When accused with a crime, many people do not know what to do. From the moment you face a criminal charge, stress and uncertainty often flood your senses. For many people, even when they understand the importance of finding a Calgary criminal lawyer, they do not know who to turn to. Ensuring that you secure competent representation is the first step to proper representation in front of the courts.
Picking a Criminal Lawyer In Calgary
When picking a criminal lawyer in Calgary, it is important to find someone knowledgeable in criminal law. Ideally, the criminal lawyer has run several trials in relation to the specific charge that you have been charged with. At Kahane Law Office we work in association with a number of lawyers to make sure you get the representation you deserve. Often, our firm assists clients from start to finish with criminal matters. Finally, in some instances, we refer a client out to a lawyer who specializes his or her practice for a particular offence.
Why Hiring A Criminal Lawyer Is Important
If you are convicted of a criminal offense, the consequences can be both severe and long lasting. You may not only go to jail or prison but you may lose your job, not be able to be hired for a job and may be barred from traveling to foreign countries, including the United States. Further, you may not be able to get bonded and you may lose your drivers license. If your charge leads to a criminal record, it will follow you for a long time. This is why we anticipate as many issues as possible in advance. This includes preparing our criminal trial witnesses before the trial occurs so the process is familiar to them and less stressful.
Areas Of Criminal Law
If you have been charged with an offense under the Criminal Code of Canada, we can help. This code lists out thousands of offences, so the below only reflects example of potential charges. If you face any specific charge, call or email us. We, at no charge to you, let you know if it is a criminal charge we help people with. For example, our group of criminal lawyers helps with the following types of criminal charges.
- Drunk driving
- Impaired driving
- Assault & other violent offenses
- Sexual assault
- Drug charges
- Gladue Reports
- Traffic Safety Act charges
- Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charges
- Fair trading Act charges
- Child pornography
- Dangerous driving
- Domestic assaults
- Criminal harassment
- Obstruction charges
- Youth Offender matters
- Property offenses
- Administrative offenses
- Internet crime
- Firearm and weapons offenses
- Break and enters
- Regulatory offenses
Types Of Appearances Our Lawyers Make
People charged with criminal offences face a number of steps. The steps vary based on the offence and if the individual is pleading innocent or guilty. Great importance lays at each step for various reasons. Any missed or improperly handled step may lead to a negative outcome for you or your family member. Our criminal lawyers, in Calgary, appear for you at each level of a matter. For example, these steps include:
- Initial appearance (where you plead guilty or not-guilty)
- Bail hearing
- Traffic court
- Youth court
- Peace bonds
- Speaking to sentence
- Pretrial conferences
- Court of Queens bench
- Preliminary inquiries
- Forfeiture hearings and lastly,
- Jury trials
Alberta Legal Aid Certificates
Kahane Law is pleased to offer criminal law legal services to individuals with legal aid certificates. Legal aid offers discounted legal services to people who meet their eligibility thresholds. While a key component, not all aspects of eligibility to receive help from a criminal lawyer, are based on finances. When people meet the eligibility requirements, legal aid grants them a certificate for no cost or reduced cost legal services. People with legal aid certificates receive the same level of care as all our clients. At this time, the firm only accepts legal aid certificates for criminal matters.
Criminal Lawyers In Calgary, Okotoks, Canmore, Didsbury, Strathmore, Drumheller, Cochrane, Airdrie When You Need Them
Never face criminal charges on your own. Not receiving proper legal representation often significantly impacts an individuals life, ability to work and travel. Contact our experienced team when you find yourself needing a criminal lawyer in Calgary. By connecting you with one of our associated lawyers, you will have peace of mind that you are getting the experience that you need. CONNECT NOW. We can be reached toll-free at 1-877-225-8817 (or 403-225-8810 locally in Calgary, Alberta), or, for even fast service, email us directly here.