Mr. Royer has always had a passion for advocating for people’s rights and a desire to ensure that all Canadian’s fundamental rights are protected.
Mr. Royer has represented persons accused of crimes at every level of court, including Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench, and Appellant Court in various provinces, including the Supreme Court of Canada. With more than 90 reported decisions, over 50 appeals, and over 20 years experience, Mr. Royer is a well known and respected criminal defence lawyer.
What should you expect from one of the best criminal defence lawyers in Edmonton, Alberta? Only the best legal services. Daryl Royer is one of the most respected criminal defence lawyers not just in Alberta, but all around Canada. He has successfully defended accused persons on various charges, including:
Facing a criminal charge can be emotional and severely stressful. Mr. Royer approaches each case with an open mind and is non-judgmental. His professionalism is in accordance with the highest standards of professional discipline and he adheres to all the procedures of the judicial system in order to conscientiously help you through these challenging circumstances. Read more about Mr. Daryl’s defence process here.
This point marks the commencement of Mr. Royer’s duties as a criminal lawyer as he obtains an initial thorough understanding of the alleged offences.
During this step, Mr. Royer will ensure you are not denied your right to reasonable bail without a just cause.
This step involves reviewing the evidence against an accused to find the difficulties in the Crown Prosecutor’s case and prepare for a potential trial.
During this step, Mr. Royer will scrutinize the available evidence against the words of the witnesses.
Mr. Royer will attend docket court, and a trial date or preliminary examination is scheduled based on the charge, the situation, and the defendant's best interests.
This marks the beginning of sentencing negotiations between the Crown and the defence.
The Crown may elect to proceed with either a summary conviction, hybrid, or indictment. The defendant will also elect a mode of trial and decide whether to plead guilty or not.
Then, Mr. Royer will collaborate with his clients to fully prepare them for their trial or preliminary.
Trials can involve evidence that surprises everyone in the Courtroom, including the accused. Trials can also involve written submissions, lengthy oral evidence, and in-depth cross-examination.
Besides partaking in sentencing discussions to protect your interests, Mr. Royer assists you with the appeal procedures if needed.
July 12, 2023
R. S. July 12, 2023 A167464720 Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) Appeal Mr. S. was administratively suspended after a police officer found S. standing outside his damaged car at the scene of a single motor vehicle accident. The officer described his eyes as half shut, and other indicia of impairment included being unsteady on his feet… Continue reading Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) Appeal
April 28, 2023
R v K, 2020 ABCA 425 Mr. Royer was retained for the conviction appeal of the accused’s aggravated assault conviction. The ground of appeal was that the conviction was unreasonable. The appeal was of the Appellant’s alleged assault upon a fellow inmate. The case was largely circumstantial. Nature of Application? Unreasonable Verdict Appeal. Did the… Continue reading Court Appeal & Aggravated Assault
April 14, 2023
A vehicle pull-over was conducted, and a search was conducted. Police located a loaded handgun, and the accused was charged with unlawful possession of a loaded firearm. The accused hired Daryl Royer, and he conducted the trial, including cross-examination of the police witnesses. Mr. Royer argued the vehicle pull-over and search were arbitrary and unlawful.… Continue reading Vehicle Pullovers and Searches Charter Issue Section 9 and 8
April 5, 2023
R v Oakes, 2016 ABCA 90 (CanLII) Mr. Royer conducted the trial in the case of R. v. Oakes, a murder trial in Medicine Hat. The sole Crown witness was cross-examined, and Mr. Royer showed that there were over 50 inconsistencies in the eye witness’s testimony. Despite the numerous contradictions the jury convicted. The appellant,… Continue reading Murder & Criminal Appeal
March 14, 2023
R v F, 2013 ABQB 261 Mr. Royer brought a bail review application asking for Mr. F’s denial of bail to be overturned on the grounds that the bail judge inappropriately weighed his criminal record. The alleged error was that the bail judge erred in determining that the applicant’s criminal record was so bad that… Continue reading Court Appeal
March 14, 2023
R v C, 2004 ABQB 397 The Accused was operating a motor vehicle that had “a large quantity of methamphetamines, cocaine, and other drug paraphernalia.” The Accused was charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking. Mr. Royer argued that she has been subjected to an unreasonable search and seizure contrary to s. 8 of… Continue reading Drug possession and Constitutional argument.
March 13, 2023
R. v. M and A, 2006 ABPC 253 The accused was charged with assault with a weapon. The offence arose out of an altercation that took place at the Beer Hunter pub between the accused and the off-duty manager of the pub. The accuseds admitted that he struck the complainant with his fists during the… Continue reading Assault With A Weapon
March 13, 2023
R. v. F, 2004 ABCA 351, 2004 ABCA 336 F was convicted of assault causing bodily harm and robbery arising out of the same incident, and the acts were continuous. Mr. Royer was retained for the conviction and sentence appeal and was not the trial lawyer. Nature of Application? Is assault causing bodily harm an… Continue reading Assault Causing Bodily Harm
March 13, 2023
R. v. M., 2009 ABPC 390 M entered a plea of guilty to an offence that “he is committing an assault” upon a child “carry, use or threaten to use a weapon, to wit: A Wet Floor sign or imitation thereof, contrary to s. 267 (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.” At the time… Continue reading Assault With A Weapon
December 2, 2022
R v C, 2020 ABCA 230 C was convicted of an aggravated assault on his long-time common-law partner. The victim suffered a brain injury and did not testify at the trial. After the trial, she wrote a victim impact statement in which she stated the appellant was not the perpetrator of the assault. Mr. Royer… Continue reading Aggravated Assault & Criminal Appeal
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