Surrey Criminal Lawyer

I am Michael R. Shapray, a Surrey and Vancouver criminal defence lawyer. I provide client-focused, results-oriented legal representation. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, or if you are the subject of a criminal investigation, please call 604-725-4300 or contact my law office online right away.

Strong Defence Against a Broad Range of Charges

As a skilled Vancouver criminal law trial lawyer, I provide effective legal representation in all areas of criminal defence, including:

Drug Charges

  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug possession
  • Marijuana grow offences
  • Importing prohibited substances

Motor Vehicle Act Offences

  • Impaired driving charges
  • Impaired driving — DWI/DUI
  • Driving while prohibited
  • Speeding and driving without due care

Sexual Offences

  • Sexual assault
  • Pornography offences
  • Prostitution offences

Weapons Offences

  • Illegal possession of firearms
  • Discharging a weapon during commission of another crime

Violent Offences

  • Murder/homicide
  • Assault, including domestic violence
  • Criminal harassment
  • Uttering threats

Financial Offences

  • Fraud, theft and other white collar crimes
  • Income tax charges
  • Breach of trust
  • Identity theft

Property Offences

  • Robbery and burglary
  • Arson
  • Home invasion

Regulatory Conduct/Professional Discipline

Defending doctors, lawyers, accountants, teachers and other certified professionals threatened with loss of their license

Comprehensive Criminal Defence in British Columbia

My criminal defence services are truly comprehensive. I am available to counsel clients who are under investigation by law enforcement, working to prevent charges from being laid. If you were arrested, I can represent you at your bail hearing. If the police seized money or other items during an investigation, I will work to have the property returned if you have been subject to civil forfeiture proceedings.

I also handle matters with international implications, ranging from customs and border searches, arrests at the border and resulting criminal charges to extradition requests and mutual legal assistance.

As part of my practice, I now offer detailed counsel to individuals and groups who want to get into the legal marijuana industry in Canada and the United States. I can make sure you are in compliance with all laws and regulations as well as how to conduct business practices properly to avoid facing drug charges such as marijuana grow offences.

If You Have Already Been Convicted

A conviction is not necessarily the final word in all criminal cases. I help clients appeal convictions to the British Columbia Court of Appeal and even to the Supreme Court of Canada. I can also help you understand whether a pardon (now called a record suspension) is possible in your situation.

Contact My North Vancouver Domestic Violence Law Firm

No matter what the charges or situation with criminal offence implications, an experienced British Columbia criminal defence lawyer can make the difference in the final outcome of your situation. To arrange a free initial consultation, please call 604-725-4300 or contact my office by email today.