Criminal Lawyer

Potential Defences to Criminal Harassment Charges

By |September 10th, 2021|Criminal Lawyer|

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 will Continuously waiting at

Is Cyberstalking a Crime?

By |July 14th, 2021|Criminal Lawyer|

Before the digital age, stalking involved a perpetrator following a victim from place to place or appearing wherever the victim happened to be. However, with the internet, a new form of stalking emerged—cyberstalking. What is cyberstalking? Cyberstalking refers to the use of electronic communication to support aggressive behaviour by an individual or group that is

What Types of Cases Do Criminal Lawyers Handle?

By |July 6th, 2021|Criminal Lawyer|

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 are common types of

5 Signs You Should Fire Your Defence Lawyer

By |May 6th, 2021|Criminal Lawyer|

When selecting a defence lawyer, careful consideration is required. But what happens after you have signed a retainer agreement and things aren’t working out as planned? Here are five signs you should fire your defence lawyer. Lack of communication One major sign it may be time to part ways with your lawyer is a lack

How to Dispute a Distracted Driving Ticket

By |May 6th, 2021|Criminal Lawyer|

If a driver uses a handheld electronic device while operating a motor vehicle, they are committing an offence under the Motor Vehicle Act, known as distracted driving. Electronic devices include cell phones, GPS devices, music players and any other device used to process or compute data. Use of an electronic device includes operating the device

4 Strategies Used by Criminal Defence Lawyers

By |January 4th, 2021|Criminal Lawyer|

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 ask pointed questions

Is Marijuana Legal or Illegal in BC?

By |October 21st, 2020|Criminal Lawyer|

When non-medical cannabis became legal in Canada in October 2018, limits were put in place to control its production, distribution and possession, and to, most importantly, prevent it from getting into the hands of Canadian youth. Although the main priority of the Cannabis Act is to prevent young people below age 18 from accessing recreational

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

By |August 5th, 2020|Criminal Lawyer|

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 act of protecting oneself

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