Facing criminal and/or regulatory allegations is daunting, stressful, and can ultimately have life-altering consequences. If you have been accused of an offence, your best first course of action is to contact an experienced and well-respected criminal defence lawyer.
Hicks Adams is a full-service criminal defence firm, providing representation to those who have been charged with both criminal and regulatory offences. We rely on more than 100 years of collective experience to provide our clients with superior representation in even the most challenging circumstances.
At Hicks Adams, we defend clients against a full range of criminal charges, including those that are the most serious:
- Assault, including domestic assault, sexual assault, historical sexual assault & sexual assault of children
- Breaching court orders
- Child pornography
- Conspiracy, organized crime, guns & gangs
- Criminal harassment and threats
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Driving under suspension
- Drug offences
- Medical Marijuana
- Firearms and weapons
- Fraud and theft
- Human Trafficking
- Tax fraud
- Murder, attempted murder, and manslaughter
- Police interference & obstruction of Justice
- Refusal to provide breath sample
- Regulatory offences
- Robbery & home invasions
We also advise on and represent clients on a number of other criminal law matters including:
- Bail hearings and bail hearing appeals
- Charter and constitutional rights
- Dangerous offender applications
- Illegally performed or invalid search warrants
- Parole hearings
- Young offenders
- Victim compensation
Following an injury in the workplace or on a work site, an employer may be charged with a workplace safety violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and related legislation. These regulatory charges can lead to significant financial penalties and potential charges. At Hicks Adams we have an in-depth understanding of the unique legislative framework governing workplace safety, and significant experience defending employers against health and safety violation allegations and other regulatory offences. We have represented businesses of all sizes with their legal challenges.
Liquor License Offences
A liquor license violation can have a significant impact on a business. An establishment serving alcohol can be ordered to close where there has been a liquor license offence, seriously impacting their business and leading to potentially large financial losses. At Hicks Adams we have substantial experience representing bar, restaurant, and nightclub owners accused of liquor license violations. We work hard to minimize the impact of closures and other consequences and help our clients navigate the regulatory system and get their business back on track as soon as possible.