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Defence Against Criminal Charges in Calgary
June 23, 2015
When you're charged with a crime in the Calgary area, it's typical to feel like "the law" and the entire criminal justice system is against you. The system designed to ensure everyone in Calgary is treated fairly, and to make sure you are protected from others' abusive behaviors, now seems like it is unfairly exposing you to abuse, and that there's little you can do about it.
The first thing you need to do is relax. That's not to say that facing a criminal charge in the Calgary courts is a simple thing—it's important to understand that a criminal charge is indeed a very serious matter—but you aren't really as bereft and alone as you might feel in the first moments following your arrest or your discovery of the charges against you. The law actually works to protect you, too, even while Calgary Police officers and Crown prosecutors are attempting to prove a case against you and achieve a conviction.
A Criminal Defence Lawyer is Your Legal Right...and a Good Idea, Too
Not only are there rules and procedures that the Calgary Police and all court officers have to follow when it comes to investigating your case, questioning you, and otherwise addressing the criminal charge you have against you, but the law actually entitles you to the advice of an experienced defence lawyer. Even better, the law requires Calgary Police and Crown prosecutors to inform you of this right, and if you ask to speak to a lawyer, to refrain from asking you questions until you've had the opportunity to consult with a defence lawyer.
In other words, the law gives you the opportunity to make sure there's someone who fully understands the law standing right beside you, every step of the way. You don't have to defend yourself against criminal charges all on your own, and in fact you're almost always better off when you have an experienced and knowledgeable legal professional by your side—which is exactly why the law entitles you to counsel. When you hire a Calgary criminal defence lawyer, you get someone on you team who is just as experienced as the Calgary Police officers, the prosecutors, and the judges you'll be facing—someone who isn't intimidated by the law, and someone who has helped other clients face charges before.
No-Risk Consultation with an Experienced Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyer
Though the law doesn't require it, there's at least one defence lawyer in Calgary who's willing to put his knowledge and experience on the line and help all first-time clients with a free, no-risk, no-obligation initial consultation. Contact the law offices of David G. Chow today to see how a criminal defence lawyer can help defend you against your pending Calgary criminal charges. You'll receive insights into your specific case, and possibly learn about options for your defence that you were previously unaware of. The law says you deserve some help, so reach out and ask for it—it's why we're here!
This entry was posted on June 23, 2015
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