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Information & Advice from Our Winnipeg Criminal Lawyers

Since 1991, Saheel Zaman Law Corporation has provided Winnipeg with criminal law services for adult and youth offences. Whether you are charged with distracted driving or break-and-enter, knowledge of your rights and facts about the law can guide you to engaging effective legal counsel when you need it most.

Our criminal defence lawyers believe sharing up-to-date information about the legal process is an important component of our services. Check for our new blog posts for facts and advice about issues of criminal law and defence. If you need immediate legal help, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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    When Can The Police Stop Me and Question Me?

    It's no secret that people are becoming wary of their interactions with the police because of things that have happened in the news. The best way to remain confident when coming in contact with officers is to educate yourself about when they are legally able to stop you and question you.

    If you believe your rights have been infringed, the best thing you can do is contact our lawyers in Winnipeg.  Lawyers who provide legal services can determine if the police questioning you was legal or illegal. Here are the answers you've been looking for when it comes to when the police can question me?

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  • 11/03/2021
    Sexual Assault Lawyer Winnipeg: Facts You Need to Know If You Have Been Charged With Sexual Assault

    Sexual assault charges may get issued without you even knowing that you did something wrong or illegal. While every case is different, each is taken very seriously by a court of law.


    Have you been charged with sexual assault and found yourself searching the web for keywords "sexual assault lawyer in Winnipeg?" The next few steps you take are very important- and these are the facts you need to know before going any further. 

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    What is Drug Trafficking under Canadian Law?

    In 2016, more than three thousand people attempted to cross the Canadian border and some of them were drug traffickers. It makes you wonder what drug-trafficking under the Canadian law means. And its consequences for those that were caught breaking the law.


    We are going to provide you with an in-depth guide that helps you to better understand drug trafficking laws. And help determine when the best time to hire a drug lawyer in Winnipeg is to fight these charges. Continue reading now for everything that you need to know.

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  • 05/10/2020
    Your Rights When Stopped by the Police (in Canada)

    Have you been stopped by the police in Winnipeg recently, and you are wondering what your rights are after you have been stopped? There is no need to continue looking for the answers because we are going to provide you with a brief guide about your rights.


    After you have finished reading this guide, the next thing you need to do is hire a criminal lawyer in Winnipeg. They will have the expertise that you need on your side when it comes time to go to court if necessary. Read on for everything that you need to know.

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  • 22/09/2020
    How a Good Drug Lawyer can Protect Your Rights

    If you are under investigation or have been charged with a drug offence, an experienced criminal lawyer can protect your rights. Drug-related offences can have extremely serious consequences. Simply being accused can destroy your reputation. If you are convicted of a drug offence such as drug possession, possession for the purposes of trafficking, trafficking, conspiracy, importation or production of illegal drugs, you may end up in prison, on probation, or subject to substantial fines. You will likely get a criminal record, which may permanently limit your employment opportunities and where you can travel. Even if you have been caught in the act or feel your case is hopeless, your first step should be finding a good drug lawyer. Winnipeg criminal lawyers at Saheel Zaman Law Corporation have previously discussed how to find the right defence lawyer if you are facing drug charges. In today’s post, our Winnipeg criminal lawyers will discuss how a good drug lawyer can protect your rights.  

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    How a Criminal Lawyer Can Protect You in a Police Interview

    When dealing with the police, it is important to know your rights. The Winnipeg criminal lawyers at Saheel Zaman Law Corporation get many calls a month from people who have been asked to go to the station to be interviewed by the police in relation as a suspect in a case to a criminal investigation. We also get calls from people who have already gone in for a police interview and are concerned about what occurred and what they said to the police. If the police contact you to come in for a police interview (or if the police ask you to give a statement over the phone), your response should be: "I want to speak with a lawyer first." In this article, our Winnipeg criminal lawyers will discuss how getting advice from a lawyer in advance can protect you in a police interview.


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    Tips on How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with a Lawyer

    Winnipeg lawyers at Saheel Zaman Law Corporation help clients navigate the criminal justice system, which can be extremely overwhelming for a person facing criminal charges to try to handle alone. For some people, the first steps of reaching out to contact a lawyer and meeting with the lawyer for the first time also seem daunting. Here are tips from our team of Winnipeg lawyers on how to prepare for your first consultation with a lawyer, which should help to take some of the stress out of the experience and ensure that you get the most benefit from your time with the lawyer.


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    Drug Charges? Seven Tips for Finding the Right Criminal Lawyer

    Winnipeg criminal lawyers at Saheel Zaman Law Corporation regularly defend people charged under Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (“CDSA”). Drug laws are complex and drug charges are often intertwined with sections of the Criminal Code, such as the provisions dealing with proceeds of crime and search warrants, for example. The stakes are extremely high for those who have been charged with a drug offence such as possession of an illegal drug or trafficking in a scheduled substance.

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  • 07/02/2018
    Impaired Driving is No Joke

    There are many reasons why people drink while impaired, or more specifically, with a blood alcohol content (BAC) that exceeds 0.08, which is the legal limit prescribed by the Criminal Code of Canada. Many simply don’t realize that their BAC is over the limit, because they are not educated about how little alcohol it takes to become impaired and how long it takes to sober up. Others feel inconvenienced or unwilling to spend money on a taxi to get home from a party, and believe that they are still in control despite being over the legal limit. Still others are dependent on alcohol, and are used to going about life’s activities in an impaired state. Underlying all of these “reasons” is the fact that drinking alcohol affects one’s decision-making process.

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  • 20/07/2017
    Different Conditions Under Which Your Driver’s Licence Can Be Suspended in Manitoba

    Driving a vehicle is considered a privilege and there are many reasons why a driver’s licence can be taken away. Your licence can be suspended if you are guilty of certain negligent or criminal actions, including those defined by the laws of Manitoba. Possible reasons for a driver’s licence suspension include certain Criminal Code of Canada offences, using your licence illegally, impaired driving, and driving while your licence is suspended.

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  • 09/06/2016
    How to get assistance in having an assault charge dropped

    If you’ve been charged with domestic assault you must proceed cautiously. Lawyers in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba will all you tell you the same thing: domestic violence is a zero-tolerance crime that is not taken lightly by the criminal justice system.

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  • 09/06/2016
    How lawyers can help you when you’re charged with theft or robbery
    When you’ve been legally accused of theft or robbery, you may mistakenly assume it’s no big deal, especially if the infraction was relatively small. However, a criminal record is a lifelong liability that can impact your career prospects, your capacity to travel internationally, and your reputation in the community.
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