We Specialize In All Things Criminal.

Our specialization isn’t just a claim; it’s a commitment. From minor offenses to high-stakes litigation, our track record speaks volumes about our dedication to this intricate field.

We Help You Get The Best Outcome Given The Circumstances

We understand the emotions, the uncertainties, and the fears that accompany legal challenges. That’s why we ensure every client feels seen, heard, and expertly guided. Our team is well-versed in the latest legal precedents, statutes, and defense strategies, ensuring that no stone is left unturned in your defense.


A crime involving the intentional infliction of bodily harm or the threat of harm on another individual. This can range from verbal threats to physical attacks, depending on the jurisdiction and specifics of the situation.

Drug Offenses

Crimes related to the possession, distribution, manufacture, or trafficking of illegal substances. The severity of the charge often depends on the type and amount of the drug involved.


The unlawful taking of someone else's property with the intent to permanently deprive them of it. This can range from petty theft, to more serious offences like grand larceny.


The unlawful killing of another person without premeditation. This is distinct from murder in that it lacks the intent to kill or "malice aforethought." Often further categorized into voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.


Entering a building or property unlawfully with the intent to commit theft, vandalism, or another crime. It's not always necessary for the crime to be completed; the intent and unauthorized entry can be enough sometimes.


Operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs, including prescription medications. This is a serious offense that can lead to accidents, injuries, and fatalities.


Engaging in deceitful or dishonest acts to secure an unfair or unlawful gain. This can include credit card fraud, identity theft, or insurance fraud.

Public Disorder Crimes

This category encompasses a range of offenses related to behaviors that disrupt public peace or safety, including disorderly conduct, public intoxication, loitering, and rioting.


Arguably the most serious of criminal charges, murder involves the unlawful killing of another person with malice aforethought. The repercussions of a conviction are severe and often include life imprisonment. Given the gravity, a robust defense is paramount.

Sexual Assault

A charge that encompasses any unwanted sexual activity, where consent isn’t given or obtained. This can range from unwanted touching to more severe acts. The stigma and legal consequences are significant, making expert representation crucial for those accused.

Bail Hearings

Before a trial commences, those accused may seek temporary release from custody. A bail hearing determines if the defendant is eligible for release and under what conditions. The outcome can heavily influence the course of one's defense and personal life.

Uttering Threats

Involves conveying an intent to harm or cause damage to another person or their property. This crime doesn't require the threatened action to be carried out but focuses on the intention and the perceived threat's impact. Legal representation is essential to navigate the subjective nature of these charges.

More Than What Meets the Eye

While we’ve highlighted some key areas of our expertise, this is just the tip of the iceberg. At Abbey Lawyers, we cover a wide spectrum of criminal charges beyond those listed. Whatever your legal challenge, rest assured we have the expertise and experience to defend and guide you. Reach out to discover how we can support your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

In Canada, if you’re arrested or detained, you have several rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These include:

  • The right to be informed promptly of the reasons for your arrest or detention.
  • The right to retain and instruct counsel (a lawyer) without delay and to be informed of that right.
  • The right to remain silent, meaning you don’t have to answer any questions posed by the police. Always remember to exercise these rights and consult with a lawyer before making any statements to the police.

In Canadian criminal law, offences are categorized as either summary conviction or indictable. Summary conviction offences are less severe, with lighter penalties and shorter limitation periods. They are generally tried in provincial courts without a jury. Indictable offences, on the other hand, are more serious and come with heftier penalties. Depending on the crime, the accused might have the choice of being tried by a judge alone or with a jury in a higher court.

Yes, in Canada, if you’re found guilty, you have the right to appeal either the conviction itself or the severity of the sentence, or both. The appeal process is complex and requires a thorough review of the trial proceedings to identify any legal errors that might have affected the verdict or sentence. It’s crucial to consult with a lawyer immediately after a conviction to understand your appeal rights and potential grounds.

A criminal conviction in Canada will remain on your record indefinitely unless you obtain a record suspension (formerly known as a pardon). A record suspension allows for the removal of the conviction from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database, ensuring it doesn’t appear during a background check within Canada. However, the eligibility and waiting periods for a record suspension vary based on the nature and number of offences. It’s advisable to consult with a lawyer about the specifics of your situation and potential eligibility.

In Canada, after an arrest, an individual might be released on their own recognizance or may need a bail hearing. At the bail hearing, the court determines whether the accused should be released or detained until the trial. The court considers several factors, including the nature of the crime, the accused’s criminal history, and the likelihood of the accused returning to court. Conditions may be imposed on the accused’s release, such as staying in a particular place or abstaining from contact with certain individuals.