Areas of Practice
Assault & Violent Offences
Many offences that previously resulted in a fine or probation now attract jail sentences, for which the law often imposes a mandatory minimum period measured in years.
Unfortunately, when bail is denied, some accused persons will plead guilty just to avoid waiting in custody until trial, despite having good defences to the charges against them.
Breaches of Failure to Appear
All too often, people plead guilty to system-generated offences such as breach of bail orders, breach of probation, or failure to appear in court. The accused will frequently receive a sentence of a fine or time served, which at the time may seem like a positive outcome for an offence which they believe has no defences.
No criminal offence affects more Canadians than driving charges. One drink too many, an error in judgment, or momentary inattention can result in disastrous consequences and a criminal prosecution.
The unique nature of drug prosecutions requires an experienced defence lawyer that can identify the weaknesses in a case hidden from the untrained eye.
Defending cases of this nature requires unwavering attention to the details of the evidence, and a strong grasp of evidentiary rules.
Everyone is abundantly aware (or should be aware) of the fact that “no” means “no” and that stereotypical beliefs and myths surrounding sexual activity have absolutely no place in our criminal justice system.