The RCMP alone has 27 units and more than 450 officers dedicated to fighting commercial crime. These numbers show how seriously Canadian authorities take commercial crimes, not only in Alberta but across provincial boundaries.
Any person under investigation or charged with a commercial crime should seek assistance from an experienced criminal defence lawyer right away. I am Jack Kelly, a Calgary-based commercial crime defence lawyer with more than 20 years of experience. I am ready to defend your rights and your reputation.
There is no exact definition of what constitutes a commercial crime, but it may include the following crimes:
My approach to commercial crimes defence is to prepare a solid evidence-based defence against the charges when possible. In other cases, challenging the admissibility of evidence can often achieve the best possible results for my clients.
A number of securities offences can lead to fines, fees, restitution proceedings and even jail time. The Alberta Securities Commission alone or in cooperation with other provincial securities watchdogs can:
My experience includes successful challenges to some of these and other penalties and actions arising out of the Alberta Securities Act.
If you have been charged or suspect you are under investigation for a commercial crime, contact my office in Calgary at 403-800-7071 or toll free at 800-678-6941.