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How to Clear Your Criminal Record in Canada

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A criminal record can severely hinder your access to jobs, education and scholarship opportunities, public assistance, and housing. In some instances, a criminal record can even affect your child’s well-being. Furthermore, an arrest record can have a lasting impact even if you are acquitted. While expungement may help solve these problems,

How Do You Know You’ve Found the Right Lawyer for Your Case?

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Are you facing criminal charges and need legal assistance? While you can represent yourself in a criminal case, the judicial system is complex and overwhelming. Hiring an experienced criminal lawyer is necessary to provide you with the best possible legal outcome. But not any lawyer will do. You must ensure a

Is It Possible to Change Lawyers in the Middle of a Case?

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In British Columbia, if you’re not satisfied with your lawyer, you have the right to change counsel in the middle of a criminal case. However, it’s not simple and may not be the best decision. You will likely need permission from a judge to changelcounsel. The judge will consider many factors

What Does a Criminal Defence Lawyer Do?

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If you are charged with a crime, having an experienced criminal defence lawyer on your case gives you the best chance of a desirable outcome. The desirable outcome may be a dismissal of charges, an acquittal or a reduced sentence. A defence lawyer is optional; however, their training, expertise and experience,

Potential Defences to Criminal Harassment Charges

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In Canada, if you engage in conduct that causes another person to fear for their safety or the safety of their loved ones, you are guilty of an unlawful act known as criminal harassment. Criminal harassment includes activities such as: Regularly following another person Repeatedly communicating with a person against their

What Types of Cases Do Criminal Lawyers Handle?

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Criminal cases are complex matters that can have life-changing consequences. For that reason, you should hire a criminal defence lawyer if you are facing charges for a crime. Having an experienced lawyer on your side will increase the likelihood of a favourable outcome in your case. Types of criminal cases Below

Prominent Vancouver Lawyer Gets Law Society of B.C. Award

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The Law Society of B.C. has released a video tribute to one of the province’s top criminal defence lawyers in recognition of his “extraordinary” contributions to the legal community. The tribute to the career of Leonard Doust was produced due to the fact that a dinner to present the Law Society

4 Strategies Used by Criminal Defence Lawyers

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Criminal defence lawyers employ legal tactics to negate elements of a crime and possibly gain a defendant’s freedom or sentence reduction. Depending on the crime, this can involve examining witness testimonies, analyzing the prosecutor’s case, analyzing police reports, and gathering evidence. If you’ve been charged with a crime, your criminal lawyer

Will a Self-Defence Plea Keep You Out of Prison?

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Will a Self-Defence Plea Keep You Out of Prison? It is generally believed and accepted that as individuals, we have the right to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our property from harm. Any infringement on this right triggers a defence mechanism that, at times, is purely instinctive. Self-defence is the

The New Impaired Driving Laws in Canada You Need to Follow

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In December 2018, the Government of Canada implemented changes to impaired driving laws. However, many are still unaware of what those changes entail. Here’s what you know about the new impaired driving laws: Mandatory alcohol screening Once a police officer has an approved screening device available, they can now demand a

Should You Hire a Criminal Defence Lawyer for a Domestic Assault in Vancouver?

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Domestic assault is a serious criminal offence. If convicted in Vancouver, you could be imprisoned for up to 5 years. There could also be other restrictions enforced as part of your sentence. Furthermore, a conviction for domestic assault could seriously damage your reputation. Following a conviction, you may find that it

Reasons You Should Hire a Criminal Defence Lawyer

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Have you been accused or charged with a criminal offence? If so, then you should seriously consider hiring a criminal defence lawyer and here’s why: Criminal defence lawyers are trained, knowledgeable and experienced to help you. An accused person has the right to defend him or herself in criminal court.

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