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Criminal lawyer Surrey

We are Georgia Docolas and Isaac

Ferbey, and we provide effective and
compassionate legal representation in
Surrey, throughout the Lower
Mainland and elsewhere in British
Columbia. In 2013 we established
Docolas Ferbey Trial Lawyers to pool
our experience and provide top level
service and expertise to our clients, at
competitive rates. The trust that exists
between a lawyer and the client is
fundamental to the success of that
relationship. A client's trust in his or
her lawyer should be based on the
lawyer's legal knowledge, experience
and sound sense of judgment. We offer
the qualities that translate into our
clients' trust in our work. Most of our
business comes from referrals from
other clients and lawyers.

We have represented individuals charged with speeding, theft, assault, murder and virtually everything in
between. We have argued cases at all levels of trial court in British Columbia, building strong working
relationships with other participants in the justice system along the way. Our experience is that those
relationships are the key to the results that we achieve for our clients.

Schedule a FREE initial consultation and we will:

Review your documents and ask focused questions in order to understand your
legal situation;
Provide general guidance relating to your rights against police and state
interference with your life;
Advise you on court procedure; and
Set out what we will do for you if you retain us, and provide an estimate of your
legal fees.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law:Criminal convictions carry penalties which can include fines, probation and jail terms. In
addition to the direct penalties that may apply in a given case, criminal convictions may
reduce your freedom to travel and significantly limit the employment that may be available
to you.
Parliament continues to amend Canadian criminal lawyer surrey to limit a judge's
discretion to apply different sanctions depending on the facts of the case, in favour of
minimum jail terms. The availability of a discharge for certain offences is similarly being
eroded. Prosecutors maintain the discretion to proceed against an offender in various
ways, however, some of which may not result in jail time, or even a criminal conviction.
Particularly as new laws limit the court's discretion, your lawyer's working relationship
with the prosecutor is critical to the outcome of your case.
We defend charges of any offence in the Criminal Code of Canada, and we achieve
excellent results for our clients. We have experience in cases including:
mischief, thefts and simple assaults;
significant property, fraud and commercial crime;
serious and aggravated assaults;
sexual offences, including pornography offences; and
first degree murder and motor vehicle incidents resulting in death.

Motor Vehicle Act:With the introduction of the Responsible Driver Program, the Driver Improvement Program and
graduated licensing, Driver Risk Premiums and Penalty Point Premiums, Immediate Roadside
Prohibitions and the Interlock Ignition Program, a traffic stop can be the gateway to a minefield of
penalties for the best of drivers.
The amount of time you have to dispute many of these penalties is usually very short.
If you have had an encounter with police while driving, prompt consultation with a lawyer who has
expertise in all matters relating to the Motor Vehicle Act may significantly reduce the jeopardy of
fines, drastic increases to your insurance costs, driving prohibitions and even civil consequences if
there has been a collision. It is our experience that with trial skills and strategy, most violation tickets
can be extinguished in court.
Other Regulatory Offences:We have represented individuals with charges arising from dealings with Canada Border Services
Agency, municipal bylaw enforcement officers, immigration authorities, ICBC adjusters, commercial
vehicle inspectors, fisheries officers and Canada Revenue Agency.
While the direct result of a conviction for such regulatory offences is usually a fine (and sometimes
jail in the most serious cases), indirect results can include heightened scrutiny or a denial of service
when an offender encounters these authorities in the future.
Although it may be tempting to plead guilty and accept a fine at your first appearance in court if you
are charged in a regulatory matter, often it makes economic sense to obtain legal counsel to advise
you of all the consequences of a conviction,.

Seized Property:We are experienced in securing the return of property seized under these authorities:
Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act, which usually involves the attempted transfer of
undeclared money out of Canada;
the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Act, including intended forfeiture of motor vehicles, cash and real property;
Criminal Code, s. 490;
Customs Act; and
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
There are strict statutory time limits to dispute many seizures. Obtaining legal counsel promptly after
authorities have seized your money or property is critical to securing its return.

Civil and Administrative Matters:-

Although the bulk of our practice involves defending individuals against agents of the state, we
offer effective, streamlined and affordable representation in civil or administrative matters such
residential tenancy evictions;
residential tenancy disputes;
appeals or judicial reviews of residential tenancy branch decisions; and
small claims cases, including injury cases and construction disputes.

Connect With US
Contact Person:

Docolas Ferbey Trial Lawyers

Phone number:

202 - 15149 56th Avenue (Highway 10)

Surrey, B.C., V3S 9A5
(604) 717-6000


(604) 717-6001

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