I restrict my practise to Criminal Defence work: I do not work for the Crown, I donít act as agent for the Federal Prosecutor, I wonít work for the Ministry of Children and Families. Iím a defence lawyer and Iím proud of that.
Areas of Practise
Trafficking and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (PPT)
Robbery, B&E, Theft and Possession of Stolen Property (PSP)
Assault, Assault Causing Bodily Harm (ACBH), Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Sexual Assault
Child Pornography charges
threats and Criminal Harassment
Dangerous Driving, Flight from Police, Driving While Prohibited
Weapons and Firearms Criminal Code
Fraud and Counterfeit
s.810 Peace Bond Allegations
Breaches of Bail or Probation
What I Don't Practise
I don't want the cases that involve multi-month trials as these prevent me from being able to help multiple clients who need the help.
I don't focus on Impaired Driving, Traffic Tickets or Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRPs). Iím happy to refer you to others who do.
You also wonít find me in the Court of Appeal as thatís not an area of law that Iím interested in. On those occasions where itís necessary for a client to go there, I have an excellent referral network.
Claire C. Mastop
Criminal Defence Lawyer for Vernon & Kelowna
Charges that I regularly handle include: