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Calgary Criminal Lawyers

We can help with any Criminal Issue

You have just been arrested or charged of a crime and you don’t know what your next step is and who to turn too.  

Record and remember the list of events that have just taken place then immediately contact our Calgary Criminal Lawyer at (403) 476-2011

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Consequences of a Criminal Record in Calgary

We strongly suggest you to contact our Criminal Defence lawyer if you’re convicted of a criminal offense

Depending on the situation, a criminal record can affect: 

  • Employment – Employers may terminate you with or without cause
  • Entry into Country – You may be denied access to travelling to other countries 
  • Immigration Application – A criminal record can slow down your immigration process or even equate to deportation from Canada 
  • Prison – Depending on how severe your situation is, you may have to go to jail

All of these charges can follow you for a long time and may cause unwanted trouble.

If we can act on your problem as soon as possible, we may have the ability to reduce or completely resolve your criminal offenses.  

Areas of Criminal Law

Our areas of practice for Criminal Defence include:

Property Offences

A property offence may include the use of force or threat of using force to obtain money, property or some other form of benefit 

Examples of Property Offences may include:

  • Burglary
  • Larceny 
  • Theft 
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Arson
  • Shoplifting  

Youth Matters

Youth Matters include young individuals aged under 17 years of age who have committed a criminal offense.  

Judicial Interim Release (Bail)

Commonly known as the pre-trial release of an individual who has been accused of a crime.  

A judicial interim is the temporary release of an accused individual through the a condition that may include a sum of money to guarantee that the accused person to appear before the court.  

This is a very important process in which we strongly recommend you to contact one of our Criminal Defence lawyers to help assist you to create a thorough plan as efficient and effective as possible. 

Violent Offences

Violent Offences are a crime that involves a offender using or threatening to use force upon a victim.  

Examples of Violent Offences may include:

  • Assault 
  • Domestic Assault
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping 
  • Extortion

​Impaired Driving/DUI

A DUI is the act of using a vehicle while being intoxicated, under the influence or impaired. 

You’re considered under the influence when you’re operating a vehicle while being on the effects of drugs or alcohol (above the blood alcohol concentration).

​Sexual Offences

Sexual offences are defined by the sexual assault that violates the sexual integrity of the victim.  

Examples of Sexual Offences may include:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Exploitation 
  • Sexual Interference


A Homicide is the act of of human killing another, either through accidental/negligence/intentional means. 

Examples of Homicide include: 

  • Manslaughter – unintentional homicide through negligence
  • First Degree Murder – a deliberate and/or intentionally planned homicide 
  • Second Degree Murder – intentional homicides that are not classified as a First Degree Murder (I.e. intentionally murdering someone with malice but was not planned)

Criminal Defence Lawyer – William Wister  

With 30 years of experience in criminal law and being a former Chief Crown Prosecutor, William will bring an array of knowledge and experience to our Criminal Defence practice to provide you with the best criminal defence.  

William has also worked with the Kainai, first nations tribe in Stand Off Alberta in restorative justice.

 Learn more about William Wister, here.  

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Contact our Calgary Criminal Lawyer Today

Contact our Calgary Criminal Defence lawyer as soon as possible if you’re convicted of a criminal offence.  By contacting us immediately we can create an effectively planned strategy to resolve your criminal offences.  

About Shim Law

Shim Law is a multicultural law firm that provides legal services to clients in Calgary and around the world. With lawyers fluent in up to 20 languages, we can provide accurate legal representation regardless of language barriers. Our practice areas include family law, real estate law, and more.

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