Edmonton Violence Lawyers Serving Alberta and Western Canada
A criminal charge, especially one for a violent offence, is a big deal. It can have long-lasting and far-reaching effects that haunt you for the rest of your life. Finding the right help to mitigate those effects should always be a top priority.
At Chadi and Company, we have been helping clients navigate the treacherous waters of the criminal justice system for nearly 30 years.
We know that confronting a criminal charge for a violent offence can be daunting, and the stakes are high. To be successful in securing your freedom and protecting your reputation, you need a strong team behind you.
Our experienced violence offence lawyers have an unparalleled reputation for providing exceptional legal services, and we know the ins and outs of the local courts throughout all of Alberta, with an office in Edmonton.
Violence Offences in Alberta
Violence Offences, also known as Offences Against the Person and Reputation, are governed by Part VIII of the Criminal Code of Canada. These types of offences involve acts of violence or threats of violence against another person. They include homicide, kidnapping, and assault, among others.
It should be noted that robbery falls under this category because, unlike other theft crimes, it involves violence or the threat of violence. These offences often carry serious punishments, which may include imprisonment and a permanent criminal record.
What To Do if You’ve Been Charged with a Violence Offence in Alberta
If you have been charged with any type of violence offence, step one is to find a defence lawyer with extensive experience in this particular area of the law. The best chance at winning your case starts with solid legal representation.
Whether you have been charged with assault, sexual assault, robbery, homicide, or attempted murder, an experienced defence lawyer can ensure that your rights are protected and your side is heard.
Do not attempt to go through this challenging process without the help of an Edmonton violence offence lawyer with a deep understanding of the local courts and procedures.
What Not to Do if You’ve Been Charged with a Violence Offence in Alberta
Do NOT wait to seek help.
The criminal justice system can be very complicated, and mistakes early on in the process can cost you dearly. Having a lawyer on your side who knows the justice system is always an advantage.
The sooner you retain someone to help, the better they will be at guiding you through the entire process and making sure that you and your rights are protected.
Contact Chadi & Company Today
If you have been charged with a violence offence, the skilled legal team at Chadi & Company can help. Our criminal lawyers have defended against the largest and most high-profile prosecutions in Alberta history, including charges of First Degree Murder.
Our experienced staff offers premium legal services at an affordable rate, and we will remain your closest ally from start to finish. Do not attempt to go through this challenging process without the help of a lawyer experienced in Alberta criminal law.
Contact Chadi & Company today for a free and confidential consultation about your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
Generally speaking, a violent crime is any act involving the use or threatened use of violence against a person. This includes:
- Attempted Murder
- Homicide (Murder)
- Human Trafficking
No. Once an assault charge has been laid, it is up to the prosecutor to decide whether the charge will in fact be prosecuted.
Non-contact orders, also commonly referred to as restraining or protection orders, prohibit one person from having contact with another. These court-ordered protections impose civil or criminal penalties if not followed. The different types of non-contact orders in Alberta include:
- Emergency protection orders, which are issued when there is an immediate need for protection from another person, usually a family member;
- Queen’s bench protection orders, which are issued when there is a less urgent need for protection from another person; or
- Restraining orders, which are typically issued in situations of family violence and usually remain in place for three months, but can be permanent.
To have a no-contact order lifted, the accused must ask the court. It can take time to organize an application to have an order removed, however, if the accused has retained an attorney, their attorney may facilitate the application process to have the no contact order changed or lifted.