Dear Prospective Client:
Being charged with a crime can throw your life out of order and have serious long-term consequences for you and your family. The process can be stressful and complicated. My objective is to obtain the best possible result for you, whether your case is big or small.
As your criminal defence lawyer my duty is to look at the circumstances of your case with the assumption that they prove, or are consistent with, your innocence. My duty is to advocate on your behalf and put the accusations against you to the strictest test of proof. I proceed on the basis that your accusers are mistaken, unreliable, or malicious.
There are a number of reasons you may not be legally guilty of your charge(s):
- You did not commit the act that constitutes the alleged criminal offence.
- The act, whether or not you committed it, does not amount to the crime with which you are charged.
- The law which defines the act as a crime is unconstitutional or can be challenged on other legal grounds.
- The evidence with which the state seeks to prove your guilt is inadmissible or insufficient, thereby raising a reasonable doubt that you are guilty.
- If the act is a crime, and the state can prove that you committed it, the act may not be as serious as the police and prosecutor allege and may warrant a lesser conviction and/or reduced sentence.
I will work with you to develop the best strategy to defend your case. A good defence can mean the difference between imprisonment and freedom. If your freedom is not at issue, a successful defence strategy can reduce or eliminate driving prohibitions, fines, and increased insurance premiums in the case of impaired driving offences.
If you are under investigation or charged with a crime I encourage you to contact me as soon as possible for a no obligation consultation concerning your legal situation, fees, and how to fight your charges.
Ottawa Criminal Lawyer