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Criminal Law

Criminal Lawyers in St. John's, Newfoundland

Our Criminal Law Practice Group was created to ensure that our firm’s criminal lawyers in St. John’s acquire, maintain and develop the legal skills required for effective representation of our clients in a criminal law proceeding. The Group operates in a collaborative atmosphere with members sharing experience and knowledge.

At Gittens, de Beer & Associates, we understand that a conviction on criminal charges can change your entire life. It can cast a shadow over your family, make finding employment difficult and result in fines or even jail time. Criminal law is one of the most complex and dynamic areas of the Canadian legal structure and, therefore, knowledge sharing is central to continued excellence in this area of practice. Find out how our criminal lawyers in St. John’s can help you defend your criminal offenses.

Criminal Law Practice Group

Legal knowledge is very important to an effective criminal representation – this is obvious. Less obvious is the supreme importance of criminal lawyers’ awareness of the human condition. Persons faced with criminal law problems come from all walks of life. They experience great stress and confusion as their particular process unfolds. Their individual concerns and fears are extremely varied, but they all have one thing in common - they are human beings with inherent dignity who are fearful of not being treated as such by a system that perceives them as guilty or worthless before their process even formally begins.


The criminal lawyers in our Criminal Law Practice Group strive to make sure this basic truth is never overlooked in the course of our representation of our clientele. We will also make sure your dignity is respected as the process unfolds in the courts and our personal dealings with you. We acknowledge everyone is different and personalize our approach to you and your case. We will never forget you are a human being who deserves respect on that simple yet extremely important basis.

With an office in St. John’s, we are able to assist our clients with all charges under the Criminal Code, including:

Impaired driving

Domestic assault

Drug charges

Sexual offences

Serious injuries



All other charges under the Criminal Code of Canada

Criminal appeals

Why Choose Us?

At Gittens, de Beer & Associates in St. John’s, Newfoundland, you will find dedicated criminal lawyers who are at once highly skilled in their field and deeply aware of your basic worth as a person. We will never lose sight of this, even in the more stressful moments of your individual process.

We will never prejudge anyone and we will respect all.

We will fight to protect your rights and your liberty as if they were our own.

Contact us for a free telephone consultation.

Representing Our Clients

Our lawyers have the legal skills required to effectively represent our clients in a criminal law proceeding.

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