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Victoria Criminal
Defence Lawyers

If you have been charged with an offence in Victoria, you need a criminal lawyer. Our legal team at Oykhman Criminal Defence and Marshall & Massey has defended thousands of criminal cases across Canada and will utilize that collective experience to help you.

Victoria Criminal Lawyers


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Victoria Criminal Defence Lawyers 

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.

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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.

We are a full-service criminal law office handling all types of criminal and regulatory charges from Mischief to Murder, including:

With law offices in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario, our criminal lawyers attend court across Canada, and combine our collective experience to serve clients better. With one of our main offices located in the heart of Victoria, we have a strong familiarity with Victoria’s criminal court system, and the skills to quickly and effectively resolve your criminal charges.

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, contact our Criminal Lawyers servicing Victoria and the surrounding area today!

If you’re in trouble, we can help.

Are you in trouble with the law, or fear you will be soon? With the fine-tuned professionals of the police and prosecution working against you, it is normal to feel overwhelmed. It is time to consult a professional of your own.


Glowing Reviews From Our Clients

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.


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.


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.

Get A Free Consultation

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.