Understanding Canadian Criminal Law

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How do I choose the right criminal defence lawyer to represent me?

How do I choose the right lawyer for my case?

In addition to the obvious considerations such as price, office location, specialized expertise, and prior success, the most important consideration when choosing your legal counsel is whether you and your lawyer are able to get along and have a frank, respectful, and open discussion about your legal problem.

Being charged with a criminal offence can be very stressful. The criminal justice process may be quite lengthy and intimidating. Your criminal charges may cause you difficulties with your employment, ability to travel, immigration status, and personal relationships.

People charged with criminal offences often feel that their whole life is put on hold. While it is important to have support from your family and friends whenever possible, having effective and open communication with your lawyer may provide a considerable degree of comfort when you are facing a criminal charge. The best lawyer for you will be someone you feel most comfortable working with and someone you feel can solve your criminal law problem both efficiently and effectively.