Weapons & Serious Crimes Lawyer in Toronto
These are indictable offences that can lead to lifetime imprisonment.
Being convicted of a serious offence has far-reaching consequences well beyond the accused’s life, and can tear apart entire families as spouses, children, parents and siblings suffer the trauma of the event.
Properly handled, these trials will often take several years, and the stakes are always high.
The process for a defending a serious crime is different. There may be media attention, there may be more than one prosecutor assigned, and there may be dozens of police officers seeking to secure a conviction against you. High profiles cases can become political issues and the accused can become household names.
Serious crime cases are likely to proceed to trial with a Judge and Jury. This adds an element of complexity when building your case that requires an experience lawyer to manage.
Even bail hearings are more complex as the Judge will often invoke the tertiary ground (a further impediment to bail.)
It is crucially important to hire a lawyer the moment you’re charged or as soon as you become aware that you are under investigation. This cannot be held against you, but might make all the difference to you in the long run.
Trica Law accepts Legal Aid on extremely serious charges.