FAQs

FAQs 2016-12-15T11:01:12+00:00

Need advice about dealing with the police? | Kamloops Defense Attorney

The police investigate allegations of criminal activity and gather evidence. If someone’s accused you of a crime, the police really aren’t interested in your side of the story. They’re interested in seeing if there’s evidence to support a charge. If someone’s accused you of a crime, it’s most unlikely to be in your interest to talk to the police. Get legal advice from an experienced criminal defence lawyer.

If you were arrested and released without being charged it might mean you’re still under investigation. It doesn’t mean you won’t be charged. You should get legal advice about police methods of operation. Get legal advice from an experienced criminal defence lawyer

Before you make any decisions about pleading guilty, you should get legal advice about things like weaknesses in the prosecution case, and how they could be used to your advantage. Even if you decide to plead guilty, an experienced criminal defence lawyer will know how to present you and your role in the case in the best possible way, at the right time, to the right judge. Get legal advice from an experienced criminal defence lawyer.

Prosecutors decide when to drop charges, not the alleged victim of a crime. If you’ve been charged with assault, and the alleged victim wants the charges dropped, you should get legal advice about what that could mean for the prosecution case. In the meantime, be aware that you may have a bail condition prohibiting you from having any direct or indirect contact with the alleged victim. Get legal advice from an experienced criminal defence lawyer.

You could lose your professional license. You should get legal advice about developing a coordinated defence strategy which includes dealing with professional regulatory bodies. Get legal advice from an experienced criminal defence lawyer.

Everyone in Canada has constitutional rights guaranteed in the Charter. Sometimes the police violate the Charter rights of someone they suspect of committing a crime. If that has happened you could be entitled to a remedy at your trial, such as the exclusion of incriminating evidence. Get legal advice from an experienced criminal defence lawyer.