What happens at the initial free consultation?

First, we listen: 

During the consultation, our attorneys grasp the specifics of your situation, explore potential defenses for your criminal charge, and understand your objectives. This moment is your chance to share your narrative with a seasoned attorney.

Next, we advise:

Upon absorbing the details, our attorneys pinpoint the pertinent legal matters related to your situation, elucidate the court proceedings, and offer advice on the optimal approach to your case.

Lastly, defend & protect:

In conclusion, our legal team presents a candid assessment of your prospective outcomes and the strategies they’ll employ to secure the best result for you. We will also discuss the expected fees with you.

What happens at the first meeting?

The first meeting will be confidential and can be done in person, by phone, or via video conferencing. To prepare for the first meeting gather all relevant papers and any documents which may be evidence in your case. Bring or send any documents that you were issued by the police officer or any documents you received in the mail. If you know of witnesses, make a list of their names and contact information.

Typically on the first court appearance our law office appears for you in court so you do not need to attend if you have retained Vayeghan Litigation unless instructed by us otherwise.  Vayeghan Litigation informs the court that you have retained their Vancouver Law Office to represent you. They collect a copy of the case disclosure and apply to adjourn your case for several weeks so that they may study the police reports and determine your best defense.

Will You Defend Me?

YES. Mr. Vayeghan strongly believes in the constitutional principle that all individuals, regardless of the type of criminal allegations that they are facing, are entitled to have their rights protected by a criminal defence lawyer. Indeed, this is at the hallmark of a healthy and properly functioning democracy. This is what distinguishes Canada from many tyrannical nations around the world where a mere criminal allegation by state authorities, even in the face of weak police evidence, can lead to public shaming, conviction, imprisonment, and worse. 

For these reasons, Mr. Vayeghan is prepared to defend you regardless of the type of criminal charge you are facing. Mr. Vayeghan has extensive experience handling a variety of criminal charges such as fraud offences, assault, uttering a threat, kidnapping, unlawful confinement, break and entering, gun charges, drug charges (possession or trafficking), sexual assault offences, theft, and obstruction of justice. 

Why don’t I just plead guilty?

Criminal law defenses can be intricate. Even if you believe you’ve erred, there might be a technical defense. A robust defense can challenge the prosecution’s ability to prove allegations conclusively. Some contemplate pleading guilty without realizing potential defenses or the gravity of consequences. A conviction can significantly impact your finances, reputation, travel rights, and future prospects.

At Vayeghan Litigation, rated #1 out of 10 Top Vancouver Criminal Defence Law Firm’s on TrustAnalytica.ca,, our expertise lies in leveraging every possible legal defense to challenge criminal charges. Always consult a qualified criminal lawyer before making any plea to ensure you’re well-informed and protected. 

We truly live by the motto “trials are there to be won”. 

Police Investigations

YES. Mr. Vayeghan has a long track record of assisting numerous individuals and corporate entities who are under active police investigation. 

On some occasions, early legal representation can help resolve potential misunderstandings between yourself and the police that will prevent a criminal charge from being laid. This in turn can save you from a long court battle and high legal fees down the road. That is why it is critical to contact Mr. Vayeghan right away if you are under police investigation. 

As soon as you retain Mr. Vayeghan, he will make contact with the appropriate police agencies to ensure that your rights are protected to the fullest extent of the law. 

If you have been asked to an interview with a police officer, there is a chance that the police are attempting to build a criminal case against you. 

With the sole exception of providing your name and date of birth to a police officer upon arrest, you are not required by law to say anything to the police. You have the absolute right to remain silent. 

Mr. Vayeghan strongly recommends that you contact our Firm immediately if you have been asked for a police interview.

Under Arrest

NO. You have the constitutional right to remain silent. With the sole exception of providing your name and date of birth to a police officer upon arrest, you are not required to say anything at all to the police. The decision to talk to the police is entirely your choice. However, you should know that anything you say to the police can and will be used against you in a court of law. 

Furthermore, upon arrest, you have the constitutional right to be informed of the reason for your arrest and you are entitled to contact a lawyer to seek advice without delay. Mr. Vayeghan advises all of his arrested clients to remain silent upon arrest.

If you have been arrested or believe you are about to be arrested, please immediately contact Vayeghan Litigation to seek legal advice. 

Bail is a critical moment in the criminal justice process for anyone who is accused of a crime. If you are arrested and have been taken into custody, you must be brought before a justice so that it can be decided whether you should be released into the community on bail. In some cases, the Crown Prosecutor will oppose your release on bail. This means that the Crown wishes to keep you in jail until your trial, which often is many months away.

Denial of bail can have a devastating psychological and practical impact on the life of a client. Pre-trial custody can result in loss of employment or other negative side effects on one’s daily life. That is why it is extremely important for you to hire a lawyer with experience in handling complex bail hearings.

Mr. Vayeghan is a former Crown Prosecutor who handled numerous complex bail hearings during his former career as a Crown Counsel for the Province of British Columbia. Mr. Vayeghan will put this invaluable bail experience to good use on your behalf in order to give you the best shot at getting released on bail.

YES. Vayeghan Litigation’s phone line operates on a 24/7 basis. If you are arrested, you can contact our firm at all hours. As soon as Mr. Vayeghan is notified of your arrest, he will start working to secure your release from custody.  Mr. Vayeghan understands that being in custody is incredibly difficult and stressful. That is why he utilizes every possible legal avenue to afford you the best chance of getting released into the community on bail.

Court Attendance

NO. Upon retaining Mr. Mo Vayeghan as your criminal defence lawyer, Mr. Vayeghan will make ALL court appearances on your behalf to ensure you do not miss work. You will not need to attend court unless Mr. Vayeghan expressly informs you that your personal attendance is required.

Victims of Crime

NO. Vayeghan Litigation only acts for individuals who are charged with criminal offences or are under police investigation. The Firm does not act for individuals who believe that they have been a victim of crime. If you believe that a criminal offence was committed against you, please contact the police. 

NO. Vayeghan Litigation only acts for individuals who are charged with criminal offences or are under police investigation. The Firm does not act for individuals who believe that they have been a victim of fraud. If you believe that you have been targeted by fraud, please contact the police. 

Civil Lawsuits

NO. Vayeghan Litigation does not handle civil, real estate, business and/or family-related lawsuits.  The Firm primarily acts for individuals who are charged with criminal offences by the police or are under police investigations. If you are involved in a real estate, business, or family dispute, you will need to contact a law firm that specializes in such fields. Vayeghan Litigation handles criminal files as well as asylum seekers fleeing persecution and war crimes. 

Refugee Claims

YES. Vayeghan Litigation has a long and successful track record of assisting numerous individuals from various parts of the world seeking refugee protection in Canada. Please contact our law firm for an initial consultation. 

YES.  Vayeghan Litigation has a long and successful track record of assisting numerous individuals from various parts of the world fleeing armed conflict. If you wish to seek refugee protection in Canada, please contact our law firm for an initial consultation. 


  • Your first consultation is free. Please call us at 778-907-1263 we are available 24/7. 
  • The cost of defense or appeal at Vayeghan Litigation is determined by various factors, including case complexity and legal objectives. During our initial consultation, once we grasp the intricacies of your case, we provide a comprehensive fee quote. Typically, a fixed fee offers the most transparent billing structure for criminal matters. Clients receive a written fee confirmation, ensuring transparency and no unexpected costs.
  • Our team at Vayeghan Litigation is committed to delivering top-tier service with a keen awareness of clients’ budgetary constraints. Initial phone or in-office consultations are complimentary, encouraging potential clients to reach out with ease. 
  • Payment methods accepted include: Cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Interac, Bank Transfer, and e-Transfer.

Choosing a Lawyer

A skilled defence lawyer can certainly have a huge impact on a criminal case. For people who have never been subject to charges, finding the right lawyer can be a very daunting experience. When choosing a lawyer, there are a number of inquiries to make and questions to ask.

  1. Define Your Needs: Before beginning your search, identify the specific legal issue you’re facing. Different attorneys specialize in different areas of law, such as criminal defense, family law, personal injury, or corporate law. Vayeghan Litigation provides legal services in the areas of criminal and immigration law.
  2. Check Credentials: Do a google search for the best criminal defence lawyers in Vancouver. Vayeghan Litigation prides itself with over +170 five star google reviews and is rated #1 out of top 35 criminal defence lawyers in Vancouver, BC Canada. 
  3. Review Fees: Understand the attorney’s billing method. Whether they charge a fixed fee or an hourly rate, ensure all financial expectations are clear. At Vayeghan Litigation, we provide transparency in our billing structure and the expected fees upfront, with no hidden costs. You will know how much you need to pay at every step of the process.
  4. Finalize the Agreement: Once you’ve chosen an attorney, finalize all terms in a written agreement or retainer. Ensure both parties sign the document to avoid any misunderstandings later. Vayeghan Litigation will provide you with a written Retainer Agreement to review prior to initiating our services.

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