Arrested or Charged with a Criminal Offence?
Call Pax Law.
Pax Law’s criminal defence lawyer specializes in providing the best defence possible for our clients and minimizing the effect. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and we are here to help.
Receiving criminal charges can be jarring. You deserve a criminal defence lawyer committed to answering your concerns, explaining the process step-by-step, and providing high-quality legal representation.
We want to ensure that you have the best chance at a positive outcome in your case. We will work tirelessly on your behalf so that you can focus on what’s important – your future. Our objective is to ensure we explore every option in order to ascertain the best possible path forward for our clients.
Pax Law’s criminal lawyers represent defendants facing criminal charges at all levels of court. Our Associate,Lucas Pearce, is one of the top-rated criminal lawyers in North Vancouver, and our team has extensive experience working on a variety of complex cases. Together with client input, we build a strong legal defence, enter into negotiations with the prosecution, and advocate for clients at trial should the case necessitate it.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence or arrested, you should seek immediate legal advice. Receiving a defence lawyer’s assistance can help you avoid a criminal record or an onerous jail sentence.
We provide representation for the following offences:
- Assault with weapon
- Criminal negligence
- Dangerous driving
- Domestic assault
- Drug offences
- Firearm offences
- Impaired driving (driving under the influence of alcohol or DUI)
- Sexual assault
- Sexual harassment
Depending on a defence lawyer’s experience, they may charge anywhere from $250/hr – $650/hr. Sometimes, a defence lawyer may charge higher than the noted hourly rate, or a flat fee. The cost of a criminal defence lawyer can dramatically vary depending on what an individual is charged with.
A criminal defence lawyer typically represents individuals charged with crimes against the government. Common tasks include reviewing police reports, negotiating with crown counsel (the government), and advocating for you in court.
If you are charged with a crime in Canada, you may apply for legal aid. Depending on the charges and your personal circumstances, you may be provided with a legal aid lawyer. The costs of the legal aid lawyer are paid for by the government.
Criminal trials can take anywhere from a few hours to years. Most criminal cases, however, do not end up at trial.
Whether a person is guilty or not is decided by what is known as the “trier of fact.” The “trier of fact” in a court case is either one judge by themself, or it may consist of a judge and a jury. A jury is composed of 12 members of the public.
A prosecutor is a government lawyer. They are also referred to as crown counsel. A defence lawyer is a private lawyer who represents individuals who are charged with crimes against the government.