IF YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIMINAL OFFENCE, WHAT YOU SHOULD DO?
When charged with a criminal offence, or under criminal investigation, it is important that you speak with someone who understands the issues and get legal advice as soon as possible.
We will work from the moment you are arrested or contacted by the police to protect your rights and get you the best result.
With driving offences, there are important deadlines that you may be unaware of and that can be missed if you don’t seek legal advice immediately. It is crucial to call right away.
DO NOT TAKE YOUR LEGAL ADVICE FROM A POLICE OFFICER!
Assault / Spousal Assault
An assault conviction or even a charge can have serious consequences. These cases are usually contests of credibility. It is often difficult for a Judge to find beyond a reasonable doubt that an assault was committed. You may have a defence of self defence or that the altercation was consensual.Read More
Drug / Marijuana Grow Operation Charges
We have successfully defended hundreds of people charged with all forms of drug offences ranging from simple possession of a personal amount of cocaine or marijuana, marijuana grow operations or methamphetamine labs, dial-a-dope drug trafficking to elaborate conspiracies to import multiple kilograms of heroin.Read More
Fraud / Commercial Crime / Theft
Fraud and similar types of offences are considered to be crimes of dishonesty or “moral turpitude”. Convictions for these offences, even minor ones, can have very serious and long-term consequences for you.Read More
Money and Property Seizures / Civil Forfeiture
If the police discover large amounts of cash or other valuable property that cannot be explained legitimately, they may seize the cash or other property and attempt to have it forfeited to the government. It is important to speak with us prior to making any statement about the source of the funds, how they were obtained, or what they were intended to be used for.Read More
Murder / Robbery / Other Violent Offences
Mitch Foster has successfully conducted several murder trials, appeals of murder convictions, attempted murders, and other serious violent offences. Mr. Foster has significant experience in conducting jury trials in British Columbia Supreme Court and Alberta Court of Queens Bench, as well as having success up to the Supreme Court of Canada.Read More
Sexual offence charges can be among the most emotionally charged cases. Simply being charged with an offence can have devastating consequences on a person’s life. Often, great pressure is brought to bear on a complainant by his or her family or the police. In many cases, the allegations are exaggerated and statements misinterpreted.Read More
Weapons / Firearms
Simple possession of firearms or imitation firearms in Canada can carry significant minimum jail sentences. Even if you have a firearms licence, it is a criminal offence to store firearms in an unsafe manner.Read More
The Vancouver Riots prosecutions have finally come to an end. Mitch Foster represented a large number of clients, some under investigation, and many charged. He had great success in keeping the vast majority of his clients out of jail. Many who sought his advice prior to meeting the police were never charged.Read More