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Vancouver Criminal Defence Lawyers

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There are few things more stressful and overwhelming than being arrested and charged with a crime. Indeed, a criminal charge can be life-altering. During what might be one of the worst times of your life, you need an experienced and attentive legal professional on your side. Nicholas J. Preovolos will help to minimize the impact that a criminal charge will have on your life and your future. 

For more than 15 years, our law firm has helped clients find the right legal strategy for their specific situation. No matter what your circumstances are, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights. Are you willing to invest in your own defense and your own future? N.J. Preovolos Law Corporation can help. You can trust our experience, our skill, and our commitment to your best interests. To set up a free, fully confidential initial consultation, please contact us today.

We strongly believe in the principle that every person is entitled to an opportunity to defend themselves. A criminal charge is not the same thing as a criminal conviction. In fact, your case might not even go forward at all. In some instances, our legal team can have your case dropped before charges are even laid. With criminal charges, you must be proactive. The sooner you hire a top-rated British Columbia defence lawyer, the better your chances for getting a false or unsubstantiated charge thrown out. Call our law firm immediately after an arrest or after you learn that a criminal investigation is underway.

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Dropped Charges

Every client deserves fully personalized representation. Our lawyer will devise the defence strategy that is properly-suited for your case. Depending on the circumstances, the best path forward may be to negotiate with prosecutors to have less serious charges laid. Prosecutors are notoriously aggressive. In too many cases, they push severe criminal charges that are simply not supported by the evidence. After determining the best strategy for your case, our Vancouver defence lawyer will work tirelessly to get your charges reduced—potentially keeping you out of jail.

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Reduced Charges

Only a small share of criminal cases actually go through a full trial in British Columbia. Nonetheless, it is crucial to prepare for trial in every circumstance. Not only might your case be one of the exceptions, but prosecutors are far more likely to offer a favorable plea agreement when they know a defendant is represented by an attorney who can present a strong trial defence. Nicholas J. Preovolos is a trial-tested Vancouver criminal defence lawyer. He is always ready to take your case as far as it needs to go to protect your rights and interests. If you have been falsely accused or have a viable defence, we can vigorously defend you at trial.

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Trial Defence

Finally, it is important to focus on reducing penalties. An important part of effective criminal defence is limiting criminal penalties and the long-term ramifications of a conviction or guilty plea. In the event of a conviction, we can make compelling arguments for a favorable sentence. Not all convictions are equal. Let us help to spare you from the adverse impact of a mistake. Our goal is to help you secure your future. We will put you in the best position to move forward and get criminal charges behind you.

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Reduced Sentences

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Domestic Violence

We have extensive experience resolving domestic violence and spousal assault cases. Assault on a spouse is considered to be an ‘aggravating circumstance’ in British Columbia and may justify a more harsh penalty under the law. The repercussions of a domestic violence conviction are significant. If you were charged with assaulting or threatening a family member or household member, you should consult with an experienced lawyer immediately.

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Our law firm represents defendants facing all types of assault charges, from simple assault to aggravated assault. If convicted of the most serious forms of assault, a defendant could face as much as fourteen years in prison. Further, even simple assault can lead to a prison sentence. You need a top-rated lawyer on your side. Call our Vancouver assault and battery defence attorney today for a confidential evaluation of your charges.

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Sex Offences

No criminal charges carry a deeper stigma than sex offences. Accusations of a sex crime can destroy your reputation and take away your freedom. Our criminal defence lawyer assists clients facing charges of sexual assault, sexual interference, prostitution, solicitation, possession of child pornography, and more. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty in court. Our sex offence lawyer represents defendants with discretion, sensitivity, and the highest level of professional skill.

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Were you or your child arrested for shoplifting? Our Vancouver shoplifting defence lawyer has extensive experience handling theft of merchandise cases. We fight to help you get false charges dismissed and keep shoplifting allegations off your criminal record. It would be a major mistake to view shoplifting as a minor offence. Depending on the circumstances and amount allegedly taken, a shoplifting conviction could result in significant jail time, along with other adverse consequences.

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Criminal Negligence

In British Columbia, criminal negligence is defined as acting in a “wanton or reckless disregard for the lives or safety of other persons.” In practice, criminal negligence charges can be filed in a wide range of different circumstances. These allegations must be handled on a case-by-case, fact specific basis. Call our Vancouver criminal negligence lawyer today to set up a free, confidential review of your case.

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Obstruction of Justice

You are not required to help law enforcement complete their investigation, nor are you required to help prosecutors get a conviction. That being said, you must avoid directly or indirectly interfering with an official investigation in violation of the law. Otherwise, you could face obstruction charges. If you or your loved one was arrested for interfering with an investigation, call our Vancouver obstruction of justice defence lawyer for immediate help.

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Employee Crimes

Many employers are aggressive in pushing law enforcement to pursue criminal employee misconduct cases. If you or your loved one was accused of committing a criminal offence against an employer—such as theft or embezzlement—it is crucial that you take immediate action to build a defence. A conviction for this type of offence could make it harder to get a job. Call our Vancouver employee crimes defence attorney for a free, no obligation review of your case.

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Fraud Charges

Fraud is a serious matter. A defendant convicted of a fraud charge could face steep fines, loss of reputation/job opportunities, and incarceration. At N.J. Preovolos Law Corporation, we handle the full range of fraud crimes cases, including identity theft, securities fraud, employee fraud, and much more. If you were arrested for fraud or are under investigation for any other type of white collar offence, call our Vancouver fraud defence lawyer for immediate help.

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Civil Forfeiture

Civil forfeiture laws allow Canadian authorities to confiscate assets or property used in the commission of a crime. In recent years, law enforcement has been increasingly aggressive in its use of civil forfeiture. You have the right to challenge a civil forfeiture action to get your money and/or property back. We can help. Call our Vancouver civil forfeiture attorney today for more information about your legal rights and legal options.

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Professional Discipline

If you were arrested or otherwise accused of misconduct, there could be major professional consequences. In some cases, you could be facing a suspension or your professional license may even be at risk. It is important that your career is considered as part of any defence strategy. Nicholas J. Preovolos has the skills and experience to get you results. No matter the specific circumstances of your case, our Vancouver professional discipline defence lawyer can help.

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Driving Offences

We represent defendants facing charges for criminal driving offences. If you were arrested for intoxicated driving, driving without a valid license, or any other offence, call our Vancouver criminal defence lawyer for immediate assistance with your case. Among other things, we will focus on limiting the financial penalties, protecting your vehicle, saving your license, and keeping you out of jail. Call our Vancouver DUI defence lawyer now for immediate assistance.

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Firearms Offences

Law enforcement takes weapons offences very seriously. A conviction on a firearms charge could lead to serious penalties, including a lengthy jail sentence. Our criminal defence lawyer represents clients facing the full range of firearms charges, including the unlawful possession of a weapon, careless discharge, and more. Call us now to set up a free, confidential review of your case.

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Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), the possession, distribution, and production of many drugs are strictly regulated. Defendants can face severe criminal penalties for violation of drug laws. If you or your loved one was arrested on charges for drug crimes, call our Vancouver defence lawyer right away. We are driven by our passion for helping people find the best possible solution.

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There are no more serious cases than the ones that involve a death. Our law firm has the resources and experience to handle complex homicide cases. Defendants facing possible charges for first degree murder, second degree murder or manslaughter need a top-rated lawyer on their side. If you or your loved one was arrested on homicide charge or if you are subject to an active homicide investigation, call us now for a confidential consultation.

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Why Trust Vancouver Defence Lawyer Nicholas J. Preovolos

Our founder Nicholas J. Preovolos has been called to the bar for more than two decades, has represented clients throughout British Columbia, has the highest peer-review rating of “AV Pre-Eminent” from Martindale Hubbell, and has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada. When you reach out to our law firm, you can be confident that you will receive the trustworthy, practical, and high-quality representation that you rightfully deserve. We never make false promises to our clients. Our legal team will tell you exactly what you are facing and help devise the proper defence. Among other things, we are prepared to:

We firmly believe that clients deserve attentive, honest, and fully personalized legal representation. A defence strategy that works well in another case may simply not be right for you. At N.J. Preovolos Law Corporation, we always put in the time and energy to ensure that we are able to provide the very best guidance and support to our clients. Open and forthright communication with your lawyer is a must. We will never leave you in the dark regarding the status of your case.

We Serve Communities Throughout British Columbia

With a main office in New Westminster, our law firm is well-positioned to serve communities throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. We represent defendants throughout the Vancouver metro area and beyond, including the Tri-Cities area and the Fraser Valley. Among other communities, our legal team serves:

Call Our Vancouver Criminal Defence Lawyer for a Confidential Consultation

At N.J. Preovolos Law Corporation, our Vancouver criminal defence attorney is an aggressive and trustworthy advocate for clients. With so much on the line, you need a lawyer who is truly invested in your case. We will devise a strategy focused on getting you the best possible outcome. If you or your loved one was arrested or charged with a crime in British Columbia, we are more than ready to help. Contact our law firm now to schedule a free, strictly confidential review and evaluation for your case. Nicholas J. Preovolos will protect your rights.

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