Your criminal charge does not define you.

At Bitzer Criminal Law you will be treated with dignity and respect as I work toward your best resolution.

Areas Of Practice

Your Rights Are My Expertise

No matter the charge or when and where you are arrested, I can help you. I understand how the police, prosecutors and courts operate and I will guide and defend you through the process. I defend all charges under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Traffic Safety Act and other regulatory statutes. My Calgary office serves clients throughout Alberta at the Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Specialty Cases

I offer specialized experience in sexual assaults, drug trafficking, large scale fraud, impaired driving and Safe Roads Alberta reviews and appeals, as well as dangerous and long-term offender applications and trial and sentencing appeals. My expertise extends to complex cases involving warrants for wire taps, as well as search and seizure warrants related to dwellings, vehicles, and computers.

About Stephen J. Bitzer

You deserve the best possible defense.

Everyday, people make mistakes or end up in situations where they are charged with a criminal offense; even those with no history of wrongdoing. Without proper legal assistance, the justice system can be insensitive and ruthless. I will ensure you are treated with fairness and respect.

Experience

As an expert trial lawyer with decades of criminal law experience, your defense will benefit from my intricate knowledge of the law, a sharp, analytical mind, and strategic negotiation skills. I have a high success rate with bail hearings, early resolutions, acquittals at trial and sentencing.

Trust

Trust and honesty are the cornerstones of my practice. You can expect direct and honest advice as I determine the appropriate steps forward, always with your best interests in mind. I have strong long-term relationships with prosecutors and law enforcement so I can easily speak with these parties to resolve your matter as quickly and smoothly as possible.

How It works

Every legal journey is different, and criminal law is even more complex. First, I will meet with you to review the charge. We will discuss the nature of the problem, the options available, the possible and likely outcomes, and how to build a strategy that will be successful for you. I collaborate closely with the other excellent lawyers featured on our Firm page, who specialize in similar areas of law, so you will always receive optimal attention and support.

Privacy

As your lawyer, I am legally bound to uphold and protect the privacy of the solicitor-client relationship. I promise to always honor my obligation to you as your legal representative.

Fees & Disbursements

If you hire me as your lawyer, I will draft a retainer agreement that takes into account your financial circumstances and which reflects the time and complexity involved in successfully resolving your case. I usually work on a flat fee basis which caps our agreement for fees and disbursements. Senior lawyers do not typically accept legal aid certificates; however, I consider each matter on a case-by-case basis.

First Steps

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Court Procedures

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Trial/Plea

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Privacy

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Contact Us

Office: 403.252.0189
Mobile: 403.471.9699
stephen@bitzercriminallaw.ca
160 Quarry Park Blvd SE #300, Calgary, AB T2C 3G3

Our office is situated on Treaty 7 and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3 Lands.

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

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