All of the lawyers at Cooper, Sandler, Shime & Schwartzentruber LLP have experience drafting and arguing a variety of applications brought pursuant to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In many cases, the goal of these applications is to exclude illegally obtained evidence from an individual’s trial or to obtain a stay of the charges to end the proceedings without a trial. Some of the most common applications include arguing that evidence was obtained during an illegal search or that the police violated the individual’s right to counsel. These applications can also be used to challenge search warrants that were used to obtain evidence against an accused.
In some circumstances, especially those involving weapons and drug offences, bringing a Charter application is the most likely, or only, defence available to the charges. Our team has the knowledge and experience to assist you in relation to these complicated and lengthy applications.