Criminal Defence Attorney in Vernon

Do you live in the Okanagan area and have you been charged with a crime?  Being charged with a criminal offence is a highly stressful experience. It is important that you hire a professional who practices strictly criminal law. By doing this you greatly increase your chances of avoiding jail and other consequences that will make your life more difficult.  Call defence attorney Julian van der Walle immediately to set up an appointment.

Julian van der Walle practices criminal defence exclusively from his office in Vernon BC.   Julian defends people in court throughout the Okanagan, and all over the rest of BC and Alberta.  Whether you are charged with a serious drug offence, impaired driving(DUI) or any other criminal charge, being represented by Julian will substantially increase your chances of getting a result that will allow you to continue living your life. If you are currently charged or an incident has occurred that leads you to believe you will be charged in the future set up an appointment with Julian today. While a particular result can never be guaranteed, Julian can guarantee that he will get you the best result possible in the circumstances.

 Being charged With Impaired Driving?

Impaired driving, sometimes called driving under the influence” (DUI”), are charges that defence lawyer Julian van der Walle knows a lot about.  Alcohol related driving charges can be very difficult for the prosecution to prove. Julian has extensive knowledge of the law in this area and can often find a defence that others cannot see. Just because you “blew over” does not mean that you will be convicted. Julian has obtained acquittals in many cases where the client had provided a sample of his breath that was over the legal limit.

If you have been charged with any type of impaired driving offence, hiring  Julian van der Walle will significantly increase the chances that you will be acquitted and avoid a criminal record. Set up an appointment today to discuss your charges.

Drug Charges

Julian van der Walle has extensive knowledge of the law in the area of controlled drug and substances. He has achieved acquittals in all types of drug cases including production of marijuana, trafficking cocaine, and possession for the purposes of trafficking.

There are generally two types of defences in drug cases. First, can the prosecution prove that you had control and knowledge of the drugs? If you are in a vehicle that is not owned by you and the police have no evidence to say how long you have been driving the vehicle it is unlikely that they will be able to prove you had knowledge of the drugs. It is important that you do not admit to police that you know about the drugs! Whenever you deal with police it is important that you keep your mouth shut. Tell them your name and nothing else. Your silence can never be used against you.

The second type of defense to drug charges is whether or not the search that discovered the drugs was legal. If it wasn’t then there is a good chance that Julian can convince the judge to exclude the evidence on the basis that the police violated your constitutional rights.

If you have been charged with a drug offence and you live in Vernon BC, Salmon Arm or the Okanagan, call defense attorney Julian van der Walle to set up an appointment as soon as possible.

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