The recent case involving the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of a young girl has brought out the question again: ”How could you represent someone like that?” Historically, there would be no public forum for which to debate this issue: Thankfully, with the internet, the answer to such a question can be argued and answered, to the satisfaction of the public. It is a criminal lawyer’s obligation to not judge their client for they are alleged to have done, or have done, quite frankly. Imagine if the lawyer said to a client: “Since you are guilty of such a horrible crime, I do not intend to work as hard as I would if you were innocent.”
A fair trial means that only such evidence that was obtained legally by police should be entered at trial. A fair trial means that the burden of proof on the crown to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt applies to everyone: A fair trial means that the crown must provide all disclosure to the defence, whether it hurts or assists the accused. A fair trial means that the accused is entitled to the presumption of innocence until he is proven guilty. A fair trial is a right, not a gift.
I do not condone criminal activity. However, I will not condone, encourage or accept anyone treating my clients with disrespect. I will fight vigorously for my clients. They deserve it. I will not take no for an answer, for every problem has a solution. Bottom line? If a crown wants to convict my client, they will have to fight hard for it, because I will be there, every step of the way to prevent it.
I am as tough as they come: And the experience, drive, determination, respect and compassion is what I have in my arsenal. I am an exceptional criminal lawyer. And I am ready to take on your case.