I often hear the comment in the media that a person charged with a criminal offense “got off on a technicality”. I find that offensive.
No one in Canada “gets off on a technicality”. Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees all Canadians the right to life, liberty and security of the person; the right to remain silent; the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure; and, the right to retain and instruct counsel of choice.
To suggest that an acquittal based on a breach of one of these rights is “getting off on a technicality” should be viewed as insulting by every informed member of the public.
My team and I will ensure your Charter guaranteed rights are protected as we help you navigate the often difficult and confusing criminal justice system.
You are not a “criminal” just because you have been charged with an offence. We will make sure you are treated with the respect and dignity you deserve as we work with you through this process.