Your Criminal Lawyer in Welland

If you are under investigation or you have been charged with a criminal offence related to domestic violence, provincial offences, traffic offences, weapons offences, impaired driving, theft/fraud, a regulatory offence and other related areas, J. Leigh Daboll, criminal lawyer in Welland can help.

Building a Sound Defence

When charged with an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada, the repercussions can be extremely damaging, and often permanent. It is critical to hire a criminal lawyer who you trust to build a defence and develop a case strategy on your behalf. I work tirelessly on behalf of my clients to:

  • Negotiate with prosecution and bargain for lesser charges
  • Advocate for my client’s best interests at trial
  • Draft, file, and argue applications and appeals on their behalf

Examples of Common Defences Strategies

While criminal law is highly complex and constantly evolving, a good lawyer will help you understand your case, your possible defences, and the court process itself. To that end, the following are defence strategies used to defend criminal charges:

- Impaired Driving/Over 80

These cases are usually defended on either a technical basis or by making use of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. If you have been charged with impaired driving it is important to be aware of every option available to you and in a timely manner, as options for resolution can disappear quickly. 


- Drug Offences

To be successful fighting drug charges, one must often exclude from evidence any drugs or paraphernalia that were seized during an ill search and seizure. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides that the government’s right to enforce laws must yield to the right of the individual. Thus, an improper search may violate that right of privacy.


- Theft Offences

Defence for theft offences are ultimately very case specific. Many cases can be difficult for the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. In cases where the prosecution is successful, a conditional sentence (which is served at home with certain restrictions) may be available. 


- Domestic Violence

Under Ontario’s “Mandatory Charging” policy, police charge the “dominant aggressor” and the Crown counsel control the prosecution, not the complainant. Cases cannot be withdrawn by the victim later asking the Crown Attorney to do so unless “exceptional circumstances” exist. The important thing to remember is that there are two sides to every story and as a criminal lawyer in Welland, I can help you tell yours.

Contact J. Leigh Daboll for a Consultation 

You probably have many of questions about your case and the court process itself. Don’t hesitate to contact the law office of J. Leigh Daboll for a consultation. Our openness and accessibility is something in which we take pride. We are located just outside Welland and serve clients from across the Niagara Region. Other than criminal law, we also deal with family law, divorce law and small business law, please contact us for more information.

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