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.
Sexual offence charges have serious consequences on your life if you do not have the right criminal lawyer retained to assist you through this stressful time. Roulston Urquhart has a high success rate in defending all types of sexual offences. We will use all our resources and tell you exactly what you need to do. As female lawyers we are able to cross examine your accuser on details that would not have otherwise been considered.
Child Pornography charges can be defended through the Charter if your rights have been violated by an illegal search and/or by the law of possession. We will exhaustively review your case to get you the best outcome.
The stakes are high when facing a homicide charge. Murder is one of the most serious crimes in the Criminal Code. Our firm defends at least two homicides per year. These trials require a great level of complex advocacy, a skill that carries over to defending many other charges.
Those charged with a domestic offence conviction can suffer very serious financial, emotional and custody consequences. Often the person charged is also a victim in the altercation and many times their side of the story isn’t heard. We can provide a solution that protects you and your interests.
Firearms charges are among the most serious in the criminal code and often carry jail sentences. Our legal team will defend you against these charges to protect your freedom and avoid a criminal record.
Internet crimes involve any illegal online activity or crime that is committed while using the Internet. This includes voyeurism, publication of an intimate image without consent, harassment, Internet scams and more. We have extensive experience and will use of our resources, including forensic experts, to defend you.
An assault or uttering threats conviction can result in life altering consequences such as jail or a criminal record. Conviction may also alter your employability, personal reputation, and ability to travel. Family members may also be severely affected by your charge. We will consider multiple defence strategies including self-defence, consensual fight, and defence of another.
These types of charges will affect your current and future employment opportunities. The strategic defence practices of our lawyers could help you avoid a criminal record or jail sentence.
A drug offence conviction can affect your citizenship, freedom to travel, or employment. Do not plead guilty to a drug possession charge until consulting our defence lawyers.
While there have been recent changes to the law regarding marijuana use and possession, you are still required to follow current regulations and the Cannabis Act. Our team will defend any charges against you and provide advice on how to proceed.
We will protect your son or daughter’s rights while navigating the criminal court process. Preserving your child’s future interests is our top priority. Our lawyers have successfully defended youth charges and have extensive knowledge of the Criminal Code and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
DUI law has been adapted to include disciplinary consequences such as having your license revoked or even jail if you are convicted. This may have negative effects on your employment.
When you are released from custody after being charged with a criminal offence, you will have to follow a set of release conditions. Any breach of these conditions could result in a new criminal charge or even jail time. We will work in your defence to establish fair conditions and ensure you understand the conditions set to avoid a potential breach and therefore criminal record.
A bail hearing is a crucial point in the criminal trial process. Our intention is to have you released from jail as soon as possible to participate in developing your defence. During this step, your freedom is at stake. Our lawyers have extensive experience in bail hearings and will provide detailed guidance for you and your family.
Even the most careful judges and juries can make mistakes, as our courts are human institutions. To be successful in an appeal requires persuasive written submissions and oral advocacy, along with a creative legal mind. Our team possesses these qualities and has refined these skills over many years.
Asset recovery, or forfeiture, refers to the confiscation of assets or property which were allegedly acquired through a criminal act. If you are suspected of criminal activity, the authorities do not require a formal charge against you to seize your assets.
Administrative offences are quasi-criminal and regulatory matters. This means that the offence is not listed under the Criminal Code. Instead, you will be charged under an act at the municipal, provincial or federal level. A few examples include the Traffic Safety Act, Gaming and Liquor Act, Fisheries Act, Aeronautics Act and Fair-Trade Act.