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Our Philosophy

MD Criminal Defence is a results-driven criminal defence firm. We pride ourselves on our client-centred approach and on the quality of our legal advice and advocacy. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping all of our clients understand the legal process, protect their rights, and achieve their legal goals. When you retain MD Criminal Defence, you can be confident in your legal defence.

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High Quality Defence

MD Criminal Defence is committed to offering a high-quality criminal defence to each and every one of our clients. This means that all of our clients benefit from thorough legal research, clear advice, and convincing advocacy. You can expect to have a dedicated criminal defence lawyer in your corner forcefully advancing your legal interests.

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Experienced Lawyers

Our legal team is comprised of experienced criminal defence lawyers – all of whom have both defence and prosecution experience. We have appeared in courtrooms across Alberta doing both trial and appellate work. You can have confidence in your criminal defence when you choose us to represent you.

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Exceptional Service

Whether you have been charged with a minor criminal offence or one of the most serious, we understand the impact that the criminal process can have on your employment, finances, immigration, and personal relationships. Our lawyers are often the last line of defence that our clients have – and they take that role with the professional and ethical seriousness that it deserves.

The MD Advantage

Trust Us to Represent Your Legal Interests

MD Criminal Defence is a results-driven criminal defence firm. We are firm believers in a client-centered approach, and we strive to provide each and every one of our clients with an exceptional level of service.

Our goal is simple: deliver the highest quality of advice and advocacy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring to the first meeting with my lawyer?

You will need to bring a piece of government issued photo identification, all of the documents police, the Crown, and the courts have provided to you, and any other documents you believe are relevant to the case. It is critically important that you maintain documentary evidence, including such things as text messages.

 

We also encourage accused persons to immediately write down a detailed chronological version of the events in question in order for them to retain their memory. This chronology should include the names and contact information of any potential witnesses.

How much will my legal defence cost?

The cost of your legal defence will depend upon on a number of factors, including the complexity of your case, the amount of Crown disclosure, whether you decide to resolve or proceed to trial, the estimated length of trial, whether you elect a trial by judge alone or by jury, and many other factors.

 

Prior to being retained, our defence lawyers will meet with you and discuss the anticipated costs of your case so that you can be properly informed. We strive to provide you with the most cost-effective ways of advancing your legal interests.

 

Moreover, we understand that individuals don’t plan for the costs of litigation and it can be difficult to shoulder the financial burden that a criminal charge imposes. We offer flexible payment plans to ensure that you can receive a high-quality defence while not breaking the bank.

How does legal billing work?

Our fees are billed in what’s called a “fee per service” manner. This means that you are quoted a specific amount in advance of your lawyer completing the task instead of being billed at an hourly rate. The benefit of a fee per service structure is that you’re provided with certainty as to the cost of the legal service purchased.

 

Once the price of the legal service has been determined and you choose to retain your lawyer, a retainer is typically provided for lawyer to hold in trust. A retainer is a portion of the agreed upon price deposited in advance. Your lawyer will hold this money in a trust account until the agreed-upon legal work is completed, at which time you will be provided a statement and your account will be billed.

What can I expect from my lawyer?

What you can expect from your lawyer will depend on what you hire them to do, but on a typical file, your lawyer can be expected to do the following: attend court appearances on your behalf; obtain and review the prosecution’s file; inform you of the alleged facts and of your legal jeopardy; research comparable cases and your defences at trial; formulate an opinion of your chances of success at both trial and at resolution; negotiate resolution with the Crown prosecutor (if directed); prepare for and attend trial; and prepare for and attend sentencing.

What will my lawyer expect from me?

Your contribution to your defence is critical to its success. Whether that involves preparing to testify or providing witness contact information, reviewing disclosure or suggesting references for sentencing, completing written interviews or attending specific court dates, a reliable communication and dedicated participation is a must. Your lawyer will expect you to communicate reliably and honestly, and participate diligently in the preparation of your case.

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