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Criminal Law

Criminal Lawyers to Defend Your Case in Sudbury

At Paquette & Paquette, you will find high-quality representation in criminal trials in Sudbury, appeals, and professional disciplinary hearings. 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 will work hard to reduce the stress you experience as you proceed through the court system, by providing one-on-one contact and personalized legal assistance. You can count on our lawyers to protect your rights and get you the ideal result. Contact our criminal lawyers in Sudbury and Val Caron and schedule your appointment today.

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 need to 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 the 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 get your name cleared.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

It is in your best interest to hire a lawyer if you have been charged with a criminal lawsuit. Criminal law is complex, and such procedures are best handled by experienced lawyers. Representing yourself in a criminal case may save you a few bucks, but it will not be worth it if you aren't able to get the desired outcome in the end. 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 that 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 is legally obligated to 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.

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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