Factors to Consider When Choosing a Vancouver Criminal Defence Lawyer

April 25th, 2021
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For someone who has been arrested or who is facing potential criminal charges, that is a stressful spot to be in. You will need an excellent criminal defence lawyer, but how do you choose one?

Here are some tips to choosing your Vancouver lawyer:


Choose someone who specializes in criminal law. You want a lawyer who knows the criminal code, not someone who dabbles in it from time to time. Your rights and freedom may be at stake.

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You may want to check that the lawyer you have in mind is a member in good standing with Law Society of British Columbia.


Experience is a major asset. An experienced lawyer is going to know not only know the criminal code but also the ins and outs of the court system on the Lower Mainland. He or she would have handled cases similar to yours before, and will have a strategy in mind for your defence. Keep in mind that previous experience working as a prosecutor is also an asset because that defence lawyer understands how the other side thinks.


You need to feel comfortable with your lawyer. You must have confidence in him or her and be completely honest at all times. Definitely meet with a potential lawyer and see how you feel with him or her.

Your criminal lawyer will work tirelessly for your defence, and you should not second guess your lawyer. Hire the best and let them do what they are experts at—defending you in court.

Michael Bloom is a very experienced criminal defence lawyer, who started his career as a Crown Prosecutor.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Bloom, please call his office at (604) 603-5513 or Toll-Free at (877) 603-5513.

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