.  He failed the roadside breath test, blew .140 on the evidentiary instrument, and was charged with impaired driving and driving over .08.

Once we were retained, we set the matter for trial and filed a motion alleging a violation of our client’s Constitutional rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  Days before trial, we successfully negotiated the withdrawal of all charges.

Successful Result: No Criminal Record, Charges Withdrawn
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Disclaimer: All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided. The results provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer/firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the lawyer/firm. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.