How Does a Canadian Criminal Defence Lawyer Help Their Clients?

May 30th, 2021

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?


Assuming you hire an experienced lawyer, who specializes in criminal law, the lawyer is going to do a lot of things that you are incapable of doing for yourself. The lawyer is going to examine your case, review the relevant law, and counsel you how to proceed.

Charges Dropped

The criminal defence lawyer may be able to get your case dismissed without ever going to trial or advancing further.


If you are eligible to be out on bail, your lawyer can help you with this, so that you can be released pending trial.

Represent You

If the case does advance to court, then the lawyer can help you to get the best possible outcome, such as being found not guilty or having the least sentence and/or fine possible.

Your Best Chance

Your best chances for a good outcome are with a criminal lawyer working for your defence. Your lawyer will advise you every step of the way during your criminal proceedings and give you the best possible odds for the least possible penalty. Choose your criminal lawyer wisely because your reputation, rights, and freedom depend on it.

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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