Criminal

When faced with criminal law proceedings or administrative offences, it helps to know that you’ll always have someone on your side. The Stringam LLP team can provide you with the representation and counsel you need to tackle everything from requesting disclosure to running a trial with absolute clarity and confidence.

An assault conviction can result in a criminal record, fines or possibly jail time. A conviction for assault could have consequences in regards to your ability to enter certain professions, work in certain fields or travel. Our team can assist you by helping you apply to the court to amend any problematic release conditions such as no contact orders, helping you resolve your matter with a referral to a diversion program or by representing you at trial.

Domestic violence offences are offences that involve family members or past/present domestic partners. They are handled in a special court in many jurisdictions. Our team can assist you in resolving these matters, paying close attention to the complex nature of domestic situations.

One of the most important services that we can provide is in ensuring that our clients are released from custody promptly with fair and reasonable conditions. Call our office in regards to any questions or concerns regarding your bail status.

Sexual offences refer to a number of charges including sexual interference and sexual assault. A conviction for a sexual offence can result in a criminal record, fines or possibly jail time. Depending on the circumstances you may be at risk of being listed on a Sexual Offender list or be prohibited from owning or possessing weapons. A conviction for sexual assault could have consequences in regards to your ability to enter certain professions, work in certain fields or travel. Our team can assist you by helping you apply to the court to amend any problematic release conditions such as no contact orders and by representing you at trial.

Weapons offences are charges relating to the illegal use or possession of items fitting the definition of a “weapon” in the Criminal Code of Canada. Firearms offences are a type of weapons offences referring to allegations of improper use or possession of a firearm. Penalties for these kinds of offences can greatly vary.

Property offences refer to charges involving the improper taking, possessing or damaging of property. Examples of these offences include Mischief, Fraud, Theft and Possession of Stolen Property. Penalties for these offences can vary from discharges to fines to periods of imprisonment.

Impaired Driving offences are common offences that often proceed to trial. Meet with a member of our team to determine whether your Charter rights were violated during the investigation or if there was a mistake or irregularity made when your samples were obtained.

You can be charged with Refusal even if you made an honest attempt to provide a sample if no sample is obtained. Meet with a member of our team to explain why you were unable or unwilling to provide a sample. You may have an offence if you had a medical reason why you couldn’t provide a sample or if the officer did not have grounds to request the sample.

Dangerous Driving is another common offence. A skilled lawyer can possibly arrange to have the charges stayed or withdrawn or negotiate a deal for you to plead to a ticket offence. Meet with a member of our team to see if your file can be resolved without proceeding to trial or to arrange for a member of our team to defend you at trial.

An impaired driving conviction, refusal conviction or dangerous driving conviction can result in a criminal record, fines, loss of your license or possibly jail time.

Young people aged 12-17 who are charged with criminal offences are usually dealt with in a separate court for young offenders. Our team has experience representing youth on a variety of offences as well as experience representing youth on bail hearings, trials and appeals.



ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS


A conviction under the Traffic Safety Act can result in a fine up to $2000 or a six month jail sentence. Let us help you resolve your outstanding traffic tickets in a fair and prompt manner. Hiring a lawyer to appear for you means that you likely will not have to attend court in order to resolve your matter. Our team is also happy to run trials in regards to traffic offences.

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  • Animal Protection Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Gaming and Liquor Act
  • Fisheries Act
  • Other quasi-criminal and regulatory matters

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