Criminal

Criminal law has always been a significant part of the practice of law at Baker Newby LLP. Through the generations of criminal lawyers that have worked here in the law, a tradition of service to clients experiencing difficulties in this area has developed. That tradition is based on an understanding of the peculiar difficulties clients suffer as a result of a criminal charge. Our senior criminal practitioners regularly handle complex, serious matters and have extensive experience in trials at all levels of Court in British Columbia.

A common concern for a person facing a criminal charge is confidentiality, and that is assured through the oaths of confidentiality that are required of our staff and counsel. The firm is sensitive to the difficulties and pressures imposed on a client and family by a criminal charge. We discreetly avoid publicity where appropriate to our clients’ interest. Because of our experience (all our criminal lawyers have experience as Prosecutors), we have the knowledge of the law and procedure to ensure a criminal matter is dealt with efficiently and effectively. Our criminal lawyers have true depth of experience in all areas of criminal law including cases of homicide, sexual assault, commercial fraud and theft.

Baker Newby Criminal Lawyers

We realize that any criminal charge is a serious matter to the person charged. Experience has taught us that clients profit from an understanding of the relative severity of their charges. This we strive to give them. Besides very serious criminal matters, we routinely defend charges of impaired driving, assault and simple theft. Our criminal lawyers have collectively dealt with over a thousand impaired driving cases, allowing our firm to remain aware of continuing changes in this highly technical area.

Our senior criminal practitioners have all practised prior to the inception of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms into Canadian Law in April, 1982. As a result, we have participated in this important development of Canadian Criminal Law. We are aware of the complexity of an individual’s rights and vigorously work to defend those rights.