Edmonton Criminal Lawyers

BARR LLP’s dedicated criminal defense lawyers provides the same high-quality experience and commitment to success that we provide in the areas of Family Law, Wills and Estates, Corporate/Commercial Law, and Real Estate Law.

Being charged with a criminal, quasi-criminal, or regulatory offence can be as confusing as it is frightening. Whether it’s sexual assault, domestic violence, theft, murder, drug charges of any type, or you need an Edmonton DUI lawyer, the members of our criminal law group, led by firm partners Dan Nagase and Derek Anderson, have the proven experience to advise and guide our clients towards a just resolution.

We will tailor a unique and effective approach towards each of our client’s problems. We will attend court, review the evidence, and negotiate with the Crown prosecution to obtain an acceptable result. We know that compromise is not an option when everything is on the line. If the Crown prosecution is not willing to accept an acceptable resolution, we are happy to proceed to trial to plead our client’s case.

From our base in downtown Edmonton, we have built a reputation for providing the same high-quality services to our clients regardless of where in Canada the charges have been brought.

No one expects criminal charges. False or exaggerated accusations are often made against good people, and those charged with criminal offences often feel frightened and confused. We know that our clients often feel uncertain about what can happen next. We can help.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond to any of your urgent criminal law needs. Our fees are reasonable, and intended to take into consideration not only the seriousness and complexity of your situation, but also your personal circumstances as well. We have a wide variety of payment options available, and are more than happy to discuss them with our clients.

Call 780-414-5400 to speak to one of our lawyers today at no cost. If nobody is available, we will return your call or email in a prompt and conscientious manner.

We’re also more than happy to meet with our clients in-person at our beautifully appointed downtown office space, where our hospitable and discrete staff always leaves our clients with a sense of ease and optimism to move forward with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the next steps are already well in hand.


Dan Nagase

Dan Nagase

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Criminal Lawyer FAQ

How do I choose a criminal lawyer?

When hiring an Edmonton criminal lawyer, it’s important to consider their experience, reputation, and specialized knowledge in the area of law relevant to your case. You should also consider the lawyer’s communication style and whether they are responsive to your needs. It may be helpful to get recommendations from other attorneys or to consult with multiple lawyers before making a decision. The team at Barr LLP has established a reputation for exceptional service and the specialized experience to help you achieve the best outcome with your criminal case.

ow much does it cost to hire a criminal lawyer?

The cost of hiring a criminal lawyer can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case, the lawyer’s experience and reputation, and the location of the case. Contact our experts to tell us more about your case and we’ll provide a more detailed cost projection for your specific situation.

What should I expect during my initial consultation with a criminal lawyer?

During your initial consultation with a criminal lawyer, you can expect to discuss the details of your case and the lawyer’s experience and qualifications. The lawyer will ask you questions about the charges you are facing, any prior criminal history you may have, and any other relevant information. You should also expect to discuss the potential legal options available to you and the lawyer’s proposed strategy for your case.

Can a criminal lawyer get my charges dropped or reduced?

A criminal lawyer may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to have your charges dropped or reduced, depending on the strength of the case against you and the circumstances of your case. However, it’s important to keep in mind that there is no guarantee that charges will be dropped or reduced, and the outcome of your case will depend on the specific facts and circumstances involved.

How long will it take to resolve my criminal case?

The length of time it takes to resolve a criminal case can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case and the specific legal proceedings involved. Some cases may be resolved quickly through a plea bargain or other negotiation, while others may require a trial and appeal process that takes several months or even years to complete. Your criminal lawyer can give you a better idea of the timeline for your specific case.