Member of the National College for DUI DefenseAs a Member of the National College for DUI Defense, Saul Simmonds, QC and his team have access to the most up to date research and experts in the field of Impaired Driving.

Best Lawyers in Canada®Saul Simmonds - Sixteen consecutive years on the Best Lawyers in Canada® list for criminal defence.

Fellow of The American College of Trial LawyersSaul Simmonds - Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers, the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America.

Criminal Law Firm in Winnipeg with Criminal lawyers Dedicated to Strong, Innovative Defences

If you are in need of a criminal lawyer in Winnipeg, Simmonds and Associates can help. Our firm, comprised of Saul SimmondsKathy BuetiAlex SteigerwaldAdam HodgeAdam PinxChelsea Suderman, and Jessie Brar, are a team of passionate Manitoba criminal defence lawyers. Our criminal defence lawyers are committed to providing you with a strong, innovative defence. Our criminal lawyers based in Winnipeg, work to defend their client’s and work relentlessly to achieve the best possible outcomes for all criminal law matters in Winnipeg and throughout  Manitoba. 

Simmonds and Associates is a caring criminal law firm that understands that you need your criminal defence matter addressed completely, and as effectively as possible. Our team of criminal defence lawyers are renowned for their track record, their reputation, and their deep understanding of Canadian criminal law. It’s that combination of experience, compassion, and skill that underpins our unwavering effort to deliver the best possible result for your case. We treat our client’s with respect from start to finish and are here to help. 

Although we are a new firm in name, our lawyers have been practising criminal law in Manitoba for many years, often working together while at different criminal law firms. It is this dedication and collaboration that have brought this talented group of Winnipeg criminal defence lawyers together to form the new firm of Simmonds and Associates. Each criminal defence lawyer at Simmonds is trained to help serve their clients with a defence to achieve the best possible outcome with their criminal law matter.

Criminal Law Practice Areas

Simmonds and Associates offers a wide variety of criminal law defence services. If you’ve been charged with a crime or have questions regarding a criminal offence, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Our criminal defence lawyers focus on all areas of criminal law. We serve clients with their criminal law matters  in and around Winnipeg and across the province of Manitoba.

Assault Lawyer Winnipeg

Assault is a complex area of law, which makes seasoned, experienced representation essential to your chances of being acquitted. Whether you’ve been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, or any other form of assault, contact an assault lawyer at Simmonds and Associates today.

Learn more by speaking with an experienced  Assault Lawyer in Winnipeg

Domestic Violence Lawyer

The term ‘domestic violence’ can refer to incidents occurring between a broad variety of personal relationships, including married couples, separated or divorced couples, same-sex, partners, siblings, parents and children, etc. Reach out to Simmonds and Associates today to discuss your case.

This was formally and commonly referred to as a Domestic Assault Lawyer and our criminal defence lawyers can help you with these matters. Let us provide you with a consultation. 

Drug Offences Lawyer

Drug offences are taken very seriously by Canadian law enforcement, which means you need an equally serious defence. Our team of drug offences lawyers will vigorously defend you against all types of drug-related charges, including importing, exporting, trafficking, and possession.

If you need a criminal defence lawyer that specializes in drug offences, let us see how we can help you. 

Drug Offences Lawyer

Highway Traffic Act Lawyer

If you’ve been charged with speeding, driving while uninsured, or any other offences under the Highway Traffic Act, contact Simmonds and Associates today to discuss your options. These charges often don’t result in life-changing consequences, but the penalties can still be quite severe!

We have successfully helped many Winnipegers and Manitobans with their Highway Traffic Act matters.  

Highway Traffic Act Lawyer

Homicide: Manslaughter/Murder Lawyer

First-degree murder, second-degree murder, and manslaughter are among the most serious crimes that a person can be charged with in Canada.

If you’re facing these charges, you need the best possible criminal defence law firm on your side. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

Manslaughter or Murder Lawyer

Impaired Driving/Distracted Driving

People charged with impaired driving, distracted driving, or dangerous driving can face serious consequences, including fines, demerits, and in some cases even jail time.

If you’ve been charged with any of these offences, contact Simmonds and Associates today to discuss your options. 

DUI Lawyer

Drug Offences Lawyer

Drug offences are taken very seriously by Canadian law enforcement, which means you need an equally serious defence. Our team of drug offences lawyers will vigorously defend you against all types of drug-related charges, including importing, exporting, trafficking, and possession. If you need a criminal defence lawyer that specializes in drug offences, let us see how we can help you. 

Drug Offences Lawyer

Charter Applications Lawyer

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides protection against unlawful search and seizure. If you have been searches with or without a warrant there may be defences you can advance to have the charges won or reduced.

  • Delay. You are entitled to your trial within a reasonable time . If you have been denied this right it may result in success on the charges you face.
  • If you have been denied access to counsel or have had such access interfered with there are remedies our team will advance for you .
  • The administration of justice is guaranteed in the Charter. If the system has been unfair to you there may be rights that the Charter can provide to fix the problem.
  • If there are minimum sentences you face , the Charter may afford additional protection from incarceration or Jail .
  • Your life, reputation and integrity are on the line and we recognize that . Our team will do everything we can to protect you . Learn more on how we can help by speaking with a Charter Applications Lawyer

Internet-Related Crimes Lawyer

If you’ve been charged with an internet-related crime – fraud, online harassment, intellectual property infringement, hacking, pornography, etc. – you need a lawyer who deeply understands the charges you’re facing and the technology associated with it.

Internet Crimes Lawyer 

Professional Regulatory Defence Lawyer

If you’ve been accused of violating the regulations of the body that governs your profession, you deserve a strong and innovative defence. Our team will work with you to develop an understanding of your case and represent you at disciplinary hearings and other meetings.

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Property Crimes Lawyer

Common property crimes include breaking and entering, theft, vandalism, arson, and auto theft. If you’ve been charged with these or any other similar crime, contact Simmonds and Associates to speak with a Winnipeg criminal lawyer today. We can help.

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Quasi-Criminal Offences Lawyer

Quasi-criminal offences are those actions which are not covered by the Criminal Code or Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. These matters may be addressed in federal, provincial, or municipal law, and may be related to actions such as health and safety violations, employment standards, etc. Contact us to learn more.

Quasi-Criminal Offences Lawyer

Robbery Lawyer

Robbery is the act of stealing from a person by way of violence or threats, including by using a weapon, an imitation weapon, or no weapon at all. Our team has years of experience representing people charged with robbery – contact us today to learn how we can help.

Robbery Lawyer

Sexual Offences Lawyer

Defending sexual offences including sexual interference, luring , sex trafficking, sexual assault and other sexual charges requires counsel who listen , use every means at their disposal, understand the nuances of the law including how to use text messages and emails that may be integral to your case. Our first job is to keep you out of the courtroom . If the case requires litigation we are dedicated to giving you the fight with all of the defences the law allows. 

Sexual Offences Lawyer

Tax Prosecution

Our team has deep experience in tax law and in defending people accused of tax-related crimes such as tax evasion, tax fraud, failure to charge and/or remit GST or PST. We understand how these laws are enforced and what rights Canadians are entitled to.

Tax Defence Lawyer

Weapons Offences

Weapons offences in Canada include the unsafe storage of a firearm, discharging a firearm, using a firearm while committing an offence, assault with a weapon, and much more. Our team has represented people accused of these and other weapons-related offences for years. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

Weapons Defence Lawyer

When an individual commits a crime against a business, organization, or government, it may be known as a white-collar crime. Specific white-collar charges include embezzlement, tax evasion, price fixing, and more. Reach out today to discuss the specifics of your case.

Fraud Lawyer

Youth Criminal Justice Act

The Youth Criminal Justice Act regulates how the criminal justice system applies to 12- to 17-year-olds. Our team understands how a criminal charge against a young person affects an entire family, and we will do everything in our power to provide a vigorous defence. 

Youth Criminal Lawyer

You should never go into a courtroom unprepared. If you expect to testify you should be aware of the questions your lawyer will ask you and , most importantly, know what to expect when the prosecutor questions you . If you need to call witnesses  we are there to evaluate and help. Your lawyer should be prepared to address every issue in the courtroom as it arises.

Criminal defence work is about strategy and planning. It is about thinking ahead. It is not checkers. It is chess. You need a lawyer who is thinking many moves ahead.

We will fight for you . Having someone dedicated to your defence is integral to winning.