Criminal Defence Lawyers in Calgary
Ouellette Hoare Claxton
At Ouellette Hoare Claxton Calgary Criminal Lawyers An Association of Independent Law Practices, we offer experienced, trustworthy, and reliable legal representation for persons charged with Criminal Code offences in the Greater Calgary area and throughout the entirety of Western Canada and the Canadian Prairies.
Our highly-skilled Association of defence lawyers has over 80 years of experience when it comes to practicing exclusively criminal law with relentless dedication, all with the end-goal of offering the best defence possible
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Have You Been Charged?
Have you been charged with drug offences, weapon or gun offences, murder or other violent offences, sexual offences, assault charges, property offences, or any other criminal offence?
If so, you require immediate effective legal representation to combat the potential penalties surrounding this criminal charge and help you take care of this stressful event in your life. Our association of lawyers has proven successes for all criminal cases including, but not limited to: murder, manslaughter, drug offences, sexual assault, fraud, domestic assault, and theft.
Areas Of Law
Our association, which consists of Andre, Peter, Mike, and Sadaf, have extensive knowledge and are adept at challenging police search and seizure procedures relating to criminal matters. They have successfully defended charges relating to drugs, ranging from the simple possession of a controlled substance to the possession for trafficking categories of drugs listed in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the new Cannabis Act.
Our association, which consists of Andre, Peter, Mike, and Sadaf are adept at challenging police search and seizure procedures relating to criminal matters. They have successfully defended charges relating to drugs, ranging from the simple possession of a controlled substance to the possession for the purpose of trafficking categories of drugs listed in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the new Cannabis Act.
Weapon & Gun Offences
Andre Ouellette, Peter Hoare, Mike C. Gilchrist, and Sadaf Raja have personally helped countless clients beat weapons and gun offences and avoid receiving a criminal record.
If you have been arrested for any weapon or gun offence, call Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices for quality legal advice and criminal justice-centric services during this stressful time. They understand the consequences a conviction for such an offence can have on your life.
Lawyers at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices have successfully defended clients facing murder charges, helping them avoid the life-altering punishments associated with such a conviction.
If you have been arrested for murder, call Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices for critical legal advice and top legal services during this stressful time. We understand the severity of these charges and the impact a conviction would have on your life.
Has the Crown charged you with assault, aggravated assault, or domestic assault in Calgary? Our array of lawyers, Andre Ouellette, Peter Hoare, Mike C. Gilchrist, and Sadaf Raja, have extensive experience in defending assault cases that make them a go-to for any successful defence. Often, if the case cannot be dropped, they can refer clients to counseling (e.g. if alcohol was a factor) or alternative measures to mitigate the sentence in question.
Persons can be charged with several sexual offences, such as sexual assault, sexual interference, and a variety of child pornography offences.
As a criminal defence law firm, we have both the experience and the compassion required to help minimize the stress in your life and ensure that, as someone accused of sexual assault, the legal system treats you fairly. We have the experience to conduct sexual assault trials. These trials are complicated and may include applications to question the complainant on their sexual history with you and other individuals and applications to question the complainant about their counselling history, all to ensure pertinent information is provided to the court to ensure that you stand a fair trial.
If you are charged with a sexual offence, only the top lawyers will suffice: call Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices today.
Have you been charged with assault, aggravated assault, or domestic assault in Calgary?
Andre Ouellette, Peter Hoare, Mike C. Gilchrist, and Sadaf Raja have extensive experience in defending assault cases that make them a go-to for any successful defence.
You can trust us to get results.
Andre Ouellette has been a criminal defence lawyer for over 35 years, with a particular focus on drug cases: these include both common drug offenses and assault drug charges.
Because these cases often involve entry into private premises, searches, and seizures of property, he has become an expert in Charter of Rights litigation and in challenging unlawful and illegal searches by police. He provides honest legal advice on drug possession and other related charges and is a respected member of not only our legal association but the criminal law community at large.
Peter A Hoare
Peter Hoare was called to the Bar of Alberta in 1996 and has gone on to represent clients across Western Canada and the Northern Territories. He is a valued member of our experienced association and works tirelessly to support our clients through the difficult time being accused presents.
From day one of his legal career, he has been passionately committed to fighting for his clients’ rights; his unwavering dedication to his clients and his field has earned him the respect of the legal community and the courts. His criminal law services are an integral part of what makes the services surrounding violent crimes here at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices so comprehensive.
Mike C Gilchrist
Mike C. Gilchrist is a criminal defense lawyer who understands that your reputation, family, employment, travel opportunities, and most importantly your freedom are at stake when you are accused.
Choosing the right criminal defence lawyer is one of the most critical decisions you will make. Being charged with a criminal offence does not mean you are guilty, or that you will be found guilty: in fact, if you want a professional lawyer that is responsive to your needs as a client and puts your interests first, Mike is the right choice for you. As with all of us here at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices, he believes that no event without context exists that every difficult situation deserves to be examined in full for a fair trial to go forward.
CRIMINAL LAWYER & FAMILY LAWYER
Ms. Raja received her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2014. After working with two prominent law firms in Calgary, Ms. Raja started her private practice in 2019.
Using her litigation abilities, Ms. Raja assists her clients to receive the best possible results in all litigations matters. Ms. Raja is well-regarded as being dedicated to her clients, clearly and succinctly understanding what the client’s needs are, and efficiently developing cases around each client’s unique case and goals. This skill set is highly valuable for complex family law litigation matters, which she handles for us frequently.
As with all of us here at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices, Ms. Raja’s availability through phone persists whether it be for a comprehensive review of your legal advice, questions surrounding common offences, criminal, quasi-criminal, and regulatory offences, or simply looking to have further questions answered on the day of trial.
Outstanding Reviews From Our Clients
“Everyone at the office was very professional and understanding. They explained everything and put helped me to relax. If you need an experienced lawyer, I would recommend Peter Hoare to anyone facing charges.”
“I am highly indebted to Andre Ouellette and his association for the perfect job they did in clearing my serious DUI charges. I am grateful every time I am able to enter the States.”
WITH 80 YEARS OF COMBINED LEGAL EXPERIENCE, YOU CAN TRUST OUELLETTE HOARE CLAXTON An Association of Independent Law Practices TO FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS AND GET POSITIVE RESULTS.
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We are Available to Talk Right Now!
Call Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices today for the legal representation you deserve.
Andre, Peter, Mike, and Sadaf will assist you with an initial cost-free, fully-confidential, zero-obligation consultation. During this consultation, we strive to ensure that you feel comfortable with us as your legal association: every one of us is firm in the idea that you must feel that you are respected and listened to. Our experience tells us communication is key to building a strong defense.
Our association of Calgary-based criminal lawyers will assist you during the initial consultation to:
- Discuss your charges
- Discuss defences available to you
- Review the potential penalties
- Explain how the court process works
- Explain how the criminal trial process works
- Provide legal advice and counsel
- Explore the impact of setting a trial date or entering a guilty plea
- Discuss the scope of the retainer and anticipated legal fees
Our consultations are comfortable, non-rushed, and always fully confidential.
We Service all around Calgary: