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Criminal Law

Professional Criminal Defence Lawyer in Sudbury

At Paquette & Paquette, we focus on delivering high-quality representation in criminal trials, appeals, and professional disciplinary hearings within Sudbury and Val Caron. Our criminal lawyers are prepared to defend all types of criminal cases, including:

  • Theft and Fraud

  • Homicide

  • DUI/Impaired Driving

  • Narcotics and Drug-Related Offences

  • Domestic and Sexual Assault

  • Weapons-Related Offences

We understand the challenges and apprehensions when navigating the legal system. Our commitment to your well-being is reflected in our personalized approach to guide you through each step of the process. With your rights and interests as our paramount concern, you can rely on our dedicated lawyers to protect your legal standing and strive for the most favorable resolution possible.

Embark on a solid legal defense by contacting our experienced criminal lawyers in Sudbury and Val Caron. Schedule an appointment today to begin the journey towards safeguarding your future and securing your rights.

What Do Criminal Lawyers Do?

Criminal lawyers provide expert advice and legal counsel to achieve the best results for their client’s criminal cases. They must understand their client’s goals, offer a reasonable action plan, and help manage their expectations. Part of their job is to help their clients understand criminal law and court procedures.

Our lawyers, Edmond J. Paquette and Darcy Haines, specialize in criminal law and have years of experience dealing with criminal cases and helping countless clients. They are well-versed in legal systems and will explain criminal justice proceedings thoroughly. Get in touch with us to know how we can help you protect your rights.


Why You Need a Criminal Defence Lawyer

When you hire a criminal defence lawyer, you can trust him or her to have your back and guide you throughout the process. Our criminal lawyers will offer expert legal assistance. From filing the correct paperwork to attending hearings, we will be by your side and ensure your rights are protected.


A criminal defence lawyer can help you:

  • Follow court procedures

  • Examine the evidence

  • Protect your rights, and your future

  • Consider all available settlement options

Give us a call in Sudbury or Val Caron to learn more about our services. If you’ve been charged with a criminal offence, we will do what we can to clear your name.

Criminal Law Practice Areas

Here are our criminal law practice areas:

  • Theft and fraud: Defending individuals facing allegations related to theft and fraudulent activities, providing robust legal support to ensure a fair and just resolution.

  • Homicide: Offering strategic legal defense for cases involving homicide charges, ensuring a comprehensive representation throughout the legal proceedings.

  • DUI/impaired driving: Assisting clients charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or impaired driving, utilizing expert legal strategies to protect their rights and advocate for the best possible outcome.

  • Narcotics and drug-related offenses: Expertly handling cases involving narcotics and drug-related charges, navigating the complexities of drug laws and regulations to secure a favorable result.

  • Domestic and sexual assault: Providing compassionate yet assertive representation for individuals accused of domestic violence or sexual assault, working tirelessly to safeguard their rights and future.

  • Weapons-related offenses: Defending clients facing weapons-related charges, leveraging extensive legal know-how to build a strong defense and advocate for a just resolution.

In each of these practice areas, Paquette & Paquette is committed to offering personalized guidance to reduce the stress associated with legal proceedings. Our expert criminal defence lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights and securing the most favorable outcome possible.

Contact our criminal lawyers in Sudbury and Val Caron to schedule an appointment and receive strategic legal support tailored to your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need a Criminal Defence Lawyer? Can’t I Represent Myself?

It is best to hire a lawyer if you have been charged with a criminal lawsuit. Criminal law is complex, and experienced lawyers best handle such procedures. Representing yourself in a criminal case may save you a few bucks, but it will not be worth it if you can't get the desired outcome. A criminal lawyer will help you understand the potential issues and consequences and advise on the most viable options to help you avoid conviction and possible jail time.

What Is Disclosure? Why Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer to Handle It for Me?

Disclosure is the evidence the prosecutor relies on to prove the criminal charges against you. It usually consists of a record of arrest, police officer notes, synopsis of the allegations, witness statements, photos, videos etc. As per Canadian law, you have the constitutional right to defend any criminal or quasi-criminal charges made against you. The prosecutor must provide all the evidence it intends to use against you and other relevant information.


An experienced criminal lawyer can help examine the evidence and materials and ascertain if any important information is missing. In such cases, a lawyer can help submit a disclosure request and appear on your behalf to ensure the correct comments are put on record and attribute any delays to the prosecutor.

How Can a Criminal Record Affect Me?

A criminal record can affect you for the rest of your life. Some of its detrimental effects include:

  • Issues with employment and volunteer opportunities.

  • Problems with immigration and travelling outside of Canada

  • Restrictions with entering certain countries.

  • It can be used to discredit you in future court proceedings.

Call us if you have any more questions.

Contact Us

When facing allegations, choose Paquette & Paquette criminal lawyers in Sudbury. Our extensive experience equips us to dismantle false accusations and advocate your innocence with unwavering resolve. With over 50 years of navigating criminal law, we have an intimate understanding of its dynamics.

Whether you require legal guidance, resolute defense against charges, or a resounding voice in the face of legal adversity, we are your trusted advocates. At Paquette & Paquette, we forge lasting bonds with our clients based on trust and results.

Moreover, our commitment goes beyond words – we only stand to gain when justice prevails. We are not just legal representatives but your staunch advocates, committed to safeguarding your rights. We aim to secure the comprehensive resolution you deserve.

The path to reclaiming your freedom starts today. Contact us to explore the full spectrum of our criminal law services.

Connect with Paquette & Paquette – where five decades of legal mastery await your call.

Criminal Lawyers in Sudbury

With our experience and expertise, we will do our very best to clear your name of any criminal charges.

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