Being arrested or detained by the police can be a very intimidating experience.
You need to know your rights.
If you are detained or arrested, whether it be for a minor criminal offence, usually prosecuted summarily, or for a more serious criminal offence, prosecuted by indictement, you should speak with a lawyer before you say or do anything that might incriminate you.
If you are charged with a crime, the consequences can be devastating, affecting not only yourself but possibly your family, as well as your present and future employment. It is crucial that you consult with a criminal lawyer who knows what he is doing.
Experienced and Professional Criminal Lawyer in Vancouver
Mr. Kontou is a skilled courtroom lawyer with many years in practice, vigorously defending his clients’ interest in the criminal court system. Mr. Kontou has defended cases in courts throughout the Lower Mainland, as well as North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam and Surrey. When needed, he has travelled to courts on Vancouver Island and other parts of British Columbia.
Being charged and prosecuted with a criminal offence can be both confusing and stressful. You need to know that someone is in your corner to protect your interest and fight for your rights, your reputation and your freedom.
No two cases are the same. Personal situations vary, and it is these differences that can sometimes make the difference. Dimitri Kontou Criminal Lawyer will take time to review and explain the charges to you. He will take time to listen to your side, and then apply his knowledge and experience to advise and recommend the way to a successful outcome.
- Client was charged with murder in circumstances where the deceased died from a stab wound to the abdomen. Aside from the deceased, only two other people were present, including the client. Mr. Kontou successfully argued through a detailed analysis of expert evidence from the forensic pathologist and the blood splatter specialist, that the third person at the scene could have committed the crime. The trial Judge found Mr. Kontou’s client NOT GUILTY on the grounds that there was reasonable doubt as to whether the client actually inflicted the fatal stab wound.