MURDER AND MAJOR CRIME
URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: If you, or a family member, are being investigated or arrested for murder, this is an emergency situation – call us 24 hours a day at 604-879-0006. Our lawyers will respond immediately. Do not wait until you're under arrest to call!
If you, or someone you love is being investigated for or has been charged with murder, the first reactions are shock and confusion. Helps Law will be with you from the first telephone call to the verdict. Our lead lawyer, Lisa Jean Helps, has been counsel on more than 25 murder trials, more than half of which were jury trials.
Lisa Jean Helps has published the leading article for lawyers dealing with clients arrested for murder.
If you, or a family member, are being investigated for murder, this is an emergency situation – call us 24 hours a day at 604-879-0006. Our lawyers will respond immediately. Do not wait until you're under arrest to call!
There are several types of culpable homicide:
1. First or Second Degree Murder: where the accused person intends and does cause death. The difference between first
and second degree murder iswhether the death was “planned and deliberate”.
2. Attempted Murder: where the accused person intended for the complainant to die, but the complainant didn't die.
3. Manslaughter: where the accused caused the death of the complainant but didn't mean to.
It is important to have a good lawyer on your side from the time you are being investigated or arrested. If you are being arrested, you have the right to talk to an experienced murder defence lawyer on arrest. Our experienced murder lawyers will tell you what will happen during your interrogation and will arrange for a bail hearing (which can only happen in Supreme Court). We will then be with you through the whole process from preliminary inquiry (where we set up your defences) to trial.
Go to court with experienced, aggressive representation. Call Helps Law Corporation at 604-879-0006 for your free 1/2 hour in office consultation.
OTHER MAJOR CRIME
Many other major criminal offences demand the same kind of care and attention that murder trials do – our most important client is always you.
Most major crime trials include fighting a wiretap authorization. We have extensive successful experience having judicial orders for wiretaps overturned. Without the information furnished by wiretap, Crown cannot proceed to trial.
We work with experts in fields as diverse as structural and dynamic engineering (car accident matters) to drug experts, toxicologists and polygraphists to get you the best defence possible.
If you are charged with a major crime and are being prosecuted by Major Crime or Gang Crime anywhere in Canada, we can help. Go to court with experienced, aggressive representation. Call Helps Law Corporation at 604-879-0006 for your free 1/2 hour in office consultation.
We are experienced criminal defence lawyers who will fight for you using our superior knowledge of the law, written arguments, excellent cross-examination, and advanced trial technique.
Helps Law will ensure that you get the extraordinary defence you deserve. We work with you to win your case. Whether the matter is very serious or very minor, all cases are treated with discretion, sensitive client care, and thorough service. We know that the most important client is always you.
If you are charged with a serious offence, it is crucial to ask how much experience your lawyer has with jury trials. In murder cases, for example, there may be a mandatory trial by jury. If this is so, be sure that your lawyer has extensive experience in front of a jury – a different kind of practice than a trial by judge alone. All our lawyers are trained for jury trials; all our lawyers have experience working in front of juries for the best defence possible.