We understand being charged with a criminal offence, that could result in a criminal record, jail or other significant penalty, is a concerning and overwhelming experience. When confronted with this difficult situation, nothing is more important than having experience on your side.
Our experience is unique as we know criminal law from both sides – defence and prosecution. As former crown prosecutors, we have over 55 years of combined experience at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. This experience and our proven track record of defending thousands of clients, including many high-profile cases, have earned us the reputation as one of Calgary’s most dynamic and sought after criminal defence lawyer teams.
There is no area of criminal law that we have not been involved. We have prosecuted over 2500 accused’s and defended over 5500 clients over our career. We have experience with almost every charge in the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. We appear in court, at every level, every day. We are well known to the police, the Crown and the Judiciary. The media regularly seek us out for opinions on our cases and other cases. As former crown prosecutors, we have the unique experience of knowing both sides of law. Der Barristers is a very noteworthy and sought out criminal defence firm.
We represent clients involved in offences in both federal and provincial criminal code areas.