Rod Gregory and the Media

Mr. Gregory has made many appearances in the media as a legal expert discussing various high profile issues. Below you can view video clips of his appearances in public debates, as well as appearances in print media and articles for the Criminal Trial Lawyers association.Rod also has numerous videos on his YouTube channel.

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After You Have Been Charged with a Criminal Offence

The police or a prosecutor charges you when they have reasonable and probable grounds that you have committed a crime. At this point, your best chance to secure an acquittal is to hire and retain legal counsel. The lawyer will prepare and and plan a defence in your criminal litigation. Here are possible solutions that legal counsel can help with:

  • Plead not guilty and proceed to a trial by Judge alone or Judge and Jury: when your lawyer argues that the Crown (prosecution) has not proven their case beyond a reasonable doubt whether or not you testify;
  • Dismissal/Not Guilty: when a Judge or a Jury finds you not guilty at the conclusion of a trial;
  • Discharge: when a Judge finds you guilty or you plead guilty, but finds that it is in your best interest and not contrary to the public interest to impose a finding of guilty but does not convict you nor impose a criminal record and discharges you conditionally (probation) or absolutely;
  • Plead guilty: when a lawyer advices you to plead guilty, the penalty may be less severe if you admit to the crime and have positive personal circumstances to mitigate your sentence;
  • Suspended Sentence: when a Judge finds you guilty or you plead guilty, records the conviction, but places you on probation;
  • Negotiate a plea bargain: when you plead guilty to a lesser or included offence or receive a less harsh sentence or penalty as a result of the circumstance of the case and your personal background.

As you prepare your case before trial you must be completely honest with your lawyer. Your lawyer will advise you what you may or may disclose facts of your case to others. Your lawyer requires accurate facts and information to properly defend you in a criminal case. Trust their expertise and their experience in criminal law.

It is important to have a good criminal lawyer to defend you in court. Your criminal defence lawyer defends you against the state in a criminal prosecution. Your lawyer represents you to defend you against violations of your rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and in all aspects of criminal litigation you may be facing.