Jeanine Zahara was called to the bar in June 2019. She completed her articles at Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence Firm under the mentorship of Tonii Roulston and Andrea Urquhart and is currently working as an associate at Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence. Ms. Zahara’s experience as a criminal defence lawyer includes trial litigation in the area of drug trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, fraud and impaired driving. It is through a meticulous review of her client’s disclosure in addition to fulsome legal research and courtroom presence that Ms. Zahara is able to put forth the best defence for her clients.
Ms. Zahara has successfully litigated a variety of Constitutional challenges including protecting her client’s right to a tried within a reasonable time, not to be subject to unlawful search and seizure and to be protected from excessive force or abuse of process at the hands of investigating police officers. Ms. Zahara has effectively argued for her client’s release pending trial (bail) even in cases of alleged serious violence including armed robbery, discharging a firearm and aggravated assault.