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Bail Pending Appeal Explained

If you have been convicted of a criminal offence and you are making an appeal, you could apply for bail. If successful, you will be released from custody until your appeal hearing.   Bail pending appeal When you are found guilty of a criminal offence, the court may impose a prison sentence. If you believe […]

Summary Conviction Appeals in British Columbia

If you are found guilty of a summary offence, you might be able to appeal the decision. This is known as a summary conviction appeal. Can I make a summary conviction appeal? Summary offences are less serious offences, such as minor assaults and careless driving. If you are charged with a summary offence, a trial […]

Your Guide to Conviction Appeals in British Columbia

If you have been found guilty of a criminal offence, you might want to appeal your conviction. You can do this if errors were made during your trial. What is a conviction appeal? When you are found guilty of a criminal offence, you are ‘convicted’. When this happens, it is not necessarily the end of […]

Everything You Need to Know About Civil Forfeiture

Do you have a question about civil forfeiture? Below we answer some frequently asked questions. If you need further legal advice, or you would like legal representation, contact our Vancouver Criminal Lawyers today. Call a Vancouver Criminal Lawyer at 604-688-8588 Now! What is civil forfeiture in Canada? Civil forfeiture is when a provincial government seeks […]

Credibility in Sexual Assault Cases

Credibility is central to sexual assault cases. If the court does not believe the complainant, the accused must be acquitted. If the court believes the accused, the case must be dismissed. If the court is unsure whom to believe, the accused must be acquitted. Sometimes independent evidence assists in determining the truth. However, often there […]