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    What Are the Roles and Responsibilities of a Criminal Lawyer?

    Barrie criminal defence lawyer David Wilcox has been representing people charged with criminal offences since 1987. He understands how distressing it is for his clients to be faced with arrest and criminal charges, and he draws on his decades of experience to provide clear solutions and reliable legal advice. When you are charged with a criminal offence, you are at risk of a conviction and criminal record that can have significant repercussions in your life, beyond paying a fine or completing a jail sentence. It is important to hire an experienced criminal defence lawyer who can assist you. Our Barrie criminal defence lawyer recently discussed how to choose the right criminal lawyer for your case. What exactly are the duties of the criminal lawyer you decide to hire? Below are five key roles and responsibilities of a criminal defence lawyer.

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  • 19/12/2019
    Barrie DUI Lawyer on How an Alcohol or Drug Impaired Driving Conviction Can Impact Your Life

    You can be charged with impaired driving if your ability to operate a motor vehicle is compromised by the effects of alcohol or drugs (for example, see here for our Barrie DUI lawyer’s discussion of what to expect if you are stopped for suspected marijuana–impaired driving). 

    Being charged with impaired driving is a stressful experience, especially if you are a first-time offender. Regardless of whether it is your first offence or not, it is highly recommended that you get legal advice from a criminal defence lawyer who specializes in representing people charged with drug-impaired and drunk driving. Barrie lawyer David Wilcox is an experienced criminal attorney who can guide you through the legal process, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you have explored all possible defences. Let’s discuss additional ways a DUI lawyer can help you and how an impaired driving conviction can impact your life.

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  • 16/05/2019
    What to Expect When Stopped for Suspected Marijuana–Impaired Driving

    Following the legalization of cannabis, many people have questions about the relationship between these Criminal Code changes and the law on impaired driving.

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  • 06/02/2019
    Minimizing the Impact of a Fraud Charge

    If you have been charged with fraud for the first time, you may be concerned about the consequences you are facing, your options moving forward and what you can do to minimize the impact if there is signficant evidence for a conviction. Luckily, there are a few ways you may reduce the impact of the charge.

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  • 20/12/2018
    What to Do If You Are Arrested on a Drug Charge

    A drug charge is a serious criminal offence, with significant penalties found in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, which is federal legislation. 

    If you are charged with a drug offence, you may face pre-trial detention and be held in prison until you are tried in court - a process that may take over a year. If you are convicted, you can expect to face imprisonment, a fine, property forfeiture and a criminal record. For these reasons, if you are charged with a drug offence, it is important to hire a criminal defence lawyer that is experienced in fighting drug charges. Consulting with David Wilcox, drug lawyer in Barrie, is a wise idea.

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  • 28/09/2018
    How to Choose and What to Expect from Your Criminal Lawyer

    Being charged with a criminal offence is a stressful experience and can lead to life altering consequences. If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime, it is important to get help from a criminal lawyer right away.

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