My experience can guide you through an overwhelming process and bring you clarity and peace of mind. I have practiced criminal law in Halifax since 2003. I regularly appear in the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. I have argued (and won) in the Supreme Court of Canada. I know my way around the courts and the personalities that make up our criminal justice system.
There is no substitute for experience. An experienced criminal lawyer can review a file and quickly see the strengths and weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. I have dealt with hundreds of criminal matters over the years. Some of them have been concluded quickly with a referral to adult diversion or a guilty plea; many have gone to trial by judge alone or judge and jury. Still others have gone up on appeal.
If you are charged with a crime, you have a right to challenge the prosecution’s case at trial. If you choose to exercise this right, my years of running trials can maximize your chance of a good outcome. I bring energy, courage, wisdom and knowledge to your defense.
Over the years I have been involved in many high profile cases which have put my name in the newspaper and my face on television. In reality, I have learned the most from the countless matters that never make the news. I have strived to protect my clients from the public shaming of a criminal conviction by never forgetting the key principle of our criminal justice system – that any person accused of a crime is presumed innocent unless the prosecution proves guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Although I have fought many battles, I have never lost sight of the most important battle of all – yours.