The First Stanley Cup Riot Conviction is Made: Do you Have a Vancouver Riot Lawyer?Posted on January 13, 2012
The Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots erupted 7 months ago when the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins and in the time since there has been a great deal of speculation regarding convictions for people suspected of participating in the riots. Ryan Dickinson, a 20-year-old man from Coquitlam, became the first person convicted for participation in the Stanley Cup riots, after pleading guilty in court on Friday.
With regards to the trials for those who have had charges laid against them for participation in the riots, the Premier of BC has stated that he would like to see all of the rioters in jail, and the trials for those charged televised. The Attorney General is applying to have the trials aired on television, but the request wasn’t approved in time for Dickinson’s court appearance last week. Dickinson is expected to return to court on February 7th for a pre-sentence hearing and during that time the application to televise the cases may be addressed.
How can a Vancouver Riot Lawyer Help Minimize Public Scrutiny?
In terms of the riots, one of the most advantageous things that a Vancouver Riot Lawyer can do for you is that in many cases they are able to make your initial court appearances for you, taking you out of the spotlight that’s being placed on these high-profile cases. Just because you are charged, doesn’t mean that you’ll be convicted of participating, but having your face plastered all over television screens in association with the riots can be extremely detrimental to both your personal and professional life, whether you’re convicted of a crime or not. If you’ve been charged or are at risk of being charged with participation in the Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots then having a Vancouver Criminal Defence lawyer can be the best move you make to protect yourself from public scrutiny.
So far 28 people have been charged in association with the riot and dozens more are facing potential arrest. Are you one of the people expecting charges? Contact a Vancouver Riot Lawyer today to make sure that you are doing everything you can to protect yourself from conviction and public persecution.
Mitch Foster has been a practicing Criminal Defence Lawyer in Vancouver for over 20 years and has successfully defended thousands of clients charged with criminal offences. If you’re facing charges and want to know what a lawyer can do for you, make sure you contact Mitch for a FREE no obligation Vancouver criminal lawyer consultation.