Vancouver Criminal Lawyer

Criminal Defence and Appeals in Vancouver

Dr. Gary Botting, barrister, solicitor and appellate lawyer, has practised law in British Columbia for more than 25 years, representing clients primarily in extradition, criminal defence and criminal appeals.

He has worked on hundreds of high-profile extradition cases over the years, beginning with the Charles Ng case in Calgary in the 1980s. Many of his criminal defence cases have set legal precedents, including R. v. Ponton, where a jury acquitted the accused of murder on the grounds of self-defence even though he admitted to shooting a man twice in the back; and more recently R. v. Hiles (2016), where the Crown ordered a stay of proceedings on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault when it was demonstrated that other men could have committed the crime.

Dr. Botting will provide the committed representation that your individual situation deserves. As the author of several books on extradition and constitutional rights and freedoms, including Extradition Between Canada and the United States, five editions of Canadian Extradition Law Practice, and Wrongful Conviction in Canadian Law, he is considered one of Canada's foremost authorities on extradition.

Effective Representation

No other law practice in the country declares extradition as its primary area of practice. As a Vancouver criminal defence lawyer, Dr. Gary Botting is a master of focusing on the specific legal issues at hand and on devising plans that will yield the best results. When ordinary criminal defence lawyers take on extradition matters, they often have the wrong focus, regarding the extradition hearing as if it were a criminal trial or preliminary inquiry. It is neither. Preliminary research into the frailties of the record of the case is essential.

As an experienced extradition lawyer, Gary Botting will give proper focus to each aspect of the extradition process, from the provisional arrest, bail application, and extradition hearing to submissions to the Minister of Justice, judicial review of the Minister's decision, and the various appeals.

Commitment, Reassurance and Security — An Extradition Lawyer Providing Knowledgeable Advice

Experience in extradition necessitates experience in criminal defence generally, from arrest to appeal. Gary Botting is the lawyer to contact for all your major criminal defence needs. He will provide answers to your questions and work with you through every step of the legal process. He will provide assertive representation and stand up for your rights. He will work to achieve the best possible result in the most efficient and effective manner.

Contact an Extradition Lawyer Also Handling Criminal Defence and Appeals

Gary Botting can be contacted online.