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If you have been charged with a criminal offence in Edmonton, you need legal advice. Our legal team has defended thousands of criminal cases at all levels of court in Alberta.

Edmonton Criminal Lawyers

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Edmonton Criminal Defence Lawyers

A Team of Experienced Criminal Defence Lawyers Serving Edmonton & Area

Being Charged with a Criminal Offence

Being accused of a crime may be the most stressful event you will ever experience in your lifetime. If you are reading this, it is likely that you or a loved one have been arrested and charged by the police. Your reputation has been tarnished, your liberties have been restricted, and now you have to defend yourself in court. You’ve been through a lot, but unfortunately this is just the beginning.

Next, the government will use all of the resources at its disposal to prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. With unlimited money, power, and resources at its disposal, they have the means to see this through.

We understand that being merely accused of a crime can be extremely stigmatizing. But being found guilty can lead to its own host of significant ramifications. Even if you are not sentenced to a jail term, a criminal conviction can have profound consequences on your future, such as:

  • Loss of employment,
  • Loss of family and friends,
  • Loss of immigration status,
  • Loss of opportunity, and
  • Loss of personal self-worth.

As hard as it may seem, remember that that you are presumed innocent throughout this process, and that you are doing the right thing by exploring your legal options.

Having a Lawyer on Your Side

Navigating the criminal justice system is overwhelming. Up against the government’s unlimited resources, mounting a successful defence can feel like an insurmountable task.

This is where we can help. Our job is to level the playing field, or better yet, turn the odds in your favour. As the saying goes, “knowledge is power”. One of the first things we will do is help you understand your rights and the defences available to you. You have a right to know every detail of the allegations against you, and we will work with you to uncover and scrutinize every aspect of your case.

Choosing the Right Legal Team

edmonton criminal defence lawyers

What really sets us apart is our team approach. Collectively, we have successfully defended thousands of cases across multiple provinces and at all levels of court. With offices in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, our criminal defence lawyers regularly attend court all across Canada. When you hire one of our lawyers, you get our whole legal team and the collective wisdom and experience that comes with it.

Unlike sole practitioners, with us you effectively get multiple lawyers for the price of one. Someone is always around to have a second look or offer a second opinion. Especially in an emergency, there is always someone available to help.

Our team of criminal defence lawyers is constantly researching and writing about the latest and best legal defence strategies. We also have a unique opportunity to interact with Criminal Court Judges and Crown Prosecutors across jurisdictions on a daily basis, thereby remaining current on the latest practices and procedures employed by the justice system.

Client-Centered Approach

Defending your rights is not just about knowing the law. We believe that understanding your story is of utmost importance as well. Every case is different, and every client has individualized needs. We will always take the time to meet with you to learn about your personal circumstances and priorities, so that we can represent you better.

Our lawyers are passionate about criminal law and are fully invested in those we represent. No matter the situation, we never lose sight of our clients’ interests. Furthermore, with open lines of communication, you can count on us to keep you informed every step of the way.

Flexible Fee Structures

Given the current economic climate, we understand that times are tough for Canadians. As such, the first consultation is free of charge and we offer flexible fee structures and aim to accommodate every budget.

Having a diverse legal team also allows us to offer a broad range of fees without compromising your defence. We always have the ability to pair the right lawyer to every client, and every budget. The best part is that no matter who you hire, you will receive the full benefit of our collective wisdom and experience.

Contact us for a Free Consultation

If you’re not quite ready to hire a lawyer, that’s ok. Take the time you need and do your research. To that end, we encourage you to explore this website to gain a better understanding of:

  • The charges you are facing,
  • The consequences that can follow, and
  • The ways you can defend the charges.

However, if your research stops here, our parting advice is this: Don’t deal with your charges alone. Obtaining at least minimal legal advice is crucial to help you avoid the worst consequences of a conviction.

We’re here to help you. When you’re ready, contact our team of Criminal Defence Lawyers servicing Edmonton, every court center across Alberta, and beyond. Let us earn your business and prove that we are the right legal team for you.


Successful Cases

kanaka durai
kanaka durai
17:05 19 Jul 21
Great group of lawyers in Edmonton! Anny Wang was the one who helped me and I can't find enough good things to say... about her! She is a very fantastic lawyer, very helpful, professional and knowledgeable. I will forever be grateful to her. I highly recommend Anny Wang to anyone seeking legal counsel. Thank you Anny Wang for all of your hard work.read more
Good Times
Good Times
17:42 07 Jun 21
This review is long overdue since I should have written it after April 21st which was my trial date at the Fort... Saskatchewan Provincial Court.I picked this firm based on the reviews I read online, and I wasn't disappointed at all.I wanna start by saying a big thank you to Anny Wang and her legal assistant, Christine, for the wonderful job they did. I picked Anny to represent me in court in my case of "refusal to provide a breath sample" which is basically DUI. Anny was professional and prompt in her responses through email or texts. She made sure I understood everything we talked about and gave me enough time to make some choices.After many months of great preparation, my case was immediately dismissed on trial date (didn't even take a minute, thanks to her thorough preparation). She restored my peace of mind knowing that I still have a clean record.I have already recommended her to my friends and family who may need a lawyer in the future. I highly recommend Anny to anyone looking for a top lawyer. The high ratings don't lie, and you won't regret choosing her as your lawyer. Cheers Anny!read more
Kruno Janzic
Kruno Janzic
02:38 02 Jun 21
Amazing services and very professional. Barbra was the one who helped me and I cannot find enough good things to say... about her. They will absolutely try their best to help you. I'm very grateful for their help and will definitely be recommending them to anyone looking for legal help. Thank you so much.read more
Mr. A
Mr. A
05:28 14 Feb 21
Danielle is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer in Edmonton. She takes the matter very seriously and provides... successful defense for your rights. I say that because of my personal experience with her and her law firmI am sincerely grateful to Danielle and to her hard-working team Angela, Barbara that ensured my life was protected during a difficult time that I was facing unlawful criminal charges. Danielle provided immeasurable support, legal assistance and most importantly an honest representation during the entire process of the trial.In my first meeting with Danielle, she provided an explanation of the case, the court process, the issues in the case and put a plan for a successful defense and during the process she had very good communication with me , she replied to my emails and answered my questions in a timely manner.Danielle is a highly respected lawyer at court rooms; she has a very good connection and deep knowledge with the law and law society as well as court officials.I can safely say if Danielle is representing you , you will for sure have a successful case.I highly recommend Danielle and her team in her law firm to anyone who is seeking a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer.Thank you for reading this review and wish all the best.Mr. Aread more
Sam
Sam
23:08 20 Jan 21
I highly recommend Danielle to anyone seeking legal counsel. It is comforting to have an experienced, professional, and... intelligent lawyer like Danielle in your corner. Because of Danielle, the outcome of my case was favorable, and exceeded expectations.read more
jeremy kelsey
jeremy kelsey
19:31 17 Jan 21
Hello i would not recommend this law firm . I asked to get danielle as a lawyer because apparently she is highly... trained in drug cases. So instead of getting her she assigned me to another lawyer in her law firm that I had done no research on. She directed him to just lock me up because I didn't stand chance in trial.He knew that wasn't right. So end of the day we took it to trial and he beat my charges. And now she won't pay him what he's owed. I do not recommend this firm . Unless you kike going to jail .read more
Kenton Schram
Kenton Schram
02:30 14 Dec 20
I had the good fortune of being represented by Barbara D. She helped me through a difficult time, resulting in a... distinctly positive outcome. Her insight, integrity and sheer tenacity made her a valuable asset to me in making a molehill, remain as such. I would recommend her to anyonethat finds themselves in awkward legal times.read more
Ted Gullackson
Ted Gullackson
22:29 11 Dec 20
Absolutely amazing, I finally have my life back an its all thanks to Danielle. I thoroughly recommend them. Sh made me... feel much better after every talk and like I said she saved my life.read more
Kirk O'Dooley
Kirk O'Dooley
20:49 10 Dec 20
I was represented by Anny and she was amazing. I trusted her from the beginning. If I should ever need legal advice... or help (which I hope I never need) there is no question whom I would call. This was my first time ever been charged and the experience was terrifying at first. After meeting with Anny I felt a lot better. Give them a call, you won’t regret it.read more
Leah Marty
Leah Marty
23:20 18 Sep 20
They truly went out of way to help me with my case. They showed compassion & worked with me through the whole ordeal... putting me at ease.They also had a payment option helping ease the stress, didn't feel like had to have all at once.. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking help! They are the best by far! From the bottom of my heart I would love to truly thank Anny Wang for everything she has done.. You'll forever hold a place in my heart along with my husband.read more
Mike K.
Mike K.
17:35 18 Sep 20
I HIGHLY recommend this firm. From first meetings until case was resolved, I felt really welcome and relaxed in their... office atmosphere. We were in tight situation, wrongfully accused. They are professional and down to Earth, helped with a payment plan after retaining them. We had Anny Wang as our lawyer who literally went above and beyond, cleared my wife from charges she was not guilty of. I honestly, recommend this law firm! She got the results we needed. We both want to thank Anny and the entire law firm.read more
Mel I
Mel I
04:41 16 Sep 20
Danielle Boisvert was our lawyer, she was awesome, thorough, professional and sincere! I HIGHLY recommend her and her... team. Between the phone calls, the unfortunate pandemic we managed to still be able to keep in contact and get everything done and finalized. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and my family, it means so much more than you know to have someone be there for us and for advocating for our youth's civil rights. No matter how things started out, you kept us feeling at ease and confident with the law.read more
Justin Kallis
Justin Kallis
23:06 11 Sep 20
Highlight reccomend Anny
Nichole Faye
Nichole Faye
21:36 31 Aug 20
Danielle Boisvert is by far the best lawyer. I can't say enough good things about her! She handles everything so... professionally and makes it easy on her clients I highly recommend Danielle!read more
Koots Kowboy
Koots Kowboy
20:54 24 Aug 20
I can’t say enough good things about Danielle and her staff. I couldn’t have done it without her and her team, they... explain everything exceptionally well and keep you up to date as things progress. Just a bunch of outstanding individuals who fight for the right thing. I hope I don’t ever need their services again but if I do they will be my first call.read more
John Siggers
John Siggers
20:34 19 Aug 20
Hiring Danielle was a great decision. She and any of her team I interacted with were always up front and professional.... Her assistance on what to expect through the process was percise and helpful. Her hard work and skill lead to my charge being dropped. I am appreciative and highly recommend her to anyone needing legal representation.read more
Christine Clarke
Christine Clarke
01:08 19 Aug 20
I am very thankful to have come into contact with this law practice. Danielle is an exceptional lawyer, and someone who... connects with the values that she represents. The experience, intelligence, and advice through this firm was exceptional. This also extended to any individual who represented the firm that we worked with. The knowledge and expertise they offer is substantial and valuable. The ability to easily adapt during a global pandemic seamlessly did not go unnoticed. I would highly recommend this form and specifically Danielle Boisvert as a highly completely and professional dedicated Lawyer. I wish I could offer feedback on how to improve, but I wouldn’t change a thing.read more
Jordon Fuder
Jordon Fuder
13:46 21 Jul 20
Danielle and here staff were very helpful throughout my entire experience. Danielle was very down to earth and easy to... talk to and has a no BS approach. She gave me here honest opinion on my matter and in the end she got the results she told me she would work towards! I highly recommend going to Danielle and her team for your legal matters.read more
Colten Perozak
Colten Perozak
15:16 20 May 20
I was represented by Anny Wang for my failure to blow case. She was very professional and attentive. In the end, she... did exactly what was required and I highly suggest anyone with a similar case to contact Anny. You won't regret it.read more
Katie Duncan
Katie Duncan
21:46 06 Apr 20
Everyone i interacted with here was extremely friendly and helpful. Anny Wang helped me feel at ease about my situation... that all of the other lawyers i consulted with did not. Overall my experience here was concise and clear, and I ended up with the best outcome I could've hoped for. She even offered to lower her pricing because of my financial situation. I highly recommend seeing them if you need a lawyer!read more
Denber Perez
Denber Perez
23:05 05 Apr 20
Dealing with Anny Wang was a pleasure. They stood out of all the firms I talked to and now I know I made the right... choice. Exceptional and outstanding. Everything was straight forward, I was always informed of everything going on. Highly recommend them.read more
Jenna Keiller
Jenna Keiller
12:25 12 Mar 20
Savage Oykhman Law has a fantastic team of hardworking experts, who cared greatly for my case, as I know they will for... your's as well. Daniel Murphy sympathized with my circumstances, while advocating with determination for a reasonable judgement. As I agreed with the professionalism of Daniel Murphy and his assistant Christine, and their consideration towards the sensitivity of my unfortunate circumstances. It was worth giving them the chance to solve my issues, to my surprise, they went above and beyond my expectations, while keeping my mind level throughout the process. My charge ended up being dropped. I honestly cannot thank-you enough, for all your hard-work and help!read more
Leon B
Leon B
19:01 24 Feb 20
This firm is awesome! Dan Murphy represented me he addressed any doubts I had about my case and gave me the correct... legal advise when I asked him. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Dan Murphy got my charges dropped within months and for that I would say hes not only a winner but a Champion! I am so glad I had him representing me!read more
Eddie Tyre
Eddie Tyre
00:31 14 Feb 20
Anny Wang is a pleasure to work with! I had consulted with a few lawyers prior to meeting with Anny Wang, and she... definitely stood out. She is unassuming, knowledgeable, and gives concise advice to move forward. She provided diligent updates and resolved the issue much quicker than expected. She truly takes care of her clients. Highly recommended!read more
Kang Danielle
Kang Danielle
17:09 21 Nov 19
Dan Murphy gave me the best option so everyone involved didn’t have to waste their time. It was super easy from the... beginning to the end, and I’m very pleased with the way it turned out. The staff are very professional and attentive to meet your needs. I hope you don’t have to meet a lawyer, but if you do, I highly recommend this firm.read more
Chris Edmonton
Chris Edmonton
19:17 19 Nov 19
I was represented by Anny Wang (and Danielle) and both were a pleasure to deal with! My case was withdrawn in the end... after their hard work and recommendations. She was easy to deal with, went into thorough details and whenever possible, reached out to myself with updates. In general though, everyone at Savage Oykhman were easy to deal with, including the front desk. While I hope to never run into needing their services, don't hesitate reaching out to Anny for any issues you may run into, I will certainly be keeping her card! Definitely earned the 5 star review and praise.read more
TJ Cekic
TJ Cekic
17:38 04 Nov 19
Anny Wang is amazing! My case got completely thrown out. She is compassionate, amazing and very well educated in many... fields of law. The whole team at Savage Oykhman Edmonton is absolutely amazing and helpful. I would recommend this law firm to absolutely anyone!! I give them a 5+++ rating. Absolutely amazing.read more
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Glowing Reviews From Our Clients

Anny Wang provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to all details. Her attitude to the work she does not only saved my money at closing, it also helped me to avoid other problems.  Normally, we don’t even think about such problems ahead. Anny Wang knows them all and may foresee them. I never had to use a lawyer in the past and I was sure glad that I hired her. She did exactly what she said she would do for me.. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a criminal charges.

R.O.

After already having the help of Anny Wang for my first dui offence, during the stress of this past year with covid I found myself making a mistake and once again in trouble so once again I retained Anny as my lawyer, the odds didn’t look good in my favour this time as with a second conviction the courts aren’t as lenient especially with my second being so close to my first, but with the advice Anny had given me, all we could do is hope for the best. And to my utter shock and surprise with what Anny brought to the courts attention about my rehabilitative efforts the judge let it go with an extension on my license suspension and a $2000 fine. The stress instantly went away and now I can continue getting my life back in order and live for a brighter future. I am forever grateful

C.

Being falsely accused of a serious crime is a sickening feeling as you can likely imagine. Having found myself in this unfortunate situation I was able to retain Danielle Boisvert to handle my case.  Danielle worked behind the scenes to get my charge stayed and the cancellation of my trial several months prior to it’s scheduled date. In essence, she has given me my life back.  For this I am extremely grateful, and would not hesitate recommending her to anyone in a similar predicament.

D.R.

Danielle Boisvert and her assistant are incredibly dedicated, attentive, personable and talk in terms a person can understand.  Personally, I thought my life was about to change forever in very bad way.  I had two charges against me,  DUI and Refusal to blow (criminal offence).  Danielle and her assistant were relentless in looking into every little detail of my arrest and the charges against me. There is no doubt in my mind my situation mattered to them and I had an extremely skilled team looking after me.  Both charges were dismissed. Thank you for defending me against these incredibly tough legal challenges I presented you with.

R.G.

I would highly recommend Danielle to anyone that is needed legal help. She is amazing. There were never any false promises she went by the facts. Very dependable and compassionate.

Professional, direct, and  detailed. Told her my story and she was able to get all the information. The date it came up new information came up and she was able to refocus on that which made the outcome great. I want to thank you so much Danielle and would recommend her to anyone that needs help.

S.B.

…Danielle Boisvert made me feel comfortable right from the start. I was worried how this charge could affect my employment opportunities and future travel. Danielle made sure I understood all of my options. Danielle had great ideas and insight on how to best defend me in a trail. Her hard work and due diligence paid off as my case was withdrawn and ended up with no criminal record I did not have to go to trail and was very impressed with her wiliness to make time when I needed it. I would recommend her to anyone who needs top notch service.

M.A.

Excellent service! I would highly recommend going with this team. If I ever need assistance with anything of this manner again, I wouldn’t hesitate to call or email the team at Oykhman Criminal Defence again.

M.M.

Everyone was very professional and understanding. They explained everything and put me at ease. Any question I had were answered right. If you need help I’d highly recommend this law firm.

B.L.

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.

If you’re in trouble, we can help.

We approach each problem with three essential elements: strategic thinking, creative solutions, proven results.
Our process is designed to get you the best outcome for your case.

A Small Sample of our Successful Cases

Pre-Charge Legal Advice, Sexual Assault Allegations, Charges Not Laid


Our client received a call from the police regarding sexual assault allegations against him. The allegations pertained to the sexual activity that happened approximately two years prior to the day of the call. Our client was shocked and apprehensive about the possibility of the charges being laid.

Upon being retained, we conducted a comprehensive review of the situation with our client, explaining all the rights and option available to him. Most notably we made sure our client knew that any communication with the police can be used against him. After a thorough review of the situation, we determined that it was in our client’s best interest that we share his version of events with the investigating officer. The critical details we provided about the sexual encounter led the investigating officer to determine that no charges were warranted, and to conclude the investigation.

Successful Result: Investigation Concluded, No Charges Laid

Acquitted at Trial of Sexual Assault Charge


Our client and his ex-girlfriend both slept at a friend’s house after a house party. A few days later, his ex-girlfriend reported to the police that she had woken up during the night to our client engaging in sexual activity with her without her consent. Our client was charged with sexual assault and maintained that the activity in question had never occurred.

We reviewed the Crown’s case against our client and identified notable discrepancies between the complainant’s version of events and the other witnesses’ statements. Our client plead not guilty and we proceeded to a three-day trial. The Crown called three witnesses to testify, while our client testified as the sole defence witness. At the conclusion of the trial, we successfully argued that there was insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that our client was the person who had committed the acts reported by his ex-girlfriend. The trial judge found our client not guilty and acquitted him.

Successful Result: Acquitted at Trial

Sexual Assault and Domestic Assault Charges Result in Common Law Peace Bond


Our client was charged with sexual assault and domestic assault in relation to his common law girlfriend. Their arguments had been escalating and she called the police. She stated during a police interview that our client had assaulted her and sexually assaulted her over the course of their relationship. Our client maintained that while they argued a lot, he never assaulted her in any way.

Our client instructed us to set this matter for trial so he could prove his innocence in court. We encouraged our client to work on his sobriety, as his alcohol use had been an issue in his relationship. The complainant eventually told the police that her words had been exaggerated and taken out of context, and that she did not want to see our client prosecuted. We used this weakness in the Crown’s case in our negotiation discussions with the Crown. Ultimately, we persuaded the Crown to resolve our client’s charges with a Common Law Peace Bond.

Successful Result: Common Law Peace Bond, Charges Withdrawn, No Criminal Record

Resisting Arrest and Mischief to Property Charges Withdrawn


Our client was charged with resisting arrest and committing mischief to property after he was detained by the police on the street for public intoxication. Our client suffered significant injuries during his detention, was not provided with an opportunity to speak to a lawyer, and was held in cells until the following afternoon.

Upon being retained, we reviewed the disclosure and immediately began making every effort to obtain a copy of the CCTV footage capturing our client’s arrest and detention. We also began collecting evidence of our client’s injuries. We set the matter for trial. We filed a Charter Notice in which we advised the Crown we would be arguing that our client’s Charter rights were violated by the failure to disclose the cellblock footage, by the police’s excessive use of force, by the police not giving him the opportunity to contact a lawyer, and by the police detaining our client for significantly longer than necessary or justified in the circumstances. As a result, the Crown withdrew the charges on the day of trial.

Successful Result: Charges Withdrawn, No Criminal Record

Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Charges Withdrawn


Our client was charged as a result of an undercover operation that targeted him as a potential drug dealer. After being under police surveillance for some time, he was arrested when an undercover police officer called him and asked him to purchase cocaine. When he went to the meeting place to complete the exchange he was arrested for possession for the purposes of trafficking. Upon searching him following his arrest, the police also found a large amount of cash and charged him with possession for the purposes of trafficking. Our client never followed up with his charges, and left the province after he was released. Several years later he found that there were outstanding warrants for his arrest on this matter, and he contacted us to defend him with respect to these charges.

We ordered and did a thorough review of his disclosure, and found a number of significant weaknesses in the case against our client. We discussed these weaknesses with the Crown prosecutor prior to trial, and the Crown withdrew all charges as he realized that there was no likelihood of succeeding at trial.

Successful Result: Charges Withdrawn, No Criminal Record

Theft Over $5,000 and Trafficking Stolen Property Charges Withdrawn


Our client worked at a construction company that stripped metals from old buildings. Over the course of several months, copper wiring started to disappear without explanation and our client’s employer accused him of stealing it and selling it himself. Following a police investigation, our client was arrested and charged with theft and trafficking of nearly $70,000 worth of copper wiring. He was also fired from his job and sewed in civil court by his former employer. If convicted, he faced a lengthy prison sentence due to his position of trust, and a likely condition requiring him to repay all $70,000.

Upon being retained, we worked together with our client’s civil lawyers to fight the allegations on both fronts. We did significant analysis of the case against our client and pointed out to the Crown Prosecutor that much of the evidence was circumstantial and our client had credible explanations to address the accusations against him. We began resolution discussions with the Crown and as a result, all charges were withdrawn.

Successful Result: Charges Withdrawn; No Criminal Record

Breaking and Entering, Robbery, Possession of a Break in Instrument, and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose Charges Withdrawn


Our client was arrested and charged after he was allegedly found inside the complainant’s house with a wrench, and holding some of her property. It is alleged that our client came home with her children and found our client, who was unknown to her, coming down her stairs. She pressed the button on her home security system, and the police attended the scene shortly thereafter.  The complainant described our client to the police, and video footage from a neighboring property caught images of him entering and leaving the complainant’s home.

Upon being retained we immediately ordered and reviewed disclosure. Prior to trial, we began negotiation discussions with the Crown and were able to point out detrimental weaknesses in their ability to prove the identity of the offender. In response, the Crown withdrew all charges against our client prior to trial, and our client received no criminal record.

Successful Result: Charges Withdrawn, No Criminal Record

Impaired Driving, Over 80, and Dangerous Driving Charges Withdrawn


An anonymous civilian called the police to report that our client’s vehicle was being driven erratically. The police located him and noticed that he was unable to maintain the lane and that he was speeding. They pulled our client over and requested that he provide a roadside breath sample, which he failed. Our client was taken to the detachment and he was ultimately charged with impaired driving, driving while over the legal limit, and dangerous driving.

We immediately requested and conducted a thorough review of our client’s disclosure. We set his matter for trial. We identified serious violations of our client’s Charter right to counsel and convinced the Crown that they would not be able to secure a conviction. The Crown withdrew our client’s charges on the morning of trial.

Successful Result: Charges Withdrawn, No Criminal Record

Immediate Roadside Sanction Cancelled


Our client was served with a Notice of Administrative Penalty (NAP) because the officer claimed that our client refused to provide a breath sample at the roadside. The officer said our client made nine attempts, but would not blow hard enough or form a proper seal, despite being coached the entire time on how to do it. Our client said he tried his best, and that his failure to do so was not on purpose.

After reviewing our arguments and materials, the adjudicator determined that our client had established the grounds to cancel his NAP. As this was the sole basis for the issuance of the NAP, it was cancelled and our client’s licence was immediately reinstated.

Successful Result: Notice of Administrative Penalty Cancelled

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.

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Receive a free 30-60 minute consultation to discuss your case.

We value your privacy. All information is kept strictly confidential.

All our 30-60 minute free consultations are conducted with one of our Criminal Defence Lawyers and include the following steps:

  1. Gathering of some personal information about you, such as your level of education, occupation, and citizenship status. This information can be crucial for building your defence and seeking a resolution with the Crown Prosecutor;
  2. Careful review of all documents you received from the police. We will explain what each document is, and what you can expect from and need to do for all upcoming appearances;
  3. Critical review of your recollection of events, and any supporting materials you choose to bring with you. This step helps us identify possible defences and avenues for further investigation; and
  4. Discussion of the court process, our fee structure, and what we can do to help.

Beyond these steps, we would be happy to tell you more about us, and answer any questions you may have. If you chose to retain us to help you, we will immediately provide an overview of what steps we plan to take next, and suggestions as to what you should do to improve your chances of a successful outcome.

For the free initial consultation to be as productive as possible, you should bring (or email in advance) the following materials:

  • A written statement (preferably typed) outlining your version of events;
  • All documents that you have been given by the court or by the police;
  • Any disclosure you have received;
  • Photo ID; and
  • Any supporting documents, such as photographs, emails, texts, phone records, medical records, receipts, etc.

Ideally, you will have prepared a copy of these materials for us to keep, but if not, we can always photocopy them during the consultation.

We offer flexible payment options and structures designed to meet our clients’ individual needs. Our lawyers accept all major credit cards, bank drafts, money orders, email money transfers (e-transfers) and, of course, cash.

If you decide to retain us after the free initial consultation, all we need is a retainer (down payment) to get started. The rest of the fee payments for the case can be spaced out over time. We can set you up on a monthly or bi-monthly payment plan, and process payments over the telephone or by email to make it easy for you.

The cost of a criminal defence lawyer will depend on several factors, including:

  1. how complex your case is,
  2. how serious the charges are, and
  3. how experienced the Criminal Defence lawyer is.

The fees of a competent Criminal Defence Lawyer will typically range into the thousands of dollars. The good news is that only a fraction of that amount is due initially. We offer flexible payment schedules so thefees can be paid in monthly installments.

Additionally, we offer flat rate fees, with no hidden costs. It is our standard practice to review all the costs during the free initial consultation. This means you will know exactly what our services cost at the outset and can make an informed decision about how to proceed.