Dealing with criminal charges can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience. However, don’t feel that you have to face criminal charges on your own. As a criminal defence lawyer, my practice area includes Brampton and I am prepared to defend you against any criminal charges you are facing.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence and you have to appear at the court in Brampton, keep reading and I will explain (1) some of the reasons why you should hire a criminal defence lawyer, (2) what I will do for you as your Brampton criminal lawyer, and (3) the 5 steps you should take if you have been arrested for a criminal offence.
Why Should I Hire A Criminal Defence Lawyer?
Any time you are charged with a criminal offence your liberty is going to be in jeopardy. A conviction for a criminal offence can result in a penalty ranging from a fine or probation order, to a jail sentence. Depending on the offence committed, you could also be subject to a DNA order or a weapons prohibition order. A competent criminal defence lawyer can make a difference in whether you are found not guilty or guilty. If you were found guilty, a criminal lawyer may also make a difference regarding what kind of sentence you receive. Simply put, a criminal lawyer is there for you, to advocate on your behalf, and to ensure you receive the best result.
Another reason for hiring a criminal defence lawyer is that a lawyer has an understanding of criminal law and is familiar with our criminal justice system. Criminal law, similar to any other area of law, is complex and can be challenging to understand for anyone who does not have a legal education. Similarly, our criminal justice system can be complicated. As your case moves through the Court, a criminal lawyer will be there to provide you with legal advice and ensure you have all the information available to make informed decisions at every stage in the process.
When you hire a criminal defence lawyer, you get the peace of mind of knowing that someone is there to represent you and to advocate on your behalf. When you are charged with a criminal offence, the police are not there to look out for your best interests. Rather, the police have a duty to investigate crime; to investigate you. The Crown Attorney is also not there to assist you. It’s the Crown Attorney’s responsibility to prosecute those individuals who have been charged with criminal offences. It is only the duty of a criminal defence lawyer to advocate on your behalf and to ensure your rights are protected.
What I Can Do For You As Your Brampton Criminal Lawyer?
As your Brampton criminal lawyer I will begin by meeting with you for a free consultation to answer some of the immediate legal questions you have, such as;
- Are these serious criminal charges? How serious are they?
- What is the best case scenario?
- What is the worst that can happen?
- What are my legal options?
- What do I recommend and why?
- How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?
- What will happen at Court?
- Can you explain my bail conditions?
When you hire me as your Brampton criminal lawyer, you are hiring a lawyer who practices exclusively criminal law. As your criminal defence lawyer, I am committed to advocating fearlessly and resolutely on your behalf. You will receive my honest advice about the strengths and weaknesses of your case. I will also advise you what your legal options are, and what I recommend you do and why I recommend it. As your criminal defence lawyer, I will work with you to achieve the best possible result and to resolve your case in a timely manner.
As your criminal lawyer, I will attend court on your behalf so that you do not have to. If I require you to be at Court, I will advise you in advance so you can make arrangements to be there. Upon receiving your advice about how you want to resolve your case, I will then conduct resolution discussions with the Crown Attorney and with a Judge. As your Brampton criminal lawyer, I will represent your legal interests and protect your rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including your liberty and security of person.
Before each court date I will contact you to advise you what is going to happen. I will also contact you after each court appearance to advise what happened in Court and when the next court date is. Simply put, you will be kept informed throughout the entire process. As your Brampton criminal lawyer, you can contact me any time by email or phone, and I am available to meet with you to answer any questions or concerns you have about your case.
5 Things You Should Do When You Are Charged With A Criminal Offence
- Consult with a Criminal Lawyer – Even if you decide not to hire a lawyer, it is important you understand what your rights and options are. If you have been charged with a criminal offence and would like a free consultation, contact me today.
- Comply with All of Your Bail Conditions – It is important that you comply with all of your bail conditions or any undertaking you signed when you were released from the police station. Being charged with a criminal offence is bad enough; you do not need another criminal charge for Failing to Comply.
- Attend Court When You are Required – It is essential that you attend Court as required or you could be charged with Failing to Appear. If you were released from the police station without being fingerprinted, then make sure you attend the police station for fingerprinting at the appropriate day and time or you could be charged with Failing to Appear.
- Don’t get Your Legal Advice from the Internet – The Internet is full of people who are not lawyers but who are quick to provide you with advice. If you are looking for competent legal advice, then consult a criminal lawyer.
- Know Your Rights, including Your Right Not to Make a Statement – Under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms you have an absolute right not to make a statement to the police or to assist them in their investigation.
Contact me today to arrange a free consultation.