It can be stressful and overwhelming to be charged with a criminal offence. Mr. Melville is an experienced and award-winning New Westminster criminal lawyer and brings in-depth knowledge to each case he defends. He has successfully defended clients at the New Westminster Court and all levels of court across British Columbia.
At Dale Melville Law, we understand what you are going through. Criminal offences are serious and being suspected of committing one can be a harrowing experience. This is why we handle all our criminal cases with professionalism and diligence. When charged with a criminal offence, you want a criminal defence lawyer that you know is firmly on your side.
You can count on Mr. Melville to use his extensive criminal law experience and focused knowledge for the best possible outcome.
Areas of Practice
Dale Melville acts for people suspected of or charged with committing a broad array of serious crimes.
This is a list of criminal offences that Mr. Melville frequently encounters:
- Break and Enter
- Drug Possession and Trafficking
- Domestic Assault
- Gun Possession
- Sexual Assault
When Do You Need to Call a Criminal Lawyer?
You should never hesitate in calling a criminal defence lawyer if you are charged with an offence. In fact, you should consult with a skilled BC criminal lawyer even if you are simply suspected of being involved in a crime. Things can take a turn for the worse quickly during criminal investigations.
Canadian law presumes all people charged with an offence to be innocent until proven guilty.
However, you should understand that the police and the Crown are not on your side. They will deploy all available resources and evidence to prove their case. You need a responsible and experienced criminal defence lawyer on your side to protect your best interests.
There are severe repercussions of being convicted of a criminal offence. These are a few unforeseen consequences that may have a negative impact on your life:
- Termination from your job
- Inability to find new employment
- Inability to travel internationally (including the United States)
- Inability to volunteer
- Loss of driving privileges
- Loss of access or custody to children
- Civil liability and restitution
- Deportation if you are a permanent resident or foreign national
You need to find a dedicated and skilled criminal defence lawyer that can help with the fullest defence possible. This may be a time for anxiety and stress, but it is also a time for you to act. The Crown Prosecutor and police are not looking out for your best interests. They represent the other side in an adversarial justice system.
You want someone working solely for your team. You need to consult with a lawyer immediately.
Exclusive Focus on Criminal Law
Criminal charges are different from other charges because of the serious consequences involved. It is important that you find a New Westminster criminal lawyer that is skilled in defending the particular area of criminal offence with which you are charged.
You should consider working with a lawyer that has trial experience with an exclusive focus on criminal law. Even if your case doesn’t go to trial, you still want someone that interacts with Crown Prosecutors and Criminal Law Judges on a daily basis. Mr. Melville uses his years of local court experience with excellent research and writing to achieve favourable outcomes.
You can count on Dale Melville Law to understand what you are going through and to always keep you in the loop. You don’t need to constantly worry about what is going to happen. Mr. Melville makes it a point to help his clients understand their options and rights every step of the way.
Individualized Attention to Allay All Your Worries
We understand that it is challenging to face criminal charges. This is more than just a harrowing experience for you. For some, being charged with the crime alone is enough to upset your life in more ways than one. You may have several questions during the entirety of your case. Not having your legal questions answered can only add to your stress and anxiety.
This is why Mr. Melville is always available to answer client questions at the beginning of the process and along the way. We are here to provide you with consistent updates as and when they occur. In addition, Mr. Melville will help you understand all your rights and options as they change during the course of the case.
Being charged with a criminal offence can be a significant and unexpected charge. This is why Dale Melville Law offers the first consultation free of charge. Contact us today to learn how we can help you fight your charges.