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Strategic criminal defence lawyers

About Us

Proven results

At the toughest time in your life, you need a tough team of Calgary criminal lawyers.

Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence is a team of highly-skilled criminal lawyers dedicated to effective, assertive and strategic defence. We understand that being charged with a crime is the single most terrifying experience and you need our lawyers in your corner.

We are recognized for defending some of Alberta’s most notorious, high-profile criminal cases. The Lawyers at Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence are committed to providing our clients with a high-calibre, vigorous defence aimed at achieving successful results to preserve your freedom and career. Recent cases successfully defended include sexual offences, domestic assaults, violent offences, drug offences, firearm offences, youth charges, property offences and white-collar crimes.

Our criminal lawyers have years of criminal defence experience in serious and difficult criminal cases that often result in charges being withdrawn or successfully resolved. Through strategic preparation and negotiation, we focus on the charges being withdrawn before the necessity of a trial. If a trial is required, our tireless preparation and strategy will secure the best outcome.

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Real client reviews

With 100% honesty, I couldn’t be happier with the job Tonii did for me.

With 100% honesty, I couldn’t be happier with the job Tonii did for me. During the whole process, your confidence and decisiveness made me feel very much at ease, despite the seriousness of the situation. I have recommended your firm several times already and I would not hesitate to contact Tonii again if I ever have need of legal representation. Thank you very much Tonii for everything you have done for me.


I would recommend Roulston Urquhart to anyone

I was charged with assault with a weapon and assault causing a bodily harm. I plead guilty to assault with a weapon and the other charge was withdrawn. Tonii Roulston was straight-forward, professional, knowledgeable, helpful, experienced and put me at ease. I had a better outcome than I expected and was satisfied with the outcome. I would recommend Tonii to anyone who has been charged with an Assault and/or Assault with a weapon/bodily harm charge.


Practice areas

Our past cases prove the practical and effective results in successfully defending and negotiating criminal charges. We will provide you with a step-by-step plan to defend your charges and ideally resolve before trial. Our criminal defence lawyer’s goal is to protect your criminal record and your freedom.

Over 57,065 courtroom hours

More than 9900 clients assisted

We have 41+ years of criminal defence experience

I’m in trouble, what should I do now?

Let us take the stress out of your legal process. Our team is here to help you.

Step 1


We will review your charges, the evidence against you, provide you with a legal opinion and develop a step-by-step plan for the best outcome.

Step 2


Our goal is to avoid a criminal record or worse, jail. We start by negotiating with the Crown by finding the problems with the investigation, having you take personal steps, and obtaining a background of your good character.

Step 3


If the charges will not be withdrawn or resolved favourably to you then we will exhaustively and meticulously prepare against the witnesses and prepare you fully for trial. Our lawyers have extensive trial experience and will use all tools available to us: experts, witnesses, Charter applications etc. to provide you with a skilful/vigorous/compelling and effective defence.


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