Criminal Defence Lawyers

DDSG Criminal Law (Dawson Duckett Garcia & Johnson) is one of Canada’s largest criminal law firms. We defend our clients against all criminal allegations, at all trial and appeal courts including the Supreme Court of Canada. Our lawyers travel across Alberta and the N.W.T. (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 clients accused with criminal offences such as theft, assault, impaired driving (DUI)sexual assault, internet crimes, murder, fraud, uttering threats, 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.  DDSG will work hard to obtain the best available remedy for you, be it acquittal, termination of the charges or a plea resolution involving less serious charges or a more lenient sentence. At DDSG criminal lawyers you will be helped by experienced criminal lawyers in a professional, honest, confidential and affordable manner.