Criminal Defence Lawyers

DDSG Criminal Law (Dawson Duckett Garcia & Johnson) is one of Canada’s most experienced and respected criminal law firms. We defend against all criminal charges, and in all trial and appeal courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. From our office locations in Edmonton and Ft. McMurray our lawyers travel across Alberta and beyond to represent our clients. We have over 100 years of criminal trial and appeal court experience.

For over 30 years we have defended thousands of people charged with criminal offences, including theft, assault, impaired driving (DUI), dangerous driving, sexual assault, internet crimes, murder, fraud, uttering threats, break and enter, drug possession and trafficking. Our services include:

  • 24 hour advice upon arrest by police
  • assessment of the strength and weakness of criminal investigations
  • bail applications to secure release from jail pending trial
  • preliminary inquiries
  • trials
  • sentencing hearings
  • conviction and sentence appeals
  • professional disciplinary hearings
  • plea negotiations with the prosecution

We believe in every citizen’s right to be presumed innocent, to have a fair trial and to be treated fairly by the police and the courts.  If your Charter rights have been violated we will work hard to obtain a remedy for you, be it acquittal, termination of the charges against you or plea resolution involving a less serious charge or more lenient sentence. At DDSG criminal lawyers you will be helped by experienced criminal lawyers in a professional, honest, confidential and affordable manner. Whether attending our Edmonton or Ft. McMurray offices, or via phone or Skype, our lawyers can provide you with an informative, free initial consultation. Do not go to court without one of our experienced criminal trial lawyers by your side.

Latest News

R. v C. 2018 Stony Plain Provincial Court: DUI/Impaired Driving – Stay Of Proceedings – Charter Breaches

Accused charged with impaired driving and driving over .08. Stopped by Sheriff for speeding. Suspected of driving while under influence of alcohol. Sheriff called for RCMP to do impaired investigation but did not inform accused of the main reason for her detention or her right to counsel. RCMP called to bring roadside screening test. Delay … Read More.

R. v C. 2018 Hay River Supreme Court N.W.T. – Gang sexual assault acquittal.

Accused charged with “gang” sexual assault. Allegation that client and co-accused both sexually assaulted complainant at a party. Complainant and witness both testified to assault, client and co-accused testified to consensual sexual activity. Held: While accused’s testimony was disbelieved by the trial judge, the Court could not be satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that an offence had … Read More.

R. v K., 2018 Edmonton Provincial Court – Arson Case Withdrawn Due To Improper Use of Tracking Device

Accused charged with arson. Police had installed GPS tracking device on the accused’s vehicle in relation to a separate investigation. The tracking device placed the accused’s vehicle at the scene of the arson at the time of the offence. The tracking warrant authorized tracking of the accused’s vehicle specifically in relation to the separate investigation. … Read More.