The Bloom Law Blog

Bloom Law will be publishing a regular blog to bring you some interesting criminal law topics for discussion. We will focus on British Columbian and Canadian law because that’s our area of specialty. Bloom Law is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

What Is the Relationship Between a Criminal Defence Lawyer and His or Her Client?
The rules of conduct for a criminal defence lawyer in BC are outlined by the BC Law Society. Integrity and professionalism top the list. Lawyers are expected to be professional at all times with clients.
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For criminal defence lawyers practicing in British Columbia, there is a long list of rules of conduct for lawyers that can be found on the British Columbia Law Society website. The point of the rules of conduct is to be professional, ethical, and courteous. The law society reminds lawyers that they are part of an old and honoured profession, and they are expected to act as such at all times.
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Factors Affecting the Cost of a Criminal Defence
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Factors Affecting the Cost of a Criminal Defence
October 31st, 2021
There are many factors that affect the cost of a criminal defence, and your criminal defence lawyer can explain them to you in detail. In brief, the complexity of the case and how long it takes to settle or decide a case are the biggest factors. Below, we will discuss briefly what complexity and time mean to the lawyer.
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Are There Exceptions to Lawyer Confidentiality in Canada
Under Canadian law, there are two different types of lawyer confidentiality: the solicitor-client privilege and the duty of confidentiality. As a client or potential client, you may wonder if there are any exceptions to these types of confidentialities. The answer is yes, rarely. First, let’s look at what the difference is between the two types.
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What Is an Entrapment Defence in Canada
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What Is an Entrapment Defence in Canada?
August 31st, 2021
The entrapment defence in Canada is a means by which a defendant can get charges dismissed if he or she can show that the police used one of two methods to bring about a criminal act. There is opportunity-based and inducement-based entrapment.
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Factors Determining the Cost of a Criminal Defence
There are many factors that determine the cost of a criminal defence, and in most cases it is impossible to predict with any accuracy what the final total will be. We will list for you here the most important factors.
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Factors That Influence Parole Decisions in Canada
The first thing to know about parole is that the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) has complete control over who receives or does not receive parole. The second thing worth knowing about the PBC is that is it an independent entity operating outside the influence of the prisons and the government. That means that the PBC does not consider issues like overcrowding in prisons when making decisions.
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There is an old saying that the man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. The origin of this saying remains a mystery, and it has been attributed to several different people. The point is that if you are arrested or expect to be arrested for a criminal offence in Canada, then the first thing you should do is hire a criminal defence lawyer. But why? How does a Canadian criminal defence lawyer help the client?
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