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Criminal Defence and Appeals in Vancouver

Dr. Gary Botting, barrister, an appellate lawyer, has practised law in British Columbia for more than 25 years, representing clients primarily in extradition, dangerous offender law 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.