Criminal Law

Criminal Lawyer Calgary

Are You Looking for a Criminal Law Expert in Calgary, Alberta?

There is nothing more stressful than facing criminal charges in Calgary, Alberta. You will need a good lawyer in your corner, otherwise there is a real chance that you could go to jail and lose your freedom.

If not jail, you may have to suffer from other severe penalties such as paying a heavy fine that could ruin your financial situation, losing your job, lose your driving license, or face the prospect of being deported from Canada – if you’re an immigrant.

There is no easy way out when you’re facing a criminal charge, and under the Canadian Law, the legal consequences of a conviction are severe and very rarely reversible.

That is why you must hire a team of highly skilled criminal lawyers, who have an excellent track record of defending people charged with different criminal offences.


When to Hire a Criminal Lawyer in Calgary?

You will need to hire a Calgary criminal lawyer if you have been charged under the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada

  • Drunk driving
  • Drug charges
  • Theft and/or Robbery
  • Assault and other violent offences
  • Internet crime
  • Firearm and weapons offences
  • Break-ins and home intrusion
  • Regulatory offences
  • Impaired driving
  • Manslaughter
  • Sexual assault
  • Fair trading Act charges
  • Fraud
  • Criminal harassment
  • Property offenses
  • Child pornography
  • Traffic Safety Act charges
  • Shoplifting
  • Murder
  • Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charges
  • Dangerous driving
  • Administrative offenses
  • Obstruction charges
  • Youth Offender Issues
  • Domestic assaults


What a Calgary Criminal Lawyer Can Do For You

#1: Evidence Gathering: It is the defence lawyer’s job to gather evidence to refute the accusations made against their client and to prove the client’s innocence.

#2: Gathering Witnesses – The criminal lawyer gets in touch with and recruits witnesses who can show that the client is in no way connected to the crime, or provide a compelling alibi. They also hire expert witnesses such as psychologists or pathologists who testify in court and prove the prosecutor’s case to be scientifically improbable.

#3: Representation in Court – It is the criminal lawyer’s job to represent you in a court of law and argue your defence and counter the charges made by the prosecutor. They cross-examine the prosecutor’s witnesses as well as the defence witnesses and do everything possible to prove the client’s innocence.

#4: Defends Your Rights – The criminal lawyer defends your right to silence under section 7 and section 11(c) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It is their job to prevent the police or the prosecutor from making you answer any questions that could incriminate you in any way.

#5: Plea Bargaining – If the prosecutor’s case is too strong and all evidences are against you, the criminal lawyer does plea bargaining with the prosecutor, so that you can get away with less serious charges that carry a lighter sentence.


About Shory Law, Calgary’s Most Trusted Law Firm

Shory Law is a highly respected Calgary Law Firm that has been in business since 1998. We have a team of highly talented, aggressive criminal lawyers with a combined 30 years of experience in criminal law.  Our lawyers will stand by your side in the Court, and give you the best defence you’re going to get.


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