McHarg Law

Criminal Law

Know Your Rights.

We know that being charged with any offence can be overwhelming and stressful.  Whether you have been charged with assault, impaired or dangerous driving, fraud, or any other offence, you need a lawyer who will listen to your concerns, provide you with answers, and fight to defend you against the charges.  With 34 years of experience in our field, we’ve had the opportunity to represent individuals from all walks of life and to defend innumerable criminal charges with great success.

Whether you have been detained by police, or have simply been called in for questioning, make sure you exercise your right to speak to a lawyer before you talk to police.  Put our skills and expertise to work for you.

Assault  Cases

Being charged with assault is extremely serious.  Defending a client for an assault charge takes strategy and expertise.  If you’ve been charged with assault, you should know that the consequences could include a permanent record and even jail time.  Having a permanent record can impact your ability to work and travel.  Our years of experience in Criminal Law means we have what it takes to successfully defend against:

  • Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Domestic Assault
  • Sexual Assault

Impaired Driving/Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP)

Impaired Driving Can Be Difficult to Defend.

It requires a skilled lawyer to mount an effective defense on your behalf. If you have been charged with driving while being impaired by alcohol or drugs or received an IRP, ensure that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. A conviction for impaired driving or an IRP brings with them severe consequences ranging from driving prohibitions to fines and even imprisonment, depending on the particular case and the number of past convictions.

Dangerous Driving

Dangerous Driving is a Serious Offence.

A conviction can result in extensive driving prohibitions and even imprisonment, especially where bodily injury or death has occurred. An experienced criminal lawyer can defend allegations against you, to gain the best result. You should know what your options are and what can be done to reduce charges so that the penalties and impacts on your life can be significantly reduced.

Fraud  Cases

If you are facing charges for any type of fraud, you need the advice and proficiency of an experienced lawyer.  At McHarg Law, we take the time to listen to our clients, present them with their options and help to clear their names.  We represent clients for:

  • Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Employment Insurance Fraud
  • Mail Fraud

A conviction for Fraud can result in significant punishments including fines, jail time and can prevent you from obtaining many types of employment. Make sure you see a criminal lawyer as soon as possible to review the details of your case and strategize your defence.

Our Philosophy

We listen, we care, we get results.  We believe that experience and professionalism, combined with individualized client service, results in positive outcomes. We have successfully represented clients in hundreds of civil and criminal trials, in all levels of Court in British Columbia.  We are committed to working hard and delivering results each and every time.

Call us today to arrange a free consultation. We will review your case and give you an honest assessment of your options.  We can walk you through the process so you will know what to expect, and we will use our legal expertise to defend you against your charges to get the outcome you deserve.  Trust in our successful track record to get the job done right.

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