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Title: Haryett & Company – Your Top Choice as a Criminal Defence Lawyer

Haryett Company Your Top Choice as a Criminal
Defence Lawyer
  • Your top choice as a criminal defence lawyer,
    Edmonton has an experienced legal team with a
    successful track record.
  • Haryett Co. is proud to have an extensive
    history working on numerous criminal law cases
    throughout the years. We have successfully
    defended many of our clients and have a proven
    track record, especially in the area of impaired
    driving charges. When choosing a criminal lawyer
    it is essential to work with criminal law firms
    who have proven track records such as Haryett

  • We helped defend individuals on a range of cases
    from theft under, drug possession, driving under
    the influence (DUI), to sexual assault. When
    faced with criminal charges, the stakes couldnt
    be higher, and the impact on your life can be
    considerable. Haryett Co. specializes in
    criminal law and has extensive experience to help
    in your legal defence.

  • As area criminal lawyers, Edmonton provides us
    complete access to the entire justice system to
    assist in your legal defence.
  • If you have been accused of a criminal charge in
    the Province of Alberta or Province of
    Saskatchewan, your case will go through the
    process of the provincial judicial system and
    conclude with either dismissal of charges, result
    in a conviction secured through a trial or having
    plead guilty.

  • Without a capable criminal defense attorney,
    important details may be overlooked or you may
    not receive the expertise that could assist your
    case. Should you be convicted, felony criminal
    charges may result in a considerable sentence -
    from years to life in prison. Misdemeanour
    charges can also result in jail time or other
    punishment. Jail terms can be devastating, with
    the potential loss of personal freedoms, income,
    friends and reduced contact with family members.

  • In other case, you may need to submit to the
    terms of the Court, resulting in extended periods
    of supervisions, serious fines, restitution,
    rehabilitation, community service or other
    programs deemed suitable. The experience of
    criminal convictions can result in lasting and
    permanent effects. With a criminal record, it can
    impact ones ability to get sufficient or
    meaningful employment, make obtaining housing
    difficult, impact education and, in some cases,
    restrict some public freedoms.

What you need to do when charged with a criminal
  • The first thing you should do is connect with a
    reputable and experience criminal defence lawyer.
    Haryett Co has successfully defended many of
    its clients since 1994. Our defense lawyers have
    the reputation for legal service and will take
    the time to understand your case and fight to
    represent your legal rights.

Understanding Criminal Offences
  • If you are prosecuted by the Crown under a
    public-law statute such as the Controlled Drugs
    and Substances Act or the Criminal Code you will
    likely require legal representation. In a
    criminal case, a crime is considered to be an
    offence against society as a whole. The person
    who is being charged with a criminal offence is
    referred to as the accused. Under Canadian law,
    the accused is always presumed innocent until
    proven guilty.

The main types of criminal offences are
  • Summary conviction offences which are typically
    minor cases such as a causing a disturbance. In
    these situations, the accused will appear before
    a provincial court judge in a trial that
    typically will be carried out immediately

  • Indictable offences which are serious cases and
    may include theft, assault, or manslaughter. In
    such case, an accused will have one of three
    choices in which a judge alone will hear the case
    in provincial court, have a judge and jury hear
    the case in a superior court, and lastly, have a
    judge alone hear the case in superior court.

  • In some cases, there may be a preliminary
    hearing prior to a trial, in which the judge will
    examine the case to review if enough evidence
    exists to proceed with a trial. If the judge
    decides that there is not enough evidence, the
    case is dismissed. In all other situations, the
    judge will order a full trial.

What are your rights during an arrest?
  • It is important to know that an accused person
    is entitled to specific rights and police must
    follow specific procedures. The accused will be
    first read their rights and the police must
    specifically tell the person that they have a
    right to consult a lawyer without delay, and
    secondly, they must explain the reason for the
    arrest along with any specific charge(s).

What are your rights should you be placed in
  • When an individual is taken into custody they
    are placed in a holding cell typically at a
    detention centre. They will have the right to
    appear before a justice of the peace or judge as
    soon as possible. At this point, a judge will
    decide on pre-trial release or bail. If bail is
    decided on, a prosecutor must show why the
    individual should remain in custody. If the judge
    decides that the accused individual should be
    released, this may occur with or without
    conditions of release.

  • A person accused of a crime has a right under
    the Canadian Charter to stand trial within a
    reasonable time. While the Charter does not
    further elaborate, courts have provided guidance
    and a judge will take into factor several
    considerations including reason for delay, length
    of the delay, whether the accused has agreed to a
    delayed trial date and whether a delay has
    affected the ability of the accused to put
    forward a fair defence.

What to expect during a criminal trial
  • The results of a criminal trial are serious, and
    may result in the accused losing both their
    liberty as well as living with the ramifications
    of a criminal conviction. As such, both Canadian
    common law and the Charter protect the rights of
    the accused. You may be familiar with some of
    these, such as the requirement that the accused
    most be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • Additionally, the accused cannot be forced by
    the prosecution to provide evidence, and as a
    final example, if evidence is obtained that
    happens to violate the accuseds Charter rights,
    the judge may refuse to admit this evidence.
  • There are numerous aspects to the Charter and
    understanding your rights. In choosing from one
    of the criminal law firms, Edmonton has many that
    can provide you a defence - but few are as
    experienced as Haryett Co.

Criminal Case decisions and appeal
  • Should an accused not be found guilty they are
    acquitted and free to go on their way. In the
    case when the accused is found guilty of a crime
  • a judge will make a decision based on the
    seriousness of the crime
  • refer to the sentences possible as defined in the
    Criminal Code and related statutes
  • consider if prevention or deterrence is required
    of the offender and others from committing
    similar crimes

  • weigh denouncing the harm to the victim(s) and
    the illegal conduct and lastly
  • consider the prospects for rehabilitation.
  • A combination of penalties and/or sentences may
    be imposed including imprisonment, fines,
    restitution, probation, and community services.
  • Should an accused person be convicted and
    sentenced to more than 2-years, they will be sent
    to a federal penitentiary. Otherwise, the
    offender will be remanded in a provincial prison.

  • Lastly, a judge has the power to not convict,
    even if an accused is found or pleaded guilty. In
    certain cases, a judge may administer the
    offender an absolute or conditional discharge (in
    which case the offender will not receive a
    criminal record).

Appealing a court decision
  • There are provisions in which to appear a
    courts decision and it is within an individuals
    legal right to do so, and acts as an essential
    safeguard in our legal framework.

  • Since 1994 Haryett Co. has gained considerable
    knowledge of the Canadian Criminal Code,
    evidence, rules of criminal procedure, and the
    Charter. Kent Haryett and the lawyers of the
    firm, strive to wield their full capabilities,
    training and experience to provide clients with
    top-quality representation.
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