5 Misconceptions About Crime Shows & Defense Lawyers

24 Feb

Many crime shows on television are packaged up as smooth true-life stories, but while it’s presented nice, it’s far from the reality of real criminal cases. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you may rely on your viewing of crime shows to gain knowledge on the process. Unfortunately, this may lead to many false […]

5 Tips For Forming An Aggressive Defense Strategy After Being Charged With A White Collar Crime

29 Sep

Tax evasion, embezzlement, insider trading – these are all examples of what criminal defense lawyers call white collar crime. While you might think that it’s easier to win cases involving these kinds of crimes because there aren’t any clear victims to win the jury’s heart, the vast majority of successful defenses still end in plea-bargains […]

2 Ways To Avoid Complicating Your Divorce

18 Jun

After your spouse tells you they want a divorce, you might team up with an excellent lawyer so that you can get what is rightfully yours in court. Unfortunately, mistakes on your end could make your case more difficult to prove, destroying your chances for a fair settlement. Here are two ways to avoid complicating […]

The Sale Or Traffic Of Illegal Drugs In BC: What The Crown Needs To Prove And The Factors That Prove It

16 Jun

Substance abuse has become a growing concern in Canada with over 45% of Canadians reported to have used an illicit drug in 2004. As a result, stricter laws have been enacted for the sale or traffic of controlled substances and illegal drugs with those convicted facing maximum indictment penalties from 3 years to lifetime imprisonment […]

3 Defenses To Use If You Are Falsely Charged With A Drug Offence Because Of Your Roommate

2 Jun

Getting charged with a drug offence can be a hard battle to fight; however, if the drugs were not yours, you could use this as your defense. If your roommate had been doing and dealing drugs, and if you had no idea this was going on, you may be able to fight the charges and […]

Does Divorce Affect Your Immigration Status?

2 Jun

Going through divorce proceedings can be a very difficult time in your life. If you’ve recently immigrated into the country, that difficulty is often layered with a feeling of anxiety and uncertainty regarding the future of your immigration status. Fortunately, the breakdown of the relationship does not have as much of an effect on your […]

5 Ways To Save Money By Signing A Use & Occupancy Agreement

2 Jun

Waiting for a house sale to close can feel like forever. Instead of feeling like you’re locked out of your future home, there are ways to get in early before the sale actually closes. When working with a real estate lawyer, you have the option to create and sign a document known as a Use […]

Should You Resolve Your Case In Small Claims Court?

1 Jun

Depending on the nature of your personal injury claim, suing the defendant in small claims court may be an option for you. This court specializes in claims under a certain dollar value and provides many benefits over regular civil court to litigants. Here’s more information to help you decide if suing in small claims court […]

Informal Settlements VS Formal Lawsuits In A Personal Injury Case

28 May

There are two types of Lawsuits when dealing with personal injury cases. The first is a formal lawsuit and the second is an informal settlement. It is important to understand the difference between each of these types of settlements and when it is better to use one form of settlement over the other. What is […]

Family Law: Does Spousal Support Continue If You Remarry?

28 May

In Canada, the federal Divorce Act defines the rules for married couples who divorce. This legislation applies in all states and provinces, and the courts will decide if one spouse must pay maintenance to his or her ex-partner after the marriage ends. Of course, very often, your ex-partner may go on to marry somebody else, […]