Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers

At Bourdon Defence, we understand that dealing with a criminal offence can be frightening, complex, and cause great disruption to your life. Our lawyers have worked on thousands of criminal defence cases in Calgary and the surrounding areas.
15 Years of Experience in Criminal Justice

How We Can Help You

Criminal Charges Are Serious and Need a Serious Response: If you have been charged with a criminal offence, the disruption and consequences to your life are likely to be serious. Serious consequences require serious responses. One of the best responses is getting the help you need and getting that help as soon as you have been arrested or charged. Contacting the team of Criminal Lawyers at Bourdon Defence may be the most important decision you make, allowing you to launch the best possible defence and to minimize the effects of criminal charges on your freedom and life.

How We Changed Their Lives
  • C.S. – Okotoks
    After making an error in judgment I was charged with impaired driving. I was only 18 years old and had everything to lose. I didn’t want a criminal record or worry about not being able to travel. I contacted Bourdon Defence right away. My lawyer understood my concerns and was very compassionate. My lawyer won my case; I would definitely recommend Bourdon Defence.
    C.S. – Okotoks
  • M.C. - Canmore
    I am extremely grateful to have had Danusia Bourdon defend me against DUI, blowing over and hit and run. She made a very difficult situation easier to deal with by handling my case. Being a seasonal resident of Canmore, I was able to return to my home province, while she made the necessary court appearances that I was not required to attend. She secured disclosure, relayed information and gave advice over the phone. More importantly, she was able to pick apart the situation to find the right points to argue my case. Not only was she well prepared before going into court, she was quick to pick up on discrepancies in testimonies during the trial. Her defence resulted in the dismissal of all charges. I highly recommend Ms. Bourdon’s expertise in defending against impaired driving charges.
    M.C. - Canmore
  •  L.S. - Canmore
    I cannot thank you enough for your help and advice during this difficult and embarrassing time and while I do not plan to EVER be in need of your services again - I will certainly recommend you to anyone who may find themselves in the same position.
    L.S. - Canmore
  • C.W. – Calgary
    Bourdon Defence saved my life! It is amazing the impact that one event can have on one’s business and personal life, not to mention the embarrassment. Being a business owner and a volunteer in the community, it was quite embarrassing and shameful to be charged with impaired driving and blowing over .08. Bourdon Defence was extremely helpful and comforting throughout the entire process, and with their help I was able to resume my life in a fairly short matter of time. It has been an experience that I will never forget, and will never allow myself to go through again. I would recommend Bourdon Defence to anyone in a similar situation.
    C.W. – Calgary

Don’t Delay, Get the Advice You Deserve and Need: If you have been detained or charged with a criminal offence, call the legal team at Bourdon Defence right away. Delaying, or acting on your own without sound legal advice, can lead to negative outcomes. We understand the law and how criminal charges can affect your ability to work or to do the things that are important to you. We will help you understand the law, the judicial process, and your options in ways that you can understand. We are highly experienced, with a proven track record of success in defending clients just like you.

Being charged with any criminal offence is stressful, our legal team of Criminal Defence Lawyers is here to help reduce this stress. We will spend the time necessary to understand your circumstances, your goals, and we will help you understand the law and your options. We will work together to determine your best option moving forward.

It’s Important To Understand the Law: The lawyers at Bourdon Defence are always on your side! Understanding the law is the key to formulating the best defence and raising all defences possible. But the law can be complex. We understand the complexities of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, search and seizure laws, the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and the other laws that give rise to criminal charges and prosecutions. We also understand the importance of, and legal aspects of, challenging the evidence presented, the witnesses offered, and the investigative processes undertaken. The processes of the police, in particular, need to be carefully examined and challenged for legality and constitutionality. Knowing the impact of Charter violations by police or others involved in investigating your case can allow a variety of defences. Locating the weaknesses in the case of the prosecution and its witnesses are part of the work we conduct as your criminal lawyers and are critical areas to understanding your case fully and how the law will treat you.

Understand Your Options Before Acting: Some laws that give rise to criminal charges may seem straightforward. The experienced criminal lawyers at Bourdon Defence understand the tactics that the police and Crown prosecutors may use to build the case against you. Early on, the police or Crown prosecutor may offer you options – even a guilty plea option – that may seem attractive in their appeal to your sensibilities, including your goals and need to get things completed with the least disruption. However, only an experienced criminal defence lawyer can help you understand fully the real consequences of these options on your ability to obtain work, travel, or how they may affect your future plans.

We recommend only accept options respecting criminal charges and pleas after you have received legal advice and fully understand the consequences. This includes knowing where you might have a legitimate defence to the charges you face – the police and Crown prosecutor’s office is not going to tell you this, but we will! Even if your plan is to plead guilty, we can work with you to reduce the negative effects of this plea on your life. You need to know the likely outcomes of the choices you make before making decisions about pleading guilty or not guilty. You deserve to know all your options—including where you may have a defence.

We’re on Your Side: The criminal lawyers at Bourdon Defence will explain and work with you in developing strategies for your defence in ways you understand. We make sure all the options are explored, that the evidence is thoroughly examined and scrutinized, that we understand what is important to you, and we always work with you in determining the best defence strategies. The pages of this website help you understand some of the criminal offences we can help you with, but if you do not see something that matches your concerns, call us – we are on your side. We believe you deserve the best legal defence no matter the criminal charges you face.

We Only Practice in Criminal Defence: The consequences of criminal charges on your life demand lawyers who are devoted to your interests and serious about defending criminal charges. You need a lawyer with experience, a record of successes and a rock solid understanding of the law. A lawyer who works relentlessly for your interests and who can fight for you in the courtroom, but who also speaks your language when needed.

Your Best Decision is Getting Help Today: Talking to the experienced criminal defence lawyers at Bourdon Defence will be the best decision you make in getting the help you deserve and need. If you have been charged with a criminal offence a delay can work against you; call us now.