If you have been charged with a criminal offence in the Chatham area, then you need the help of a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defence lawyer at your side. Posner, Craig, Stein (PCS) lawyers are among the most experienced and well-known criminal lawyers in the profession. Being charged with a criminal offence is a frightening and life-altering experience. Entrusting PCS with your case means that you will have an exceptional and trusted ally at your side throughout the criminal process, from the police investigation until verdict. We understand the impact that a criminal record has on a person’s future and reputation. We know that your freedom and livelihood depend on winning your case. Our lawyers work tirelessly, creatively – and in a relentless manner – inside and outside the courtroom.
If you have been charged with a crime in Chatham, or anywhere else in Ontario, you should consult and retain a criminal lawyer promptly. Even if you have not yet been charged, if a police investigation has been opened you should consult with a criminal lawyer. Hiring a lawyer at Posner Craig Stein (PCS) means having an advocate on your side who has extensive experience in the criminal justice system. PCS lawyers have comprehensive knowledge of the law; powerful negotiating and advocacy skills; decades of trial experience; and we are dedicated to ensuring you get the best possible result.
Hiring a criminal lawyer as soon as you have been charged, or even earlier, will help protect you right from the start of the criminal process. Waiting to see what develops or hoping things will work out on their own – without a lawyer – is a recipe for trouble. All of your discussions with a criminal lawyer are private, confidential, and privileged. PCS lawyers can help you understand the defences available to you, and what approach to take in and out of the courtroom. We will handle your case with sophistication and excellence. Nothing less should suffice.
People who represent themselves on criminal charges are at the mercy of the prosecution. Self-representation means inexperience and peril. With a Chatham criminal lawyer from Posner Craig, Stein, you get all the resources of experienced counsel and zealous advocates. We specialize in criminal defence and have the knowledge of the law and understanding of the process that ordinary citizens do not. We will be there for you, to advocate on your behalf, and to protect your freedom, your reputation, and your livelihood.
It is difficult to predict how long a criminal case will take, and whether it will proceed to a trial, at the beginning of a case. A Chatham criminal lawyer can charge fees of several thousands of dollars, depending on the nature of the charges and the time that will be required to defend the case. The hourly rates of a lawyer vary substantially based on their experience, skill, and record of success. The lawyers at Posner, Craig, Stein are always willing to work with you to craft a feasible payment plan. Our first goal is always to make sure that your rights are protected, and that your case is handled with the highest level of expertise and professionalism.
In Ontario, if you do not have the funds to retain a lawyer, you may qualify for legal aid. There is a financial test conducted that determines whether or not you meet Legal Aid Ontario’s eligibility requirements.
If you have been charged with a crime, or are the subject of a criminal investigation in Chatham, Posner Craig Stein will defend you.
It is in your best interests to retain a skilled, experienced criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible. Posner, Craig, Stein will assist you in doing everything possible to avoid a conviction, so that you don’t have a criminal record, you do not incur fines, and that you do not spend time in jail. Our lawyers will want to interview you as soon as possible to hear your account of events, to explore how we can defend you. We will assess the strength of the prosecution’s case and all of the possible angles of defence. This may include a defence under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms if the police violated your constitutional rights.
Please contact us to set up a confidential meeting today. Put your trust in the Posner Craig Stein criminal defence team. We have handled thousands of cases all across Ontario. Our team of experienced, skilled and dedicated lawyers will work to protect you.