If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offence, contact us for a free consultation. Being charged with a criminal offence can be a very overwhelming experience. It can have serious impact on your employment, ability to travel and have other long term implications. The very prospect of conviction can be very traumatic.
It is important to choose the right Criminal Defense Lawyer to assist you during this stressful experience. Asteria Law brings a wide range of experience including defending Assault/Domestic Assault matters, Sexual Assault cases, Charges relating to Impaired driving, Highway Traffic offences and other serious offences.
We provide 24x7 emergency assistance for Bail Hearing. Call us at 416-4-LAWYER.
If the police believe that the accused will commit another criminal offence, destroy evidence or not appear in court if released, they may choose to hold the person in custody pending a bail hearing.
The implications from the bail hearing are significant and it is important to immediately seek adequate help.
Have you been charged with Domestic Assault? The Canadian Criminal Code does not refer to domestic assault separately and the offence is included in Sections 265 and 266. What differentiates domestic assault from typical assault is that it is an assault on partner with whom you have shared intimate relationship. An assault conviction can have serious consequences on your current and future employment, your ability to travel, have restrictive conditions and may even impact your child custody, separation and divorce proceedings. Call us for the experience, skill, understanding and compassion needed to help you during these difficult times.
All sexual offences in Canada are considered to be a serious crime has life long adverse implication. Canadian justice system provides significant protection to complainants in sexual assault cases. While these laws are meant to safeguard the complainants, it can be daunting for an innocent accused. We understand the significance of these charges and will provide you with comprehensive defense.
Impaired driving means operating a vehicle (including cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles) while your ability to do so has been compromised by consuming alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two. Drinking and driving offences in Canada include failing to provide a breath sample, impaired driving, or having a breath sample with over 80 mg of alcohol according to the Canadian Criminal Code. An impaired driving charge can have serious consequences to your licence, insurance premiums, ability to travel, your current and future employment opportunities. You must take immediate steps to secure a strong defence to avoid consequences of conviction.
Fraud is a highly complex and serious area of law and you should immediately get the professional help you need. Section 380(1) of the Criminal Code defines fraud and considers anyone who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, defrauds the public or any person, of any property, money or valuable security or any service. You should fight fraud through a lawyer because the penalties are quite hefty and may include imprisonment.
Theft is classified as a property offence and falls as Theft Under $5000 and Theft Over $5000. A conviction for Theft Under $5000 carries a sentence of up to two years in prison. For a Theft Over $5000, the potential sentence is up to ten years incarceration.
If an offence has been committed and you believe the the police is not laying a charge - as a member of the public, you can take steps to have a charge laid by meeting with a justice of the peace and swearing what is called an information. A person has the right to have criminal process issued from a Justice of the Peace by swearing an Information alleging reasonable and probable grounds that another person committed a criminal act. Section 504 of the Criminal Code provides that "Any one" who, on reasonable grounds, believes that a person has committed an indictable offence may lay an information in writing and under oath before a justice, and the justice shall receive the information, where it is alleged
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