Philip A. Riddell, QC
Discrete, Timely and Effective Representation.
Early Action Is Important
If you have been charged or might be charged with a criminal offence, you need
to launch an immediate, strong and decisive defence. An experienced, effective
and trusted criminal defence counsel is your first step.
Philip Riddell has been dealing with criminal charges and the associated
administrative issues for over 30 years. Phil has represented clients throughout
If you are being investigated for a criminal charge, you need to achieve
the best possible results with discreet, timely representation.
Phil has represented people charged with criminal offences including murder, manslaughter, dangerous
driving causing death, criminal negligence causing death, impaired driving
causing death, driving offences causing bodily harm, extortion, sexual
offences, a variety of driving offences, production of controlled drugs,
trafficking of drugs, possession of drugs, firearms offences, fraud, theft,
a variety of assault charges of both the domestic and non-domestic nature, possession / production and distribution of child pornography,
regulatory offences under the Motor Vehicle Act, Bankruptcy Insolvency
Act, and Immigration and Protection of Refugee Act.
He knows that for a client, the offence the client is charged with is serious. For this
reason all the matters he deals with are treated as serious matters.
It is important that if you are subject to an investigation that you speak
to a lawyer who is experienced in the area of dealing with the unintended
or unexpected consequences.
The mere fact of an investigation can have an adverse effect. There can
be unintended adverse consequences from not only a conviction, but from
even an investigation or a charge. These consequences may surface years
later and involve such agencies or organizations such as the Ministry of
Children and Families, professional organizations like the Law Society,
medical associations, engineering society, accounting society, security
and financial trading, border crossing, international travel or any position
requiring a criminal records check.