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Ian W. Burroughs Lawyer

Ian W. Burroughs

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Estate, Real Estate, Wills & Probate
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Ian W. Burroughs is a Partner of the Firm. Ian’s practice consists of three main areas, the first being his Corporate and Commercial Business Practi... (more)

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Angela C. Price-Stephens

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Health Care, Medical Malpractice, Estate, Professional Malpractice, Dental Malpractice
England and Wales (1994); BC (207); Alberta (2017); Ontario (2017)

Angela is a British and Canadian lawyer who, over the last 25 years, has built a reputation as a strong litigator in some of the most complex and chal... (more)

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Homa Yahyavi

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Immigration, Federal, Visa, Federal Appellate Practice, Prenuptial Agreements

Homa is the founder of YA Law Corporation. She is licensed to practice law in the USA, and the Province of British Columbia (BC), Canada. She practi... (more)

Robert S. Fleming Lawyer

Robert S. Fleming

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Business

Robbie was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1991. He began his career as a prosecutor in northern BC before starting his own practice in 1994.... (more)

Emmet J. Duncan Lawyer

Emmet J. Duncan

Criminal, Motor Vehicle, Felony, DUI-DWI

Emmet J. Duncan is a criminal lawyer in Vancouver who can assist with DUI, Driving Offenses, Traffic Tickets, and more. Emmet has extensive experience... (more)

Marcus M. Sixta Lawyer

Marcus M. Sixta

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Divorce & Family Law

I am a family law lawyer / divorce lawyer who strives to provide clients with exceptional service in the following areas: divorce, child custody, guar... (more)

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800-955-6920

Kevin  Heinrichs Lawyer

Kevin Heinrichs

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Divorce & Family Law

Kevin Heinrichs is a partner in Henderson Heinrichs. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University in 1988 with a major in Po... (more)

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800-942-9381

Wesley  Mussio Lawyer

Wesley Mussio

Personal Injury, Estate

Since becoming a lawyer in 1991, Wes Mussio has worked almost exclusively in the area of ICBC injury claims. He also handles a variety of other person... (more)

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800-953-6181

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Matthew Katsionis

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Divorce & Family Law

Matthew is a litigation lawyer with a primary focus on family law. He can also assist clients with various criminal and civil litigation issues. He st... (more)

Michael J Steven Lawyer

Michael J Steven

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Family Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Termination

Michael Steven is a senior trial lawyer who has practiced civil litigation since his call to the British Columbia Bar in 1978. Michael practices in th... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

HABEAS CORPUS

Latin for 'You have the body.' A prisoner files a petition for writ of habeas corpus in order to challenge the authority of the prison or jail warden to continu... (more...)
Latin for 'You have the body.' A prisoner files a petition for writ of habeas corpus in order to challenge the authority of the prison or jail warden to continue to hold him. If the judge orders a hearing after reading the writ, the prisoner gets to argue that his confinement is illegal. These writs are frequently filed by convicted prisoners who challenge their conviction on the grounds that the trial attorney failed to prepare the defense and was incompetent. Prisoners sentenced to death also file habeas petitions challenging the constitutionality of the state death penalty law. Habeas writs are different from and do not replace appeals, which are arguments for reversal of a conviction based on claims that the judge conducted the trial improperly. Often, convicted prisoners file both.

INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE

Testimony or other evidence that fails to meet state or federal court rules governing the types of evidence that can be presented to a judge or jury. The main r... (more...)
Testimony or other evidence that fails to meet state or federal court rules governing the types of evidence that can be presented to a judge or jury. The main reason why evidence is ruled inadmissible is because it falls into a category deemed so unreliable that a court should not consider it as part of a deciding a case --for example, hearsay evidence, or an expert's opinion that is not based on facts generally accepted in the field. Evidence will also be declared inadmissible if it suffers from some other defect--for example, as compared to its value, it will take too long to present or risks enflaming the jury, as might be the case with graphic pictures of a homicide victim. In addition, in criminal cases, evidence that is gathered using illegal methods is commonly ruled inadmissible. Because the rules of evidence are so complicated (and because contesting lawyers waste so much time arguing over them) there is a strong trend towards using mediation or arbitration to resolve civil disputes. In mediation and arbitration, virtually all evidence can be considered. See evidence, admissible evidence.

PROSECUTE

When a local District Attorney, state Attorney General or federal United States Attorney brings a criminal case against a defendant.

PLEA

The defendant's formal answer to criminal charges. Typically defendants enter one of the following pleas: guilty, not guilty or nolo contendere. A plea is usual... (more...)
The defendant's formal answer to criminal charges. Typically defendants enter one of the following pleas: guilty, not guilty or nolo contendere. A plea is usually entered when charges are formally brought (at arraignment).

BAILOR

Someone who delivers an item of personal property to another person for a specific purpose. For example, a person who leaves a broken VCR with a repairman in or... (more...)
Someone who delivers an item of personal property to another person for a specific purpose. For example, a person who leaves a broken VCR with a repairman in order to get it fixed would be a bailor.

GREEN CARD

The well-known term for an Alien Registration Receipt Card. This plastic photo identification card is given to individuals who are legal permanent residents of ... (more...)
The well-known term for an Alien Registration Receipt Card. This plastic photo identification card is given to individuals who are legal permanent residents of the United States. It serves as a U.S. entry document in place of a visa, enabling permanent residents to return to the United States after temporary absences. The key characteristic of a green card is that it allows the holder to live permanently in the United States. Unless you abandon your residence or violate certain criminal or immigration laws, your green card can never be taken away. Possession of a green card also allows you to work in the United States legally. Those who hold green cards for a certain length of time may eventually apply for U.S. citizenship. Green cards have an expiration date of ten years from issuance. This does not mean that your permanent resident status expires. You must simply apply for a new card.

SPECIFIC INTENT

An intent to produce the precise consequences of the crime, including the intent to do the physical act that causes the consequences. For example, the crime of ... (more...)
An intent to produce the precise consequences of the crime, including the intent to do the physical act that causes the consequences. For example, the crime of larceny is the taking of the personal property of another with the intent to permanently deprive the other person of the property. A person is not guilty of larceny just because he took someone else's property; it must be proven that he took it with the purpose of keeping it permanently.

INTENTIONAL TORT

A deliberate act that causes harm to another, for which the victim may sue the wrongdoer for damages. Acts of domestic violence, such as assault and battery, ar... (more...)
A deliberate act that causes harm to another, for which the victim may sue the wrongdoer for damages. Acts of domestic violence, such as assault and battery, are intentional torts (as well as crimes).

LEGISLATIVE IMMUNITY

A legal doctrine that prevents legislators from being sued for actions performed and decisions made in the course of serving in government. This doctrine does n... (more...)
A legal doctrine that prevents legislators from being sued for actions performed and decisions made in the course of serving in government. This doctrine does not protect legislators from criminal prosecution, nor does it relieve them from responsibility for actions outside the scope of their office, such as the nefarious activities of former Senator Bob Packwood.