First and foremost, remain calm. We understand that this is easier said than done in a situation like this however it is important to collect your thoughts and emotions and stay as calm as possible. We advise that you insist on calling a lawyer and do NOT, under any circumstances, answer any questions. The police […]
What happens after I retain a lawyer from Smith Alliance?
Once you make the decision to retain one of our experienced lawyers, we will start work immediately on your case. The first step is to review and evaluate your case. To do this, we will ask you to come in for a meeting where we will ask you questions surrounding your case. We will also […]
Do I even need a lawyer?
We hear this all the time and the answer is quite straight forward. If you are accused of a crime or violation, it is always in your best interest to retain a lawyer. It is important that you have a lawyer by your side to protect your rights. Don’t risk your future by not retaining […]
Am I required to go to trial?
We will assess your case and discuss the pros and cons of the various options available to you, including our lawyers negotiating with the Crown to seek a reduced charge or a no-charge/no criminal record outcome all the way to proceeding to trial for your case, so that you can decide the direction that you […]
How quickly can my case be resolved?
Every case is unique and therefore we cannot give you an exact time frame for your case. Times can differ depending on the details of each case. The court’s schedule, for example, can also be a factor in how long it takes for your case to be resolved. We try to accomplish a resolution for […]