Criminal Lawyer in Cochrane

If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to find a criminal defense attorney who can provide the best possible defense for your case.

Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices provides criminal lawyer services for those facing criminal charges. We have been providing legal representation in Cochrane and throughout Alberta for years. Our team of lawyers has over 80 years of combined experience defending clients against all types of criminal offences including murder, drug crimes, sexual assault, domestic violence and more.

Contact us today to speak with one of our experienced lawyers about your case!

CALL: 1(587) 355-8889

What types of legal services do we offer?

Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices provides criminal defence services for all types of criminal offences, some of which include:

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes are those crimes dealing with the possession, distribution, and production of illegal drugs. The penalties for committing drug crimes vary considerably depending on the type, quantity, and reason for possessing an illegal substance. Courts are sentencing heavily for these offences. It is more important now, than ever before, to retain defence counsel with expertise in defending drug offences.

When defending both drug prosecutions and general drug-related criminal charges, an experienced team of criminal lawyers like ours can raise many other issues, such as the constitutionality of the search. Charter applications can be very successful at having evidence obtained through such breaches excluded at trial.

The lawyers at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices have helped clients avoid convictions, harsh penalties, and criminal records for many charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, some of which include:

  1. Possession of a Prohibited or Controlled Substance s.4(1);
  2. Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking s.5(2);
  3. Trafficking in a Prohibited or Controlled Substance s.5(1);
  4. Producing, Cultivating or Growing a Controlled Substance s.7; and
  5. Importing, Exporting or Possessing for the Purpose of Exporting a Controlled Substance

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a serious criminal offense and facing such an accusation can result in life-changing consequences. The severity of the punishment depends on what type of sexual assault crimes are committed, which includes indecent exposure, exhibitionism, and voyeurism.

The penalties for committing these types of crimes vary depending on the severity level of the offence committed. Penalties can range from fines to prison time.

Domestic Assault

Domestic violence is a serious issue in Canada. According to the law, any violence, physical or not, that occurs within a household is considered domestic. Any form of abuse is considered as well; emotional, psychological and verbal are all included. This applies for both current or ex-spouses or people who share a child in common.

Violent Crimes

It is important to hire a lawyer who understands violent crimes. Violent crimes are taken very seriously. A violent crime is considered a major offence. If you have been charged with any type of serious offence such as this, it is important to speak with an experienced Alberta criminal lawyer immediately for legal representation.

Weapons Charges and legal representation

There are several different types of weapons charges, each with its own specific penalties. It is important to speak with an Alberta criminal lawyer who can help defend against any type of weapon charge you may be facing.

Fraud, Theft and legal representation

Fraud can take many forms. There are different types of fraud charges that each have their own specific penalties and consequences for those convicted. It is important to speak with an experienced criminal lawyer immediately for legal representation if you have been charged with a crime of this nature.

How to hire a lawyer?

Step 1: Contact us for a free initial case assessment.

Call 1 (587) 355-8889 to speak with one of our lawyers about your case. We can provide you with a cursory review of your case at this time based on the information available.

Step 2: Hire Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices!

If, based on the initial case assessment, you would like to hire one of our lawyers as your defence counsel, we will discuss file strategy, possible fee arrangements, order your disclosure from the prosecution, and create a plan for moving forward with your file. We will also get you to sign some documents allowing us to appear in court on your behalf, saving you the hassle of time away from work and making a trip to the courthouse. 

Why choose Ouellette Hoare Claxton?

Our team has successfully handled thousands of cases over the years. By limiting the number of files our lawyers handle, we ensure you always have access to your lawyer. It is our experience that continuous, open communication with our clients provides for the best outcomes in defending you in court. We will work tirelessly to defend your case and to ensure that your rights are upheld.

List of benefits:

  • Over 80 years combined experience
  • One of the larger Criminal Defence law firms in Alberta
  • Free initial case consultation
  • Receive upfront costs for our services, no hidden fees or miscellaneous charges
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How Our Criminal Defense Lawyers can Help

Being charged with a crime can be frightening and overwhelming. The Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices team of criminal lawyers will provide you with information about your criminal charges, the defences available to you, and what form of resolutions may be possible so your criminal record stays clean.

We represent clients throughout Cochrane and Alberta. We offer the best criminal lawyer services available.

Our main goal is to ensure that no criminal charges filed against you can hold up in Court. If we feel that there is insufficient evidence to successfully prosecute your case, then we will do everything within our power to have it thrown out completely. We will work tirelessly for you by providing skilled representation and advocating on your behalf so that the charges made against you are minimized as much as possible.


How to request a free consultation?

Call 1 (587) 355-8889 to speak with one of our lawyers about your case. We will provide you with legal counsel and representation at this stage so that you can learn more about the possible defences available to you for your criminal charges in Cochrane.

You can also come into our office so that we can meet you in person, discuss your situation and the best course of action for your defense.

We offer appointments in the evenings and weekends if necessary!

Contact us today for a free initial consultation on your case! You won’t find anyone who cares more about defending their clients against criminal charges than the team at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices!


What is the penalty for aggravated assault?

House arrest is not an available sentence for aggravated assault. If you are found guilty of an aggravated assault, you may be punished by:

  • Up to 14 years in a federal penitentiary
  • Lifetime weapons ban
  • A Judicial Order to submit for DNA testing.
Is it for aggravated assault charges to go to court?

Given the serious nature of these charges, the Crown will often assign a prosecutor to prosecute an aggravated assault charge. You will need experienced legal representation you can trust. Ouellette Hoare Claxton are dedicated to your case.


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Murder Charges

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