If you've been arrested or charged with a crime, you need the immediate assistance of a criminal defence lawyer. Being charged with a crime - whether major or minor - is a serious matter. A person facing criminal charges risks severe penalties and consequences, such as jail time, having a criminal record, and loss of relationships and future job prospects, among other things. While some legal matters can be handled alone, a criminal arrest of any nature warrants the legal advice of a qualified criminal defence attorney who can protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.
It’s natural to feel fear and concern when being investigated for, or charged with a criminal defence. Don’t leave the outcome of a serious situation to chance. We’re available to assist, advise and fight for you 24 hours a day. We’ll help you navigate the Criminal Justice System and ensure your rights are represented.
At Mercier Law we understand that being charged with a criminal offense can carry serious consequences and leave you with a criminal record. If found guilty, you may also face time in jail. We have successfully helped clients facing a range of criminal charges. Listed below are some of the most common, however, we are prepared and able to assist you with any situation you are facing.
We have the knowledge and experience to do what it takes to launch a compelling defence for our clients.
The definition of Assault is set out in s. 265 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada as follows:
The definition of aggravated assault is set out in s. 268 (1) and the punishment is set out in s. 268 (2) of the Criminal Code of Canada as follows:
Domestic Assault charges stem from a variety of domestic relationships such as: Boyfriend/Girlfriend, Husband/Wife, Common Law Partners and Same Sex Partners.
While the relationship of the perpetrator and the victim has to confine to the definition of being “domestic”, the definition of assault remains the same under s. 265 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada:
Drug Offences fall under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act which states in s. 7(1):
The definition of Impaired Driving is set out in s. 253 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada as follows:
The definition of Fraud is set out in s. 380 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada as follows:
The definition of Theft is set out in s. 322.1of the Criminal Code of Canada as follows:
The definition of Uttering Threat is set out in s. 264.1of the Criminal Code of Canada as follows: