Criminal Lawyer Okotoks
If you are charged with a drug offence, firearms offence, sexual offence, or any other criminal offence, we here at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices will defend you.
If you are looking to learn more about how you can benefit from defence lawyers here in Okotoks, read on for an overview compiled by our team of experienced lawyers.
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Comprehensive Criminal Law Defence in Okotoks
When it comes to criminal matters in Canada, a strong criminal defence is key.
Know that you are in the hands of a well-versed Okotoks criminal defence lawyer by turning to Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices: our team of Alberta-based criminal lawyers are committed to helping our clients with their legal questions and needs. We have over 80 years combined experience in the law and strive to provide dedicated, knowledgeable, and compassionate counsel to each and every one of our clients both here in Okotoks and across Alberta.
As professional criminal lawyers, we provide lawyer services and client resources for all criminal offences, some of which include:
- Drug offences
- Weapon and gun offences
- Murder charges
- Sexual offences
- Domestic violence
Make one of us here at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices your lawyer of choice in Okotoks, whether you are facing one of the more common offence or any other drug or criminal charge.
An Overview of Our Legal Services
No matter the type of offence for which you are seeking counsel or legal representation, our collective experience allows us to represent you to the fullest. The following criminal charges are just a few examples of matters we can help you with in Okotoks.
When it comes to defending you against both drug prosecutions and general drug-related criminal charges, not having a drug lawyer on your side can cause concerns to be raised, such as the constitutionality of the drug search in question. This is applicable even for instances of simple possession.
We have worked to help clients avoid strict penalties and criminal records for the following common drug offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:
- Possession of a Prohibited or Controlled Substance s.4(1);
- Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking s.5(2);
- Trafficking in a Prohibited or Controlled Substance s.5(1);
- Producing, Cultivating or Growing a Controlled Substance s.7; and
- Importing, Exporting or Possessing for the Purpose of Exporting a Controlled Substance s. 6.
If you are found guilty of a serious drug offense, prison time is very likely without a competent defence lawyer for all types of drug offences.
Sexual Assault Charges and Assault Charges
If you are facing an assault charge, sexual assault charge, or another kind of violent offence, know that Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices can assist.
When it comes to sex crimes, sexual offences may include any or all of the following:
- sexual assault charges
- sexual exploitation
- sexual interference
Examples of allegations that may lead to such charges:
- Unwanted touching of a sexual nature (clothed or otherwise)
- Sexual activity with a person who is unconscious or otherwise unable to consent
- Forced oral sex, intercourse, or digital penetration
- An unwanted kiss
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your file and introduce you to the full benefits of our team’s collective experience: this initial consultation, regardless of the type of criminal charge you are facing, will comprehensively walk you through how our team intends to build a strong defence for you and your specific set of circumstances. If you would like, we can also discuss resolution options.
Domestic Violence Offences
Our team of lawyers have years of experience and have represented hundreds of individuals charged with domestic violence charges. By definition, “domestic violence” charges can arise from any criminal offence which occurs within a domestic context, with the most common being assault, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats. There is no specific charge of “domestic violence” or “domestic assault” under the Criminal Code of Canada. Instead, the prosecutor will consider the context of the charges as being of a “domestic nature.”
Domestic violence charges require a competent lawyer in order to mitigate restrictions placed on both your professional and personal life. This could include a restraining order or a loss of child custody.
Secure your protection with an Okotoks criminal lawyer: at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your file and introduce you to the full benefits of our team’s collective experience: this initial consultation, regardless of the type of criminal charge you are facing, will comprehensively walk you through how our team intends to build a strong defence for you and your specific set of circumstances.
Weapons and Firearms Charges
Weapons offences require a strong criminal defence. This is especially true due to the fact that, on May 1, 2020, new weapons-related regulations were enacted. There are approximately 1 million handguns and 6 million long guns throughout Canada, most of which are owned by law abiding citizens. In turn, this has made it so law-abiding gun owners across Canada are frequently charged with firearms-related offences.
In order to defend clients with charges such as these, our team of lawyers defend against the following common weapons and firearms offences:
- The carrying of a concealed weapon
- Illegal possession of a weapon
- Owning an unregistered gun
- Owning a restricted firearm
- Trafficking weapons
Additionally, firearms are often found by the police following illegal searches. In these cases, we will fight for the exclusion of those firearms from evidence.
The team at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices has eight decades of experience with firearm offences under the Criminal Code. If you have been charged with a criminal offence involving a firearm, contact the team at Ouellette Hoare Claxton for a free consultation and to obtain an excellent outcome. We have glowing client reviews from Okotoks and across Alberta.
The resources assigned to homicide investigations are significant, and criminal investigations can continue for decades. Homicide detectives are experienced officers who have special preparation in questioning suspects, collecting evidence and organizing a thorough investigation. Whether you have yet to be charged or have already been charged, you should not face a homicide investigator without effective legal representation… which is where we here at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices in Okotoks come in.
Being charged with a homicide offence is one of the most significant legal challenges a person may face. Without effective counsel, an indictment for a homicide can lead to a conviction and result in the most severe criminal penalties possible within the Criminal Code. We build a competent and multi-faceted case for you in order to best protect you from the serious implications associated with such a charge. As murder and homicide charges are often interlinked with sexual assault charges, driving offences, and other violence charges, getting an experienced criminal lawyer on your side immediately is crucial for the success of your case.
If you or someone you know has been accused of murder here in Okotoks, you will need the most effective legal defence available: call us at 1 (587) 355-8889 to ensure you have the best possible defence.
How an Okotoks Criminal Defence Lawyer Can Help
If you are looking for representation through a team with vast experience, you have come to the right place.
Take full advantage of our free preliminary consultation: regardless of the type of criminal charge you are facing, we will comprehensively walk you through how our team intends to build a strong defence for you and your specific set of circumstances. Or, if you need immediate assistance, connect with one of our lawyers now by calling: 1 (587) 355-8889.
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: our belief is that each and every difficult situation in Okotoks deserves to be examined in full in order for a fair trial to go forward. Reach out today!
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.