Canada is a peaceful country with limited crime. However there are certain situations where you, or a loved one, may become an unfortunate prisoner of circumstance. You should seek experienced legal help if you are facing prosecution from the crown.
Here, we share the four common cases that criminal lawyers handle for you, to ensure that you are never wrongly convicted or face tough legal situations.
Driving offences are one of the common criminal cases that you may experience in Ontario. This may include driving under the influence (DUI), or driving impaired. An officer may find your behaviour as offensive and/or avoiding detection, and may indict you for an infraction for failing to follow their commands.
Criminal lawyers excel in helping their clients deal with driving cases. They can help you find weaknesses in the Crown’s case and ensure that you can avoid serious repercussions by fighting the charges. In most cases, there is a best-path scenario, for the best outcome.
Assault is a serious criminal offence which occurs when there is a threat to use force to intimidate someone or place them in a fearful position. It does not need to include actual physical activity, as the threat to use force may still be considered a crime under the Canadian judicial system. If you, or a loved one, are facing assault charges, you must seek immediate assistance from criminal lawyers to help build a defense.
Assault situations include all social conditions, like involvement in domestic or sexual violence. It may occur due to aggravation. Criminal lawyers are aware of these precarious situations and will help you in fighting such charges in an optimal manner.
Another common case for criminal lawyers is the possession of drugs. The Crown often seeks a jail sentence depending on the substances. However, this situation can only occur if the Crown proves that you had the drug in your possession.
Criminal lawyers can help you in conditions where you are a victim of circumstances and help the court understand your plausible denial about the knowledge of the drugs. An experienced criminal lawyer will often ensure that the Crown can only continue with the case as a minor infraction, rather than a serious offence.
Another criminal case is fraud. This is an offence which includes situations where the accused is alleged to be responsible for the monetary loss of an individual or a group. This is often treated as a civil case, but may also include a criminal penalty for a particular scenario. Criminal lawyers can help ensure that your rights remain protected and you are well-represented against the Crown.
These are a few common cases that criminal lawyers can handle for you. If you or a loved one are involved in any of these situations, contact us at (647)800-1112 and Carr Law will handle the rest of your legal representation needs.