Brad just got my charges withdrawn, I recently had been charged for a serious criminal offense, on a Saturday and called every QC lawyer I could find that Monday. I spoke with 3 lawyers that specialized in my charge prior to Brad, and truthfully I found that based on looks and speaking with them. they seemed overconfident. When I saw Brad, he looks like a lawyer that is going to destroy the case but also looks like the kinda person that you don’t wanna “screw with”. When I spoke to Brad I really pushed to see how cocky he was (as my case was going against law enforcement, I didn’t want that), and his articulation skills. I was impressed beyond belief with him and knew I needed him on my side. He gave me realistic expectations, his pricing was upfront (although 2nd highest out of everyone) but was willing to work with me. Brad and Shannon (his assistant) continually kept me updated and essentially said. if it has anything to do with the case you let us worry, and anything to do with work you worry about. With that being said they constantly kept me updated with information. 100% sure if it wasn’t for Brad. I would have gone for trial.
Brad handled a matter for me in five days that could have taken months. Professional, capable, wickedly smart. You can look all over BC but will not find better.
I’ve worked closely with Brad Smith on a number of files. He is a courageous and clever lawyer quick to find defences that others may miss. Brad Smith is respectful of his clients and his colleagues and is a credit to the legal profession.
Brad Smith is an outstanding criminal lawyer – thanks to him I avoided a criminal record that would have been detrimental to my future, and was able to put what was a very stressful chapter in my life behind me. I highly recommend Brad Smith to anyone in trouble with the law or facing criminal charges!
As my criminal defence lawyer, Brad Smith gave sound advice, was organized, meticulous and very compassionate to my situation. He kept me appraised of issues as they arose and immediately resolved them. We won our case in court and I strongly believe Brad was one of the reasons we did. I recommend Brad to anyone who needs an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to assist them with their criminal matters. You will not be disappointed with his excellent service.
Brad Smith is a smart, hardworking and exceptional mastermind who takes the initiative from the onset. I had full confidence in his defense tactics and can attest that he is both a thorough and balanced criminal lawyer. On a personal side, Brad showed genuine concern for my well-being and was readily accessible for consultation and support during a difficult period. I felt privileged and honored to have him spearhead my defense team and do consider him one of the finest barristers.
Brad Smith impressed me with his professionalism and his experienced, sound reasoning. He is an extremely intelligent, articulate litigator who in my particular circumstance sought to obtain the best-balanced resolution. I have had occasion to deal with a multitude of lawyers, far beyond that of the average man, and believe Brad to be a man of integrity and compassion. A fact that might escape those persons inexperienced with the legal system, is that Brad retains the respect of prosecutors, which is critical to those cases where negotiation and compromise might be available.
Brad Smith assisted us in a very difficult and stressful situation that had potential to negatively affect the future of my son. Due to his professionalism and expert advice we had a positive outcome acquitting my son of all criminal charges He explained to us what to expect throughout the process and took care of all the legal details to minimize attendance and anxiety. In court, he was well prepared, articulate and knowledgeable. He was compassionate and understanding of the stress our family was experiencing. We appreciate everything he has done and highly recommend him as a lawyer for anyone facing criminal charges or needing legal representation. Brad assisted my son in presenting the truth and having that truth recognized in a court of law. We cannot thank him enough!
Brad Smith helped me out during a very difficult and stressful time in my life. He was extremely knowledgeable and kept me well informed through the entire experience. He went above and beyond my expectations. I am very grateful to have had his legal counsel and support.
It’s the time when teenagers want to party. Summer is on the horizon and there’s steam to let off. Sometimes though, stuff happens. Stuff involving the police. Even though you’re a good parent and have warned your teen about the usual things: drugs, impaired driving, “no means no” — you’ve received a late-night call from the police. Your teen has been arrested.
Talk to a lawyer before talking to the police
One of the biggest mistakes people who’ve been arrested make is believing that if they just tell their side of the story, everything will be okay. If your teen is arrested, they should talk to an experienced criminal defence lawyer before talking to the police or making a statement.
Be ready if the police call
You can help your teen today by doing some advance homework yourself. Know who you would call if the police told you they have your child in custody. The stakes are high. You need an experienced criminal defence lawyer in your teen’s corner protecting their rights now and in the days ahead.
An experienced criminal defence lawyer can help alleviate your fears about the unknown and answer your questions at a time when what’s happening may seem overwhelming. He or she will:
- Answer your questions about the process in the days ahead
- Gather facts
- Develop a plan for moving forward
Don’t wait for the phone to ring! Do your research now and decide who you would contact if the call comes in. And hope that it never does.
Call me; I can help you. I am a criminal defence lawyer with more than 20 years of specialized experience in criminal law.