Criminal Lawyer Red Deer

Do you need a criminal lawyer in Red Deer?

If so, turn to us here at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices: our highly-skilled team of defence lawyers has over 80 years of experience practicing exclusively criminal law. Our goal is to offer a strong defence for all types of charges.

Here are a some examples of criminal matters our legal team can handle here in Red Deer:

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When it Comes to Drug Matters, Ouellette Hoare Claxton Has Decades of Experience

The offence of “possession for the purpose of trafficking”, is a serious offence in Canada. Defending the charge involves a wide range of legal issues depending on the nature of the drug, the amount seized, whether the possession was for personal or commercial purposes, and multiple other factors. 

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 s.
  6. If you find yourself with a drug charge, know that you’ll be in good hands with the defence lawyers here at Ouellette Hoare Claxton in Red Deer!

Weapons and Firearms Offences in Red Deer

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.

Our team of lawyers regularly defend clients with firearms charges, with some of the common weapons and firearms offences including:

  • 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. If you have been charged with a criminal offence involving a firearm, contact the team at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices for a free consultation.

Defend Yourself From Murder and Homicide Charges Through Our Criminal Defence Lawyers

Did you know?

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 Red Deer come in.

Being charged with homicide 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 a long list of 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 Red Deer, you will need the most effective legal defence available: call us at 1-(587)-355-8889 to ensure you have the best possible defence.

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Have Us Here at Ouellette Hoare Claxton Defend You From Any and Every Type of Sexual Offence

Sexual assault is a type of assault charge. Canadian law considers any assault which is sexual in nature to be a sexual assault.

Once sex crimes have been suspected, the court examines the type of contact, the context in which it occurred, and other circumstances in deciding whether there was an assault and if that assault was sexual in nature.

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.

Have Our Combined Experience On Your Side For Domestic Violence Charges

Your trial matters: have our team on your side from the outset.

Here at Ouellette Hoare Claxton An Association of Independent Law Practices, we have represented thousands of individuals charged with domestic violence offences. 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.” 

Due to the serious and specialized nature of these prosecutions, it is vital to take advantage of our consultation by telephone options or stop by our office today in order to get yourself the best defence counsel available. Both your professional and your personal life is on the line.

Need immediate assistance with either domestic violence charges or any of the other charges listed above? Connect with one of our lawyers now by calling 1 (587) 355-8889.


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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