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Cory Wilson is one of Calgary’s most successful criminal defence lawyers.

There are few experiences as stressful and potentially life-altering as being charged with a criminal offence. Facing a criminal charge may have significant impacts on your family, employment, immigration status and liberty.

Once charged with a crime, the most important decision you can make is hiring the right criminal lawyer to defend you.

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CALGARY CRIMINAL LAWYER

Cory Wilson is one of the most successful and respected lawyers in criminal law. He offers his clients an unparalleled defence and helps solve their legal problems efficiently and affordably. Cory represents individuals charged with any criminal offence as well as quasi-criminal and regulatory offences.

Cory has significant trial and appellate experience and has appeared at every level of court in Alberta. He has been counsel on many high-profile cases including kidnappings, significant drug seizures, homicides and the largest fraud in Canadian history.

Cory Wilson is senior counsel at the highly-respected criminal law firm, Wolch Wilson Jugnauth. The firm was established in 1991 and has seen many of our lawyers go on to become judges at the Supreme Court of Canada, Court of Appeal, Court of Queen’s Bench and Provincial Court. Having represented well over 50,000 cases, there is likely no criminal offence that hasn’t been defended in the firm’s history.

Focusing exclusively on criminal law, Cory Wilson is among the most skilled defence lawyers in Calgary. His extensive knowledge and experience has allowed him to successfully defend allegations ranging from theft and impaired driving to sexual assault and murder.

Examples of the most common offences we defend are:

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Impaired Driving / DUI

Impaired driving / DUI refers to criminal charges of operating a vehicle while impaired from alcohol or drugs, driving over 0.08 and refusing to provide a sample of breath. These charges have serious consequences including significant fines, skyrocketing insurance, jail and a criminal record that can impact future travel and employment.

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Domestic Assault

Domestic assault is no different than assault generally, except it occurs when the violence is directed at a family member, spouse or romantic partner. When charged with domestic assault, you will most likely be prohibited from returning to your home or having any contact with the complainant.

Theft

Theft is defined generally as taking another’s property without lawful authority to do so. Depending on the monetary value of the theft, an accused may be charged with theft under $5,000 or theft over $5,000. The elements of the two offences are the same, but the punishments are drastically different. A theft conviction can result in sentences ranging from discharges to significant periods of incarceration.

Fraud

Fraud is a very broad criminal offence that ranges from altering a price tag to multi-million-dollar Ponzi schemes. While the charge is very similar to theft, fraud requires deceit or falsehood. Depending on the monetary value of the fraud, an accused may be charged with fraud under $5,000 or fraud over $5,000. These offences are often incredibly complex and include a high-volume of documents and forensic accounting reports.

Sexual Offences

Sexual offences are incredibly complex and encompass many different charges under the Criminal Code, including sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference, sexual exploitation and child pornography. Given the intimate and often highly-emotional nature of these offences, you need a highly-skilled and experienced lawyer who understands how to properly defend these charges.

Drug Offences

The most common drug offences are possession, trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, production and importation. Drug investigations usually involve undercover police officers, wiretap, confidential informants and search warrants. Offences and sentencing regimes are based on the nature and quantity of the drug found. Possible consequences for drug offences range from diversion programs and discharges to significant periods of incarceration.

Assault

Assault is the intentional application of force to another person without their consent and can range from a pinch or shove to a punch or kick. Assault offences include common assault, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon and aggravated assault. The more serious the assault, the greater the possible consequences.

Criminal Harassment

Criminal harassment or “stalking”, consists of repeated behavior that has the intention of harassing, frightening, annoying or other actions displaying obsessive and unwanted conduct directed towards another individual without lawful authority. Most often this is in the form of following a person and/or repeatedly calling, texting or emailing them.

Firearm Offences

Possessing a firearm in Canada is a heavily regulated activity, with the regulations primarily set out in the Criminal Code and Firearms Act. There are many firearms offences, most of which carry significant punishments if convicted including lengthy periods of incarceration.

Violent Offences

These offences include any crime in which a high-degree of violence is involved, including murder, home invasions, serious assaults, robberies and kidnappings. Violent offences are considered the most serious in the Criminal Code and are often investigated by specialized police units. The consequences of being found guilty of a violent offence are often lengthy periods of incarceration.

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To say Cory is on top of his game would not be doing justice to his ability to represent me and clear my name from the charges I faced. I met Cory when he was recommended to me as someone who was more than capable of dealing with my issues. From the outset, I was impressed by his demeanor and honesty with regards to the jeopardy I faced.

M. M.

Cory Wilson was instrumental in resolving my matters beyond my satisfaction. He provided clear and concise advice and was always forthright and his communication was great. I highly recommend Cory and his firm to resolve your matters.

A. G.

Best lawyer in the province! I have used Cory a couple of times and he has had the charges dropped each time. Awesome lawyer.

N.D.

Mr. Wilson represented a close family member after he was falsely accused of sexual assault. After cross examining the girl, the prosecutor withdrew the charges. It was incredible to watch him just tear the women apart and expose all of her lies

T.R.

Best Criminal lawyer in Calgary. Cory Wilson took great care of our son and made sure he didn’t get a criminal record. Cory was very approachable and always returned our endless emails and phone calls.

R.Y.

Mr. Wilson saved me two times in the past few years. Each time he was able to get the prosecutor to withdraw the criminal charge. He always answers my calls and explained what was going on. Best lawyer un Calgary for sure.

G.J.

Absolutely BRILLIANT! You want this man on your side.

T.R.

Cory Wilson is an excellent criminal defence lawyer. My matter was handled quickly and efficiently with an excellent outcome. I would highly recommend his services to anyone facing criminal charges.

G.T.

If you are looking for the best criminal lawyer, go with Cory Wilson. He did a great job for me and saved me from a conviction two different times.

F.K.

Cory and his team were terrific to work with. I never felt I was in the dark about my case and he always called to give me updates. In the end, my charges were withdrawn and I couldn’t be happier!

A.W.

SUCCESSFUL CASES

Charges
Withdrawn

THEFT OFFENCES

Charges Withdrawn

S.V. was charged with theft under $5,000 after being caught shoplifting several pairs of sunglasses. She was caught red-handed and gave a full confession when confronted. She was a mother of two children and her employment required a clean criminal background.

Cory was able to have S.V. entered into the Alternative Measures Program on her first court appearance. After she successfully completed a small amount of community service, the charges were withdrawn.

Charges
Withdrawn

SEXUAL OFFENCES

Charges Withdrawn

B.S. and his younger brother were accused of sexually assaulting their younger sister for approximately 5 years in the 1970’s. The allegations were made in 2015 after the complainant had been estranged from the family for decades. If convicted, B.S. was facing a lengthy jail sentence. B.S. and his brother unequivocally denied the charges and pled not guilty. Cory cross-examined the complainant on her ever-changing versions of events and provable fabrications.

At the conclusion of cross-examination, the Crown …

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Guilty

DRUG POSSESION

Not Guilty

N.S. was charged with 13 offences including possession of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin for the purposes of trafficking. He was also charged with two counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited, possession of a stolen firearm, careless storage of a firearm and proceeds of crime. At trial, Cory was able to prove that the officer who interviewed N.S. shortly after his arrest lied to him about his fingerprints being found on the gun case.

N.S. was found not guilty on all charges.

Charges
Withdrawn

ASSAULT OFFENCE

Charges Withdrawn

A.G. was accused of assaulting his wife, teenage son, and breaching both a recognizance and Protection Order. The allegations were made during an ongoing matrimonial and custody dispute between A.G. and his estranged wife.

A.G. was set to have three trials over the course of two weeks. Cory Wilson was able to have each charge withdrawn and A.G. did not face trial for any of the alleged offences.

Charges
Withdrawn

DUI OFFENCE

Charges Withdrawn

After a night at a bar, C.R. was observed entering his vehicle and driving away. When police arrived, C.R. drove into the garage and exited the vehicle. Police requested C.R. exit the garage and was taken to the police vehicle where he failed to provide a breathe sample. The officer chose to detain C.R. in police custody for over 9 hours.

There was no justification for C.R.’s detention and the Crown withdrew both charges.

Charges
Withdrawn

THEFT OFFENCE

Charges Withdrawn

S.V. was charged with theft under $5,000 after being caught shoplifting several pairs of sunglasses. She gave a full confession when confronted. She was a mother of two children and her employment required a clean criminal background.

Cory was able to have S.V. entered into the Alternative Measures Program on her first court appearance. After she successfully completed a small amount of community service, the charges were withdrawn.

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GLOWING CLIENT REVIEWS

Best Criminal lawyer in Calgary. Cory Wilson took great care of our son and made sure he didn’t get a criminal record. Cory was very approachable and always returned our endless emails and phone calls.

R.Y.

“Our family never thought we’d be in such a perilous situation. Cory Wilson was professional, sympathetic and kind to our family, guiding us through every step of the way. From instruction in dealing with the authorities, ensuring our case was heard by the Courts in a timely manner, negotiating with the Courts, and answering questions; Cory was there for us.”

J.J.

“To say Cory is on top of his game would not be doing justice to his ability to represent me and clear my name from the charges I faced. I met Cory when he was recommended to me by as someone who was more than capable of dealing with my issues. From the outset, I was impressed by his demeanor and honesty with regards to the jeopardy I faced.”

M.M.

“I was wrongfully accused of a crime I didn’t commit.  I was referred to Mr. Cory Wilson as a defense lawyer &, thank God, am I ever glad he was my defense lawyer and by my side in my case.  He listened to all my evidence, protected my legal rights all the way to the end and always acted in my best interest.  He was always there when I needed him.  Most importantly, Mr. Wilson believed in my innocence and that is what mattered to me the most.”

E.A.

“I made a stupid mistake one night and was charged with impaired driving. I blew way over the legal limit and thought I had no option but to plead guilty. My friend recommended Cory Wilson because he got him off a couple charges. After I met with Cory, he explained that just because I blew over the limit, didn’t mean they could prove the case against me. We went to trial and after Cory cross-examined the cop, the prosecutor pulled the case and I won. I needed my license for my job and because of Cory, I am still working.”

A.B.

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