Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyer
Representing Individuals Accused of Criminal Offences throughout Calgary and the Surrounding Areas
At Bourdon Defence, we understand how frightening and confusing it can be to have been accused of a crime. Whether you have already been arrested or are the target of an ongoing criminal investigation, it can seem like the entire system is against you. Crown prosecutors and police can make it seem like you have no other option but to plead guilty, and many people who find themselves in this situation feel helpless and are uncertain where to turn.
Fortunately, there is help available. When you are represented by a lawyer, you can rest assured that your rights will be protected. lawyer will ensure that your rights are respected and that you are not strong-armed into pleading guilty to a crime that you did not commit. In addition, your lawyer can assess whether there are any legal defenes available in your case. For example, if you stand accused of a violent crime, it could be possible that you were acting in self-defence. Similarly, if you were found in possession of illegal weapons or drugs, a violation of your rights during the investigative process can often result in evidence against you being excluded from use in your case—and this often results in the dismissal of the case against you.
The legal team of Bourdon Defence are more than just lawyers— are warriors for rights. When we take you on as a client, we will leave no stone unturned when investigating your case and will raise every legal defence possible. If the rown prosecutor has a strong case against you, we will fight tirelessly to ensure that you are offered a plea bargain that mitigates the short- and long-term consequences that you are facing.
If you have been accused of a crime, it is important to understand that the things that you say and do can have a lasting impact on the way that your case is resolved. It is in your best interest to call a lawyer right away. We regularly work with clients who have been accused of a wide variety of crimes, including the following:
DUI – Impaired driving is taken seriously by the law and this type of case can involve many issues, including the administrative suspension of your driver’s licence.
Dangerous Driving – This is unlike many other driving offences as it is a criminal charge; it applies when a person drives with a reckless disregard for the safety of the public.
Driving While Disqualified – Being accused of driving a motor vehicle when you have been prohibited from doing so can lead to fines, jail time, and a criminal offence on your record.
Drug Offences – Possession of even a small amount of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, or other illegal drugs can result in harsh penalties and a criminal record that can affect you for years to come.
Property Offences – There are many types of property offences, including theft, robbery, break and enter, possessing break-in tools, motor vehicle theft, and more, each with its own legal issues and defence tactics.
Internet Crime/Pornography – Authorities aggressively prosecute internet crimes such as fraud, scams, harassment, and child pornography. Internet cases can be extremely complex and you need a lawyer who is skilled in defending against this type of offence.
Firearms/Weapons Offences – While weapons offences can be varied, many involve the possession, concealment, or dangerous use of a weapon. These cases typically—though not always—involve firearms.
Breach Charges – If you are convicted of failing to appear in court, disobeying a condition of your release, or disobeying conditions of probation, the court will take it very seriously and may assume you will not abide by court orders in the future.
In addition to defending against the above charges and more, we can also represent your rights at bail hearings. Such representation is crucial to make sure you do not have to wait in jail during your case due to unfairly high bail and to advise you on your options regarding how you should plead. We guide you through every step of your case to ensure you receive the most favourable outcome possible.
Call Bourdon Defence Today to Speak with an Experienced Lawyer
If you have been accused of a criminal offence, you need to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. At Bourdon Defence, we are qualified to represent people accused of any crime and fight hard to We work closely with our clients, helping them understand the criminal justice process at every step of the way and making sure they are fully apprised of their options. When you are accused of a crime in Alberta, you need a warrior at your side. To discuss your case with an experienced Calgary criminal defence lawyer, call our office today at 403-474-4143 or send us an email through our online contact form.