When faced with criminal charges don't face it alone!
Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers
With more than 25 years of criminal defence experience, The Muenz Criminal Law team will protect your rights and help you navigate through the complex justice system
Areas of Service
More than 6,000 Cases Successfully defended
in Calgary, Alberta
When you’re facing a criminal charge, you’re facing a carefully trained prosecutor whose goal is to convict you of the crime. What you need is a defence lawyer with the right experience and knowledge to locate the holes and inconsistencies in their case against you.
Our senior lawyer, Rick Muenz, is a criminal defence lawyer serving Calgary, Alberta and surrounding cities. With over 25 years of criminal law knowledge and experience, he can defend you with effective legal representation, from bail hearing to record suspensions. He will stand up for your rights through every step of the process.
Proven Results in Calgary Criminal Defence
At Muenz Criminal Law, we understand that getting a criminal charge is terrifying. Having represented people from all walks of life, we understand that the process is overwhelming. But you are not alone. Our criminal lawyers are committed to giving you a high-calibre of criminal law service, aimed at achieving the best defence strategy and results that serve your best interests. We have appeared and successfully defended cases in all levels of Canadian courts, from the Supreme Court of Canada to Traffic Court. We also work in quasi-judicial and administrative bodies, conduct seminars and lectures on criminal law, and contribute to published works. Several of the cases our criminal defence lawyers have handled have resulted in charges being withdrawn and resolved. If you need help with your charge, call us today!
Have You Been Charged?
If you have been charged with a criminal offence, you need legal representation immediately to avoid any further damages and to provide you with guidance on how to effectively handle the case. As stressful as it may seem, we at Muenz Criminal Law will work tirelessly to build you the best defence strategy and achieve optimal results that work in your favour.
During our initial consultation, we will:
- Discuss the charges laid against you
- Discuss potential results, convictions, and charges
- Explain the legal process and what to expect in court (trial process, etc.)
- Provide knowledgeable legal advice regarding your case
- Build possible defence strategies we can utilize
- Discuss all anticipated fees, as well as payment plans
Get back in charge of your life
One mistake shouldn't ruin your life
We all make mistakes. That doesn’t mean we should pay for them for the rest of our lives.
There are many different strategies that our Calgary criminal lawyers can apply to many different types of criminal charges, situations, and circumstances. Tell us what you want the end result to be — whether it’s a plea bargain, avoiding a conviction, or a reduced sentence — and we will tell you realistically what your chances are of attaining that outcome.
We defend clients against any charge. If you've been charged with an offence under any of the following, we can help you:
- Traffic Safety Act
- Municipal Bylaws
- Criminal Code of Canada
- Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Youth Criminal Justice Act
- Aeronautics Act
- Income Tax Act
- Any other federal Act or provincial legislation
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS
At Muenz Criminal Law, we understand that hiring a lawyer is not something people budget for every day. In order to help alleviate the stress that comes with facing a criminal charge and following legal procedures, our firm offers tailored payment plans.
We can arrange a model that suits your needs and budget that still allows us to concentrate on building an effective legal defense for the charges you are up against.
BILINGUAL SERVICES AVAILABLE:
OUR FIRM'S STAFF CAN TRANSLATE AND EXPLAIN THE LEGAL PROCESS TO YOU IN SPANISH AND ITALIAN.
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that legal fees are not something the average person budgets for and can often act as a deterrent to consulting a lawyer when a criminal charge has been issued.
At our Calgary law firm, Muenz Criminal Law offers payment plans & monthly payment options to help provide financial aid in this stressful time of your life. Generally, the cost of legal services depends largely on the complexity of the charges laid against you, the services provided, and the circumstances surrounding your case.
For more information or to book a consultation, be sure to call our office at 403-543-6666.
At Muenz Criminal Law, we will provide you with a general outline of what you can expect to happen regarding your case. As it is up to the crown attorney to determine how your offence will be tried in court, the severity of the consequences laid upon you will also depend on whether they choose to charge you with a summary or an indictable offense.
In addition to possible jail time, fines, and probation, our lawyers will help you understand what legal options are available and help you prepare for what you will be up against in court.
A criminal case is a legal proceeding brought between you and the Crown for the violation of public law statutes, such as the Canadian or Alberta Criminal Code. A civil case, also called a suit or action, is between you and another individual who has sued you for civil damages.
Civil cases are complex, and the results of your criminal court hearing can directly influence your civil action or suit proceedings.
Individuals with a criminal record face the following issues:
- Challenges with finding employment
- Inability to volunteer at certain agencies
- Inability to apply for domestic or international adoption processes
- Denial of travel access across Canadian borders into the United States
- Your criminal record being used as evidence of bad character during family law or child custody proceedings
- Possible disqualifications of further education opportunities, such as scholarships
- Denial of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
To minimize the consequences of your conviction, our experienced legal team will conduct thorough research and provide you with options that will lead to the least amount of damage to your quality of life going forward.
There are also legal remedies, such as alternative measures, peace bonds, pardons, or record suspensions, available after a criminal conviction.
Having a criminal defence lawyer by your side will not only guarantee that you have well-informed and experienced legal aid advocating for you, but they will also help protect your rights once you start the court process. Should you choose to retain my team at our Calgary law firm, we will help you understand what options are available to you, investigate the circumstances around your criminal charge, and fight for a fair and just outcome.
What will be discussed and laid out will depend largely on the severity of your criminal charge, the recounting of events from your point of view, and any crucial piece of documentation regarding your criminal charge that you have available. To make the most of your initial consultation, we recommend bringing written statements detailing your version of events and any relevant paperwork.
We will then review all the given information and provide you with a general outline and suggestions of what legal options are available to you going forward.
Contact Our Firm For A FREE CONSULTATION
We can help you find answers to the questions or concerns you have after you have been charged with a criminal offence. Call our firm at 403-543-6666 or send us an email to arrange for a free and confidential consultation.