Breach charges are defined as a failure to comply with the condition of an undertaking, appearance notice, recognizance or release order. Breach related charges are often mistakenly viewed as less severe and not as significant than other criminal-related offences. However, the courts do not view this charge lightly, especially if there are multiple breach charges. Often individuals with a breach charge may also be facing coinciding criminal charges.
Breach Charge Lawyers
Our lawyers will listen to your version of events without prejudice when developing your defence.
Your lawyer at Roulston Urquhart will analyze the current conditions you are ordered to follow and may make an application for a revision if appropriate.
We will consider all factors of your situation and build a strong defence for your case. As a result of negotiations, breach charges can be withdrawn, a conditional discharge may be entered or a not guilty verdict received.
This type of charge may include a breach of conditions for a bail or probation order, failure to attend court, or contravention of a court order such as a driving or weapons prohibition.
It is a mistake to take these offences lightly. These types of convictions can still result in a criminal record which will carry long term consequences. For instance, if an individual is seeking to be released on bail in the future, a past conviction of a breach charge can impede this possibility.
The court has become increasingly more likely to impose restrictive conditions such as house arrest or curfew. These conditions can be very difficult or nearly impossible to follow depending on the circumstances.
The Crown Prosecutor may still pursue a breach charge even if you have a reasonable excuse for the alleged incident. Your lawyer at Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence will identify any reasonable defences to this charge and ensure you have the opportunity to share your version of the events.
Your lawyer at Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence will review your breach charges and all circumstances leading to the alleged offence to determine if there is a sufficient argument for a withdrawal.
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.