CRIMINAL DEFENSE

FAMILY & DIVORCE LAW

 

THE LAW OFFICE OF KALINA & TEJPAL

If you or a loved one have been charged with an offence or know that you are being investigated for a crime, it is crucial that you seek the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer immediately. The stress of a criminal charge can be overwhelming. We recognize that no case is trivial to you, the client. For you, the situation is traumatic and you need expert, discrete, uncompromising, compassionate advice right away.

We provide a fearless defence for people charged with Guns, Gangs, Drugs, Organized Crime, Homicide, Sexual Assault and serious complicated criminal offences

CUSTOMS ACT OFFENSES

The movement of goods and the collection of duties in and out of Canada are controlled under the Customs Act; however, this act is not to be confused with a taxing statute.

DRIVING OFFENSES

When you have been accused of a driving offense under the criminal act, there can be serious legal consequences that could impact you for the rest of your life, if those convictions stay on your permanent driving record. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you fight those offenses in a court of law, ending with a reduced sentence, or having the case dismissed.

ROBBERY

There are many ways that a person could be charged with robbery, depending on the seriousness of the crime. Robbing a bank at gunpoint is a serious offense, whereas stealing someone’s computer may not be as serious.

FAIL TO APPEAR IN COURT

When you are summoned to court for any reason, you must appear. If you have been charged with breaking the law – even minor traffic offenses – you must appear in court unless told otherwise by an authorized court official. Failing to do so could lead to serious consequences for you.

EXTRADITION ACT

Under the Extradition Act, Canada has the legal responsibility and right to extradite a person to another country, as long as the person being extradited is currently in Canada, and the country he or she will be going to is one of Canada’s extradition partners.

ARREST ADVICE

At the Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal, we always put your best interests first. We offer you a variety of legal advice, including arrest advice. You may not understand – or know – your rights as they pertain to an arrest, which is why you can count on us to give you the right advice and counsel.

Articles

As a lawyer practicing both criminal and immigration law, I often receive requests from colleagues for professional advice on issues they are facing when the two branches of law intersect. Recently, I was consulted by a client on behalf of a fellow criminal defence lawyer to provide an opinion letter for a judicial pretrial on the effect of a discharge for a domestic assault an accused was facing.  The client was accused of assaulting his wife.  He, and his wife, were also facing potential deportation. Fortunately, we were able to resolve their predicament.

With the Supreme Court decision in Tran v. Canada, non-citizens (permanent or temporary residents of Canada) will no longer be subject to inadmissibility proceedings and possible deportation as a result of being sentenced for to a conditional sentence of imprisonment.

Some of our Areas of Practice

  • Immigration Assistance

    IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE Immigrating to Canada can be a great opportunity, but it could also be a trying experience, which is why you should hire a lawyer who understands the Canadian immigration law. The Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal has the legal experience and skills to help you throughout the entire immigration process. We will…

  • Immigration Offenses

    Immigration-offences Immigration and criminal law can be very complex, which is why you should hire an experienced lawyer who has the skills, knowledge and expertise to help you through the entire process. The Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal can help you understand the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and how it affects you or…

  • Youth Offenses

    YOUTH OFFENSES Anyone who is under the age of 18 and charged with a criminal offense is considered a youthful accused person. The way youth offenses are handled typically differ from how an adult offense is handled. Youth offenses, such as petty-theft and mischief can be less serious than if the youth is charged with…

  • Weapons Offenses

    WEAPONS OFFENSES A weapons charge can be a serious offense, which is why you should consult with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. The Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal can help you develop a defense to use in order to fight your weapons charge. What is considered a weapon? Most people think of…

  • Theft

    THEFT Being charged with theft could lead to serious legal consequences, but an experienced lawyer can help defend you in the court of law, and possibly have your case dismissed, or if conviction, your sentence reduced. What is Theft? When you take something from someone – without their permission – that is considered theft. Property…

  • Sexual Offenses

    SEXUAL OFFENSES What is sexual Assault? An assault – in the sexual nature – that is done on another person is considered sexual assault, as well as any sexual act that is committed on another person, without that person’s consent. In Canada, sexual assault is an extremely serious crime. Even being accused of sexual assault…

  • Robbery

    ROBBERY There are many ways that a person could be charged with robbery, depending on the seriousness of the crime. Robbing a bank at gunpoint is a serious offense, whereas stealing someone’s computer may not be as serious. However, committing any type of robbery is a crime, and it is punishable in a the court…

  • Proceeds of Crime

    PROCEEDS OF CRIME The Proceeds of Crime Act (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act) was established to keep individuals from laundering money, or financing terrorists, or any uother international issues that relate to terrorism. If you are involved in a proceeds of crime offense, you could be charged with an indictable offense and prosecuted. If…

  • Other Offenses

    OTHER OFFENSES There are many other offenses that our law firm can assist you with. We take on all criminal and quasi-criminal cases, regardless of how severe they may be. We have experience in various aspects of the law, and we take that knowledge and skill into the courtroom, ensuring you receive the best possible…

  • Fraud

    FRAUD Depending on what type of crime you allegedly committed, you could be charged with either a summary or indictable fraud charges. Having skilled legal representation will help you receive a lesser sentence, or your fraud charge may even be dismissed altogether. It is important that you hire a lawyer to handle your fraud case,…

  • Forgery

    FORGERY Being convicted of forgery could impact your criminal record, and prohibit you from finding future employment, long after the offense was committed. With an experienced lawyer on your side, you could fight these charges, and possibly have your sentence reduced, or the case successfully defended. The Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal will work…

  • Fail to Appear in Court

    FAIL TO APPEAR IN COURT When you are summoned to court for any reason, you must appear. If you have been charged with breaking the law – even minor traffic offenses – you must appear in court unless told otherwise by an authorized court official. Failing to do so could lead to serious consequences for…

  • Extradition Act

    EXTRADITION ACT What is the Extradition Act? Under the Extradition Act, Canada has the legal responsibility and right to extradite a person to another country, as long as the person being extradited is currently in Canada, and the country he or she will be going to is one of Canada’s extradition partners. An extradition partner…

  • Drugs

    DRUGS There are typically five categories that a drug offense falls under: trafficking, possession, possession with the intent to traffic, production and importing. There are various types of illegal drugs, which include heroin, cocaine, marijuana, hashish, ecstasy, among others. The drugs fall into one of eight Schedules in the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. Drug…

  • Driving Offenses

    DRIVING OFFENSES When you have been accused of a driving (traffic) offense, there could be serious legal consequences that could impact you for the rest of your life, if those convictions stay on your permanent driving record. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you fight those offenses in a court of law, ending with…

  • Drinking & Driving

    DRINKING & DRIVING If you are caught drinking and driving, there are serious consequences you could face, and those consequences could affect you for the rest of your life. Having a good lawyer on your side is extremely beneficial. When you retain a criminal defense lawyer, you will have representation from someone who fully understands the…

  • Customs ACT Offenses

    CUSTOMS ACT OFFENSES The movement of goods and the collection of duties in and out of Canada are controlled under the Customs Act; however, this act is not to be confused with a taxing statute. Some of the offenses that exist under the Custom Act include: Issuing false statements when asked to give statements pursuant…

  • Criminal Harassment

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT If you have been charged with criminal harassment, it is important that you contact a lawyer immediately. The Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal can take on your criminal harassment case, ensuring that you receive the best legal defense possible. We will develop strategies to help you either defend your case completely, or…

  • Break & Enter

    BREAK & ENTER The criminal code of Canada states that breaking and entering into a building to commit an offence is a crime. Depending on the type of break and enter a person is charged with, the crime could be punishable by life in prison. What is Breaking & Entering? Anyone who enters a dwelling…

  • Assaults

    ASSAULTS What is an Assault? There are various forms of assault, including a mere push, or more aggressive behavior that results in serious injury. If a person has intentionally applied direct or indirect force to another person, without that person’s consent, this is considered assault. Most Common Forms of Assault and Other Related Offenses: Domestic…

  • Arrest Advice

    ARREST ADVICE At the Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal, we always put your best interests first. We offer you a variety of legal advice, including arrest advice. You may not understand – or know – your rights as they pertain to an arrest, which is why you can count on us to give you…

  • Abduction

    ABDUCTION Kidnapping, or abduction, is a criminal offense that is punishable by time in prison. If you have been charged with abduction, you should contact the Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal immediately. If convicted, we can determine which defense to take for your case, in order to keep you from receiving a harsh sentence;…

Testimonials

  • Mr. Kalina and Ms. Tejpal are a great team. I was wrongfully charged with a very serious offence and they helped me get through this awful time in my life. It took over two years before the charges were dismissed. They told me to be patient and kept me updated all of the time. Even though it was hard to go through this, they remained steady and kept me calm. I am grateful to them for freeing me from what could have been a terrible outcome. They always treated me with respect and dignity. I hope that you don't have any trouble with the police, but if you do, Mr. Kalina and Ms. Tejpal are the best lawyers to help you.
    Manikam Schwartz (Google)
  • Both are very good helping a lots thank you so much
    Satwinder Singh (Google)
  • I was very impressed with this firm. I was always kept informed and dealt with respect and honesty. I was in major trouble and they got me through a very difficult time in life.
    Harry Johal (Google)
  • Mr. Kalina was my lawyer for my aggravated robbery charges. I was really afraid because I am a permanent resident, however, he really sat down and explained the process to me. He understood the seriousness of my case and approached it methodically. Even with his busy schedule he always made sure he had time to answer my questions. I highly recommend this firm who might find themselves to be in my position.
    Paul Brar (Google)
  • When I was looking for lawyers to file my application for immigration in spousal category after my marriage with Kamaljyot, I consulted many lawyers however I did not feel convinced with anyone. To me they were more interested in higher fees only. I was just wandering here and there.Then I talked to my friend Dr V Jain about finding a well reputed Lawyer and Dr Jain outrightly named lawyers John Kalina and Sweta Tejpal. In few words he said they were the most HONEST LAWYERS , Dr Jain had already dealt with them in his immigration case as well . So he knew them. When I met Sir John Kalina and Madam Sweta, my joy blew no bounds, I was at the right place. No big charges asked, priority were on my work, everything was done very honestly. My whole application was prepared thoroughly as if it was their PERSONAL FILE. Never seen such nice people in my life. My case was tough to clear for both age wise being fifty plus and second time marrying. But they did it. Lastly my application was approved after interview . They even gave me multiple interview preparation sessions which nobody gives. It was an EXCEPTIONAL commitment to my case. I requested them to take some more fees for this extra work however they outrightly refused. Such an honest commitment to one's work is RARE. LASTLY, I WILL REMAIN INDEBTED & GRATEFUL TO MOST RESPECTED SIR JOHN KALINA & MADAM SWETA TEJPAL , With heartfelt regards, Rakesh Dhand & Kamaljyot
    Rakesh Dhand (Google)

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