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Criminal Defense Lawyer in Edmonton AB

If you are involved in a criminal prosecution, you need a dependable and passionate attorney to give you the advice and representation you deserve. Verhaeghe Law Office is proud to offer informed and trustworthy legal services to help keep your record clear and bring an adequate resolution to your case. Our team of first-rate lawyers is highly educated and experts in criminal law. If you are in the midst of a legal issue, you need a criminal defense attorney who will stop at nothing to get you the best possible outcome.


Verhaeghe Law Office provides sound legal counsel for individuals accused of criminal offenses in Edmonton.

If you are facing criminal prosecution, contact the team who will advocate relentlessly for your interests from start to finish.

Call (587) 410-2500 today to schedule a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer.

Facing Criminal Prosecution

The possibility of receiving or adding onto an already existing criminal record is a very serious one. A criminal record can prevent an individual from finding meaningful employment as well as keep them from enjoying many important aspects of everyday life. From advisory roles, to comprehensive trial services, Verhaeghe & Boisvert Law Office has the expert legal team needed to ensure our clients have the best chance at beating any charges that they may be facing. With extensive experience in all facets of the court, we are confident in our ability to provide our clients with unrivaled legal services.

Our legal team is unwaveringly committed to our clients. We will employ the full resources and combined experience of our staff to defend you successfully.

Criminal Law Services

Our defense practice extends to many areas, some of which include:

  • Violent offenses including murder, manslaughter, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, and aggravated assault.
  • Drug offenses including drug trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a controlled substance.
  • Sexual offenses including sexual misconduct, sexual assault and prostitution.
  • Driving offenses including driving under the influence and impaired driving causing bodily harm.
  • Theft and fraud including shoplifting, employee theft, and income tax offenses.
  • Weapons and firearms offenses including possession of restricted weapons and unlawful possession or storage.
  • Internet and technological offenses including luring, cyber stalking, extortion, identity theft, and intellectual property crimes.

If any of the above situations concern you, reach out to our team of legal experts today. We have a large team of advocates with specialties in nearly every avenue of Canada's criminal law. Whatever your case may be, we have the skill and know-how to develop an astute plan of defense.

In-Depth Consultations

You can count on our defense attorneys to tailor your defense strategy to your unique set of circumstances. To achieve this, we take the time to get to know our clients during a one-on-one case review.

In a confidential, non-judgmental environment, we'll sit down with you to discuss your situation in-depth. You'll appreciate the professionalism of our lawyers—we'll speak candidly and compassionately with you, clearly laying your options in front of you and answering any questions you may have.

Based on your desired outcome, we'll devise a defense strategy with the goal to resolve your legal problem within the shortest delay. Of course, we’ll answer every question you may have until you’re fully confident moving forward. Rest assured, we'll leave no stone unturned in this process. We'll do our due diligence to create a robust and vigorous defense.

We consider our consultations as an opportunity to build mutual trust. Get to know a lawyer who has your best interests at heart. Book a consultation with us today.

Expert Analysis and Representation from Leaders in Criminal Law

When you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer, you need a team that has proven their ability to excel at all aspects of legal defense. We leave no stone unturned as we collect all of the applicable documents and evidence. We take the time to perform an in-depth investigation and analysis to make sure we have all the information necessary to represent you accurately. We conduct interviews and will participate in your trial to make sure that your case is always presented professionally and credibly. 

Local Criminal Law Attorneys with High Success Rates

Our team of esteemed lawyers are experienced and highly trained in all aspects of criminal law. We strive to surpass industry standards with our comprehensive and attentive legal services. We get the best results because we go above and beyond to learn the specifics of your case. Our staff will take the proper steps and give your trial the time and attention to detail that you would expect from the area’s leading law firm.

Criminal charges can follow you for a long time—don’t leave anything to chance and hire a team that will work tirelessly to keep your record clean. 

Personable and Accommodating Criminal Lawyers

Being charged with a criminal offense is never an easy situation. The staff at Verhaeghe Law Office understands this, which is why we treat all our clients with the dignity and respect they deserve. During a trying time, the benefits of compassionate and conscientious service cannot be overstated. From your initial consultation to the final verdict and beyond, we give your case our full effort while keeping you informed and up to date. Our team of criminal defense experts will help you feel at ease while we work diligently to get you the results you deserve. 

Experienced Criminal Defense Counsel

The criminal lawyers at our firm are among the best minds in the industry. We're known for our highly individualized approach to defense law. We recognize that facing possible prosecution is a trying and uncertain obstacle to face. We do everything we can to support our clients and relieve as much stress and burden as we can.

Together, we boast experience in all areas of criminal law and have appeared in all levels of court. As a firm, we stay continually up to date with developments in the industry so that we can bring our clients the most judicious, all-encompassing advice available.

Our legal knowledge is unmatched. Our commitment to our clients is unrivaled. For tenacious, skilled criminal defense, we are the first-choice law firm in Edmonton.

Informative and Understanding Legal Support

We pride ourselves on being a legal team with a commitment to honesty and integrity. We understand that legal proceedings are not always straightforward and easy to navigate. That is why we take the extra time to make sure you know the outlook of your case and everything you are entitled to. We offer a pragmatic approach so you can always depend on us to give you trustworthy advice and provide a realistic projection for your case. If we do not think your case is winnable, we will let you know and give you the appropriate recommendations on how to best proceed.

Ongoing Support from Your Criminal Lawyer

Every case is unique. Depending on the complexity of your case, its duration can span weeks, months, or even years. At Verhaeghe Law Office, we'll be by your side from start to finish. You can count on us to keep you informed every step of the way, thoroughly explaining all of your options to you.

We are always available by phone or email to answer your questions and concerns. Regardless of the length of your case, you can depend on us to navigate you through the process with integrity, professionalism, and relentless focus.

The Resolution Process

In some cases, a resolution can take place outside the court before the trial begins. At our firm, we explore all possibilities, including the possibility of getting your case withdrawn. Our lawyers put as much emphasis on this process as we do the trial process. If you would rather avoid going to court, we'll plan a detailed strategy together. Our attorneys possess advanced negotiating skills, and we'll liaise with all necessary authorities and prosecutors in an effort to settle your case before we go to a judge. Of course, you can count on us to keep you informed of all potential scenarios and settlements along the way. You can always depend on our honest counsel and guidance, but we won't do anything unless you're in complete agreement.

The Trial Process

The criminal trial process in Canada is made up of different stages. These stages include:

  • Arraignment
  • Trial
  • Sentencing
  • Appeal


Working with your lawyer, you'll create a defence strategy before the beginning of the trial. The charges will be read aloud in court, and you'll decide how you want to enter your plea: guilty or not guilty.


When the plea is not guilty, the trial begins with the Crown prosecutor. The prosecutor will introduce their case against the accused, which includes entering any physical evidence and/or witnesses. If witnesses are called to the stand, your defence attorney will also have the opportunity to cross-examine them. Our team of defence lawyers is highly adept in this line of questioning. We will lead a question-and-response conversation with the witness that is strategically developed to highlight inconsistencies and errors in the witness' statements.

Next, when the Crown's case is finished, the trial continues with the defence case. At this point, your lawyer may ask the judge to dismiss the charges due to a lack of Crown evidence. Or, your lawyer will present your case to prove a reasonable doubt to the court. We will put forth the evidence and testimony previously agreed upon with you. Sometimes, this may include the accused taking the stand. Rest assured, at our firm, we put in all the leg work ahead of time. We'll have ironed out all the details of a sound defence case already – all we'll be doing is presenting it in a straightforward fashion to the court. You'll be at ease and confident in every stage of our defence.


The next step is for the judge or jury to settle on a verdict. In the case that the verdict is guilty, both the defence and the prosecution have the chance to argue the sentence. The judge will hear each side before making a final decision.


Finally, if you are not happy with the outcome of the sentence, you'll have the chance to appeal to a higher court. An appeal opens the door to another opportunity to dismiss or change the conviction.

Appeal Services

Depending on the nature of the sentence or conviction, there can be a variety of appeal paths. Our team has over one hundred years of combined experience in assisting appellants through the appeals process, and our unbeaten record speaks for itself. If you have received an unsatisfactory verdict, we will gladly continue to represent you and work tirelessly to get you the best outcome.

The Best Defense in Edmonton

When an individual is facing criminal charges, it is a serious matter that needs to be handled by qualified professionals with experience. At Verhaeghe & Boisvert Law Office, we understand that. That is why we put our resources at the disposal of Edmonton residents. With hundreds of successful cases and more than a century of experience, there is no better choice in the area.

When you need legal representation, trust the firm with a proven track record for success. Trust Verhaeghe Law Office. Call us at (587) 410-2500 to speak with one of our criminal defense lawyers.

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