Edmonton Criminal
Defence Lawyers

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Why Retain One of Our
Criminal Defence Lawyers?

We do so much more than just advocate for our clients’ personal injury claims in Edmonton, Alberta. If you or a loved one have found themselves accused of a criminal offence, call on our criminal defence lawyers to ensure that you receive the legal representation you need to keep your rights well protected. Our criminal defence lawyers have helped thousands of clients in Edmonton challenge their traffic, drug, property, assault, youth crimes, and sex offences.

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    Edmonton, Alberta

    Scotia Place Tower III
    221, 10072 Jasper Ave
    Edmonton, AB T5J 1V8
    (780) 490-1121

    Hours of Operation

    Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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    • Calgary
    • Edmonton
    • Red Deer
    • Airdrie
    • Crossfield
    • Carstairs
    • Olds
    • Innisfail
    • Penhold
    • Lacombe
    • Blackfalds
    • Ponoka
    • Leduc
    • Beaumont
    • Bonn Accord
    • Bruderheim
    • Calmar
    • Devon
    • Fort Saskatchewan
    • Gibbons
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    • Morinville
    • Spruce Grove
    • St. Albert
    • Stony Plain
    • Strathcona County
    • Sturgeon County
    • Thorsby
    • Wabamun
    • Warburg

    Don’t see your location here? Call us at 1-800-232-9454 or contact us to find out if we can service your area!

    Awards & Associations

    Edmonton Criminal defence lawyers partnering with the Northwest Territories Law Society
    Civil and Criminal Lawyers in Edmonton
    Edmonton Criminal lawyer membership in the Alberta Law Society
    Trial Lawyers Associations of BC, Martin G. Schulz Criminal Defence Lawyers
    Criminal defence lawyers with the Law Society of BC

    Your Edmonton Criminal Defence Law Firm

    When it comes to something as life-altering as personal injury or a criminal accusation, the right lawyer can help turn the tables in your direction. You need a criminal lawyer in your corner who will ensure that your best interests stay protected, and we have the resources to ensure it.

    At Martin G. Schulz & Associates, we’ve been defending victims in the Edmonton, Alberta region since our founding in 1990. Since then, we’ve stood for three principles when it comes to our legal services: respect, representation, and results.

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    The Reassurance That Comes From Retaining Our Edmonton Criminal Lawyers

    Your criminal offence is a lot bigger than you — if you’re the financial backbone of your family, you may find that obtaining a criminal record can lead to difficulties such as:

    • Inability to qualify for certain jobs
    • Inability to apply for scholarships or entrance into certain educational programs
    • Mobility issues if your license has also been suspended or revoked
    • Challenges moving across the Canada-US border
    • Challenges applying for citizenship
    • And so on

    We’ve helped victims understand their criminal offence case and obtain fair outcomes that range from lighter sentences to dropped charges.

    Our Practice Areas

    At Martin G. Schulz & Associates, our expert team of criminal defence lawyers can help with your criminal defence. If you’ve been charged with a crime, our Edmonton criminal lawyers can provide you with professional legal counsel for a variety of offences, including:

    Drug Offences

    Drug possession, possession for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking, manufacturing or cultivation, importation or exportation, and conspiracy to commit drug-related offences.

    Domestic Offences

    Domestic assault, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, uttering threats, restraining order violations, and unlawful confinement.

    Violent Crimes

    Assault, aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, manslaughter, and first or second-degree murder.


    Driving offences include driving under the influence/driving while impaired (DWI) by drugs, refusing a breath or blood sample, impaired driving causing bodily harm or death, or driving while disqualified or suspended.

    Sexual Assault

    Sexual assault, sexual interference with a minor, sexual exploitation, child pornography offences, sexual assault causing bodily harm or aggravated sexual assault, or sexual offences involving vulnerable individuals, such as individuals with disabilities or elderly persons.

    Property Crimes and Financial Crimes

    Theft, burglary, robbery, fraud, embezzlement, shoplifting, arson, vandalism, trespassing, and possession of stolen property.

    Don’t let one mistake ruin your life.
    Give us a call today and receive a free consultation at (780) 490-1100!


    Judgment-Free & Respectful
    Criminal Representation

    When you choose to come in for a consultation or retain one of our criminal lawyers, you choose representation that is respectful of your wishes and needs. We will guide you through every step of the legal process, and provide you with the information you need to make a well-informed decision when it comes to your criminal defence. Our lawyers will also ensure that you understand all of your rights and legal options and aggressively advocate for your defence.

    No matter what the circumstances are behind your criminal offence, we will be with you every step of the way.

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    Award-Winning Edmonton Criminal Defence Lawyers

    From personal injury claims to defending your criminal case, our lawyers are here to support you no matter what troubles you’ve found yourself facing. We understand the circumstances leading to your offence or injury case may be traumatizing and complicated to deal with. But the law is on your side and you deserve justice and a fair outcome when it comes to your criminal offence.

    No Fee Policy

    The last thing an injured person needs is another bill. With Martin G. Schulz and Associates, you pay no legal fees until we secure a settlement satisfying your needs.

    No Fee Policy

    The last thing an injured person needs is another bill. With Martin G. Schulz and Associates, you pay no legal fees until we secure a settlement satisfying your needs.

    Criminal Law Frequently Asked Questions

    The first steps when issued court papers are to retain a calm mind and understand what they may entail. We understand that, especially for first-time offenders, being served court papers is a scary and, possibly, traumatizing experience. It is important to keep a level head when dealing with these documents. Generally, court papers will include a strict response deadline and time is not on your side.

    We strongly encourage you to contact one of our criminal defence lawyers as soon as possible after you have been served with court papers so that we may begin building your defence. Book a consultation with us today at (780) 490-1100!

    To make the most of your first consultation with one of our criminal defence lawyers, we recommend that you bring the following documents:

    • A written statement outlining your version of events
    • If possible, any witness statements
    • Any documents given to you by the Court or police during your criminal offence issuing
    • Any supporting documents that can corroborate your account of events, such as emails and phone records

    These documents will help our lawyers better understand your case and provide a more accurate picture of what your legal options are going forward.

    Retaining a lawyer who is knowledgeable in the local criminal justice system is crucial if you wish to navigate through the criminal defence process without undue complications. In addition, the right criminal defence lawyer can be key in having your charge appealed, your sentence reduced, or even your case dropped.

    At Martin G. Schulz & Associates, our Edmonton criminal defence lawyers specialize in assault, drug offences, impaired driving, criminal driving, sex crimes, property crimes, fraud, and youth offence cases.

    We strongly advise that individuals consult with one of our criminal defence lawyers before giving the police any sort of statement. Oftentimes, these statements are given while the victim is already experiencing high levels of stress and may have little to no knowledge or understanding of the charges being laid against them. In addition, any discrepancies found in your statement can be used against you in court.

    By first consulting with one of our lawyers, you secure the opportunity to regain your bearings and are provided with our unbiased and informed opinion on whether giving a statement to the police serves your best interests.

    Our lawyers work with your individual wishes and needs in mind. We will negotiate with the Crown on your behalf to ensure that you get a fair and just outcome. If we are unable to reach a settlement that is to your satisfaction, then our lawyers are prepared to relentlessly fight your case in court.

    Yes, if you have been charged with a criminal offense and convicted, you may have the right to appeal the decision. An appeal allows you to challenge errors that may have occurred during the trial or sentencing process.

    Consulting with a criminal lawyer who specializes in appeals can help you understand the grounds for an appeal and navigate the appeals process.

    Yes, our skilled criminal defense lawyers can work diligently to have your charges dropped or reduced. We will carefully examine the evidence, assess the legality of the arrest, and challenge any procedural errors or violations of your rights. Through negotiation with the prosecution or presenting a strong defense in court, we will aim to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

    Absolutely. Our criminal defense lawyers in Edmonton are skilled at handling cases involving multiple charges or offenses. We can assess each charge individually and develop a comprehensive defense strategy that takes into account the unique aspects of each offense. Our expertise allows us to navigate complex legal situations and provide effective representation for clients facing multiple charges.


    Time is of the essence when it comes to personal injury claims. Evidence, witnesses, and memories can get lost or fade, so the sooner you start the process, the better. From the moment you contact our firm, we’ll work to understand your situation, answer all your questions, and develop a plan to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

    Contact us today for your free, no-obligation, private consultation.