If you are charged with a criminal offence, it is highly recommended if not essential that you immediately seek representation from a competent, trustworthy, and knowledgeable lawyer to provide you with the best defence for your case.
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Being charged with a criminal offence can have a long-lasting, devastating impact on a person’s life, profession, reputation, health, liberty and security. An individual found guilty of a crime often faces imprisonment and/or deportation.
Ms. Gavran provides personalized representation to individuals charged with any criminal/quasi-criminal offence, at all levels of court, in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area and offers legal advice in English, French, Serbian and Croatian language.
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DO YOU KNOW YOUR RIGHTS?
“The BEST decisions are INFORMED decisions.” — Ines Gavran | Toronto Criminal Defense Lawyer
Your right to be free from arbitrary detention or arrest.
Your right to remain silent.
Your right to be informed of the reason for the arrest.
Your right to be tried within a reasonable time.
Be conscious of your rights!
If any of these constitutional rights have been violated, you have the right to apply to the Court for relief by way of a Charter application, which may result in evidence being excluded or a stay of proceedings being granted in your favour.
If you are of Aboriginal descent — a status or non-status Indian, Métis, or Inuit— you benefit from additional rights that stem from the Criminal Code. Those rights are called “Gladue” rights.
Your Right To Silence:
Any person who has been arrested or detained by police has the right to remain silent. Except in very limited circumstances, it is not advisable to tell your side of the story to the police. Defence lawyer Ms. Gavran is of strong opinion that it is of uttermost importance that a person charged with a crime exercises this right to remain silent.
Why providing a statement to the police will NOT be helpful to your defence:
Always remember: it is the police officers’ duty to investigate and to collect evidence against you. They have the duty to interview you about the alleged offence, but you do not have to answer. In fact, you should ascertain your right to silence.
While you may very well have evidence that proves your innocence or a reasonable explanation for the situation you are now in, it is best that you first discuss such evidence with criminal defence lawyer Ms. Gavran in order to ensure that your evidence is strategically presented at the most appropriate time and in the best manner possible.
Ms. Gavran has ample experience negotiating with Crown Attorneys to withdraw charges based on evidence overlooked or disregarded by the police.
And Keep Silent!
Toronto-based Criminal Defence Lawyer
Serving Toronto, Brampton, Newmarket, North York, Oshava, Richmond Hill.
Legal help in English, French, Serbian and Croatian language.