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About Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence

ROULSTON URQUHART Criminal Defence is a boutique law firm that specializes in stratigicaly defending our clients against criminal charges with the goal of protecting their criminal record and freedom.

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Why Hire Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence Lawyers?

When your future and your freedom is on the line, our criminal defence lawyers will fight on your behalf to protect you and your rights.

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The lawyers at Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence pride themselves in ensuring that every avenue of preparation and analysis is undertaken to ensure your rights are protected and you obtain the best possible result. Often, as a result of this preparation, your matters can be resolved without the need for a trial.

We practice exclusively in the area of criminal law.

Criminal law is an expansive, always evolving area of law. Our expertise in criminal law enables us to identify issues and potential defences in your case and start strategizing to get the best outcome. Our knowledge of the law will ensure that no stone is left unturned and that nothing is missed. This includes applications that affect your rights under Section 276 of the Criminal Code and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which could result in exclusion of evidence. These are integral to the success of your case.

Client services are our priority.

We put a premium on the accessibility of our criminal defence lawyers and support staff. We are committed to providing you with support every step of the way and will ensure that all of your phone calls, emails or texts get returned within 1 business day. If your matter is urgent- for example, if you or your loved one has just been arrested- someone is available to assist you with advice or a bail hearing 24 hours a day.

We work collaboratively.

When you hire a lawyer from Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence, you know that you have a group of lawyers who are committed to your case and to the practice of criminal law. Our firm has a team of lawyers that all have different strengths and backgrounds who often collaborate to work together to get the results you are looking for on your case.

We know the importance of protecting your criminal record.

If you have been charged with a criminal offence for the first time, we understand the anxiety that a criminal record can bring. We use our expertise to work hard on your behalf to ensure that you do not obtain a criminal record where possible.


Being charged with an offence can be extremely stressful and impact you in every element of you and your family’s life. We pride ourselves on treating our clients with professionalism, courtesy and compassion.

High profile cases.

The lawyers at Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence have defended high profile cases in every area of criminal law including homicides, sexual assault, aggravated assault, domestic assault, internet crimes, weapons/firearm offences, fraud offences and drug offences. The serious charges we have defended gives us the expertise and experience to apply successfully to your case.

Payment plans.

We offer a variety of fees. Our fees are reviewed with you in detail with no surprises. We offer affordable payment plan options and are able to arrange a payment structure that works for you.

Knowing the courts.

Every jurisdiction and every courthouse has its own way of doing things. The lawyers of Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence Firm have represented our clients throughout Alberta (including Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Taber, Cardston, Brooks, Fort McMurray, Fort Macleod, Cochrane, Didsbury, Canmore, Strathmore, Cold Lake, Grande Prairie), Saskatchewan and British Columbia.