This is a question that I am frequently asked by prospective clients. And it is an important question to ask. If you retain my services, you can rest assured that I will be personally preparing and conducting your case. That is not true of all criminal lawyers, however. Sadly, it is not unheard of Read More
The law recognizes that a person who is charged with a criminal offence is impacted by having outstanding charges hanging over his or her head. Because of these concerns, the Supreme Court has recently established clear “ceilings” after which any delay in the court proceedings will be presumed to be unreasonable, unless the prosecution can justify the delay. What this means is that your case can be dismissed solely because the trial does not get completed within a certain time.
Yes, you can. But it is a not an easy path. Appeals rarely succeed on the basis of incompetence of counsel alone. More will generally be required. If you’re thinking, “well, I’ll just wait and see if I’m convicted and if I am, I’ll retain a more expensive, more experienced, and more competent lawyer to do my appeal”, think again. The time to put your best foot forward is before trial, not afterwards.