Criminal law includes quazi-criminal matters and relates to all investigations under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Excise Act and others. You may be involved in any such matter either as a suspect, an accused person or as a witness to an offence.
If you are a suspect, have been arrested, are an accused person OR a person about to be charged, remember, other than giving your name and address…
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE A STATEMENT OR SAY ANYTHING TO THE POLICE.
In fact, other than giving your name and address…
YOU SHOULD SAY NOTHING TO THE POLICE UNTIL YOU HAVE SPOKEN WITH A LAWYER!
If you are arrested, you must be given the right to speak with a lawyer…
TALK TO A LAWYER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE DAY OR NIGHT!
Get the message?
Aside from telling you to say nothing, what will Collins Wentzell do for you?
WE will meet with you to discuss what happened.
WE will appear in court for you each time you are required to attend court.
WE will obtain disclosure (a copy of the Crown Prosecutor’s file).
WE will review the disclosure with you and search for every defence available to you.
WE will represent you in every aspect of your case.
WE will ensure your rights are protected and that every available defence is argued.
WE will represent you at trial.
WE will represent you at your sentencing hearing if you plead guilty or are found guilty.