Upon conclusion of a case, defence counsel’s peace of mind rests upon having left no stone unturned in the role of advocate.

More specifically, counsel can sleep well knowing that they have:

-      Advised the client of his or her rights and obligations, and provided practical advice with respect to the choices that were available;

-      Considered all defence investigation tools, including third-party record applications, interviews of potential witnesses, and an examination of the scene;

-      Contemplated any applications to challenge the admissibility of the Crown’s evidence;

-      Examined all viable pathways to an acquittal;

-      Reviewed all options for resolution outside of the traditional court process;

-      Assessed all sentencing options, including constitutional challenges to Parliament’s existing sentencing regime; and

-      Provided collateral referrals for issues beyond the scope of your expertise.

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