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Canadian Prostitution Laws – News1130 Interview

Canadian Prostitution Laws – News1130 Interview

7th December 2014

Canadian Prostitution Laws Vancouver Criminal Lawyer, Michael Shapray of Stern Albert Shapray, Surrey Criminal Lawyers, speaks on News1130 about Canadian Prostitution Laws – the background and the effect of the Conservative Government’s new legislation. Given the large volume of explicit ads for sexual services found in Lower Mainland print publications, many people in Surrey, Vancouver and other cities wonder whether prostitution is legal in Canada. If you are reading this before December 6th, 2014, paying for […]Read More

Clear as Mud – Seeing through Canada’s Changing Prostitution Laws

Clear as Mud – Seeing through Canada’s Changing Prostitution Laws

3rd December 2014

Given the large volume of explicit ads for sexual services found in Lower Mainland print publications, many people in Surrey, Vancouver and other cities wonder whether prostitution is legal in Canada. If you are reading this before December 6th, 2014, paying for sex in Canada with someone over 18 years of age is not a criminal offence. Rather, certain activities surrounding prostitution are illegal (including communicating in a public place for the purposes of exchanging […]Read More

Presumption of Innocence,  the burden and standard of proof in criminal law in Surrey

Presumption of Innocence, the burden and standard of proof in criminal law in Surrey

22nd November 2014

Presumption of Innocence If you have ever watched an episode of Law and Order or read a John Grisham novel, you are likely reasonably familiar with the phrase “innocent until proven guilty”.  The presumption of innocence is an intrinsic part of our criminal justice system for all criminal cases, from simple criminal mischief charges, assault charges, drug charges, all the way up to charges for first-degree murder. Given its importance in our system, it is […]Read More

BC’s New Distracted Driving Penalties

BC’s New Distracted Driving Penalties

28th October 2014

Distracted Driving Laws Distracted driving laws in BC are evolving. Though they are not yet as severe as BC drinking and driving laws, they are clearly getting tougher. New changes to the Motor Vehicle Act will see those behind the wheel receiving larger fines for touching their cell phones, GPS, or any other electronic devices that are not factory-installed in their car. In addition to the fines, distracted driving penalties may now include demerit points. Distracted […]Read More

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Are you searching for a surrey criminal lawyer working throughout British Columbia, particularly in the Surrey and Greater Vancouver areas? The criminal lawyers at Stern Albert Shapray & Associates provide effective, professional and skilled legal representation in the area of criminal defence law.

Stern Albert Shapray & Associates is comprised of Surrey criminal lawyer Marvin Stern, David Albert, Michael Shapray, Jennifer Currie, Harsaran (Ricky) Bal, Paul Del Rossi and William Jessop. Each

Surrey Criminal Lawyer

working with us is an experienced and respected criminal defence lawyer who regularly appears in all levels of court in the Province of British Columbia. Together, we form a dynamic and enterprising team with over 100 years of collective experience defending criminal cases. We are proud of our ability to successfully handle complex cases and provide clients with a vigorous and comprehensive defence based on careful consideration of all the evidence and legal issues.

Each Surrey criminal lawyer at our firm represents persons charged with all criminal and quasi-criminal offences, including those under the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Motor Vehicle Act. We have successfully acted on behalf of numerous clients facing serious criminal charges such as complex drug charges, drunk driving/DUI charges (including dangerous driving causing death), sexual assaults and murder. In addition to people from all walks of life, Our clients are from all walks of life including teachers, lawyers, politicians (a sitting MLA), doctors, professional athletes, a rock star and a major film star.

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