This page provides location-specific information on pre-charge legal advice in Calgary. For a broad overview of what pre-charge legal advice is, please see our general pre-charge legal advice page.
Pre-charge legal advice involves the consultation of a criminal lawyer at the early stages of an investigation.
In Calgary, if you have been involved in illegal activity, the police have identified you as a suspect of a crime, or someone has made allegations against you, you can expect to be contacted by the Calgary Police Service who will be seeking further information.
You should not wait until you are arrested or attend the police station if requested, to speak to a lawyer. Rather, you should contact one of our experienced Calgary criminal defence lawyers immediately. Speaking to a lawyer at the early stages of an investigation, including before police have contacted you, can be highly beneficial to the outcome of your case.
Contact our Calgary office and one of our criminal defence lawyers will meet with you and ensure you have a full understanding of your rights and obligations when interacting with the police.
How Our Pre-Charge Legal Advice Can Help You
Pre-charge legal advice can make a significant difference in how a criminal investigation is handled and whether you will be arrested, detained, or charged.
The pre-charge legal advice you receive will vary based on numerous factors. If you have been contacted by the police, it will be important to consider by whom you were contacted and what unit they are a part of.
In Calgary, the Calgary Police Service has 8 district offices and numerous departments including a child exploitation and financial crimes unit.
This can be overwhelming, especially if they begin asking you questions or request you attend a police detachment to speak to them further.
By engaging with one of our lawyers for pre-charge advice, we can explain more about the department who contacted you, what to expect and anything you should be aware of. We can also contact Calgary Police Service and speak to someone on your behalf to eliminate any surprises.
Our pre-charge legal advice package is offered at a flat rate. For information on what this package includes, please see our general pre-charge legal advice page.
Do I Need Pre-Charge Legal Advice Even if I Wasn’t the One Who Committed the Crime?
Unfortunately, individuals who did not commit a criminal offence frequently become key suspects in criminal investigations. This can happen in a variety of ways and can result in severe consequences. For more information, please see our general pre-charge legal advice page.
With the guidance of our dedicated Calgary criminal defence team, you will have the information you need to protect yourself during a criminal investigation.
If you are interested in seeking out pre-charge legal advice, contact our Calgary office immediately so we can schedule a consultation at the earliest opportunity.