I was charged with a crime and need help!
Do I need a criminal lawyer?
It’s common to receive calls from distraught clients who have been charged with a criminal offence. Often, these clients want to know what will happen to them. Will they go to jail? Can they win their case? Moreover, many clients want an immediate answer over the phone.
Most criminal lawyers are reluctant to provide any information over the phone as they do not want to give the perception it is legal advice. In fact, most experienced criminal lawyers will often mention that only after obtaining criminal disclosure from the court will they be in a position to provide any real advice.
It’s difficult to get the whole picture while speaking over the phone. Also, having never met, a criminal lawyer will not want to provide any false sense of concern or comfort. Typically, a good criminal lawyer will want to interview the client in detail and then only after obtaining criminal disclosure will they be able to assess the strengths and weakness of the case.
Many criminal lawyers during the first phone call will ask questions such as, the date of the offence, the first court date and at times very brief factual circumstances to familiarize themselves with the case.
However, always keep in mind every criminal case is different.
If you have been charged with a crime and require a criminal lawyer in Burlington or Oakville give my office a call.
My address is 901 Guelph Line, Burlington.
You can also call or text at 416-505-4901 OR call Toll Free: 1 (800) 939-9211
anytime for a free consultation