Toronto Criminal Lawyers
People accused of crimes need to be aware that the outcome of their case is not only dictated by the merits of the charges, but by how their rights are respected. On arrest, the right to remain silent and the right to counsel are of paramount importance. If the police or the crown violate the rights of the accused, harmful evidence could be excluded or the case could be dismissed completely.
The law firm of Hicks Adams features a team of lawyers with more than a century of combined experience. We begin every case by making certain that your rights are protected and determining whether or not any of your rights have been violated. These are critical steps in defending against any criminal charge.
Four Important Rights To Be Aware Of
While people have many charter and constitutional rights that may apply, there are four that are extremely critical:
Right against illegal search and seizure: This right relates not only to police coming into your car or your home and taking things, but also to wiretaps and recorded conversations. Police need valid search warrants and proper procedures must be followed. If not, there has been a violation of rights.
Right to remain silent: No matter what the police tell you, no matter how badly you want to tell your side of the story, you have the right to remain silent and avoid implicating yourself in a crime.
Right to counsel: This right goes hand in hand with the right to remain silent. You should speak only to an experienced lawyer, who will ensure that nothing you say will be used against you. If you are not allowed to get a lawyer, your rights have been violated.
Right to a fair trial: Our lawyers are going to be by your side to ensure that you get a fair trial, regardless of what you have been accused of.
The proper protection of your rights plays a key role in achieving an acquittal — which is always our primary objective.
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Our experienced Toronto charter and constitutional rights lawyers are ready to defend your rights.