A criminal charge is never a planned event but mistakes happen, and the consequences of a conviction can be severe - prison, fines, and a criminal record. Now, you may be frightened, confused and concerned about your future and that of your family.
If you have been charged – STAY SILENT; politely say “I want a lawyer”, then call one of our Criminal Law Lawyers as soon as possible.
The Criminal Law Lawyers at the Deer Lake Law Group handle matters involving:
• Administrative and Court driven forfeiture
• Border Money & asset seizure
• Assault, Domestic Assault
• Money Laundering
Our Criminal Law Lawyers will stand by your side and guide you through the entire process. Let us protect your rights now, and for the future.
Administrative / Court-driven Forfeiture and Seizure
British Columbia was one of the first provinces to institute Civil Forfeiture as a way to discourage unlawful activity. Government agencies may confiscate property that they believe to be proceeds or the tools of crime. Regardless of whether Forfeiture proceedings are initiated in court or administratively, Forfeiture does not rely on criminal charges or a conviction arising from the alleged unlawful activity and the potential for wrongful confiscation is significant.
Proper legal guidance from one of our lawyers is essential to protect against an unjust seizure.
If your vehicle, real estate or other assets (goods or money) have been confiscated, contact our Forfeiture Lawyers immediately for a consultation to discuss your rights and legal strategies to have your assets returned to you. Our Lawyers will help you fight back.
Under certain circumstances your legal fees may be paid from the seized assets or our fees may be a percentage of what is recovered.
Goods and Money Seizure at Border
Customs (CBSA / Canada Border Services Agency) can seize any property (goods or money) that the CBSA believes to be:
• contraband, such as illegal drugs or weapons;
• subject to restriction, such as counterfeit product, illegal animal products;
• not in compliance with federal regulations, such as biological materials, unlicensed weapons
If you have had assets (goods or money) confiscated by Canada Border Services Agency, contact our Border Seizure Lawyers immediately for a consultation to discuss your rights and legal strategies to have your assets returned to you.
Assault, Domestic Assault and Sexual Assault
Assault, Domestic and Sexual Assault charges and convictions will have serious and long-lasting consequences. It is essential to have legal representation immediately from the time that charges are laid, or even, when an allegation is made.
Bail Conditions or a Restraining Order can be onerous and need to be negotiated as early as possible. The cost of changing bail conditions at a later date can be very costly.
Assault charges, or allegations, may prevent you from being able to return to your Family Residence or have parenting time. A conviction and criminal record can impact many aspects of your life, including international travel, employment, and future parenting time (guardianship / custody).
If you are facing an assault charge, contact our office today for a consultation to understand your rights and the legal process, and to consider alternative the various alternatives. Charges may be resolved by way of a Peace Bond or discharge if the matter is addressed early.
Sometimes - crime does pay. In fact, it may pay so well that individuals or groups may resort to money laundering to hide the original source of the financial windfall.
If you have been charged or allegations of money laundering have been made against you or your organization, it is important to consult with a Criminal Law Lawyer immediately. Such charges or allegations will have significant repercussions on many aspects of your life. Penalties for Money Laundering range from fines to prison time – do not face this alone!
Contact us for a consultation - one of our Criminal Law Lawyers will review your case and start the process of preparing your legal defense.