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If you have been charged with a crime you need legal advice from an experienced lawyer. The lawyer you select to defend you can impact the rest of your life. I passionately defend the rights of my clients. If you are in trouble, I can help.

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To say Cory is on top of his game would not be doing justice to his ability..."

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SOME OF CORY'S SUCCESSFUL CASES
S.V. was charged with theft under $5,000 after being caught shoplifting several pairs of sunglasses. She was caught red-handed and gave a full confession when confronted. She was a mother of two children and her employment required a clean criminal background. 

Cory was able to have S.V. entered into the Alternative Measures Program on her first court appearance. After she successfully completed a small amount of community service, the charges were withdrawn.
THEFT OFFENCE
Charges Withdrawn
"Our family never thought we’d be in such a perilous situation. Cory Wilson was professional, sympathetic and kind to our family, guiding us through every step of the way. From instruction in dealing with the authorities, ensuring our case was heard by the Courts in a timely manner, negotiating with the Courts, and answering questions; Cory was there for us."
J.J.
Best Criminal lawyer in Calgary. Cory Wilson took great care of our son and made sure he didn’t get a criminal record. Cory was very approachable and always returned our endless emails and phone calls.
R.Y.
"To say Cory is on top of his game would not be doing justice to his ability to represent me and clear my name from the charges I faced. I met Cory when he was recommended to me by as someone who was more than capable of dealing with my issues. From the outset, I was impressed by his demeanor and honesty with regards to the jeopardy I faced."
M.M.
"I was wrongfully accused of a crime I didn’t commit.  I was referred to Mr. Cory Wilson as a defense lawyer &, thank God, am I ever glad he was my defense lawyer and by my side in my case.  He listened to all my evidence, protected my legal rights all the way to the end and always acted in my best interest.  He was always there when I needed him.  Most importantly, Mr. Wilson believed in my innocence and that is what mattered to me the most."
E.A.
"I made a stupid mistake one night and was charged with impaired driving. I blew way over the legal limit and thought I had no option but to plead guilty. My friend recommended Cory Wilson because he got him off a couple charges. After I met with Cory, he explained that just because I blew over the limit, didn’t mean they could prove the case against me. We went to trial and after Cory cross-examined the cop, the prosecutor pulled the case and I won. I needed my license for my job and because of Cory, I am still working."
A.B.
CORY WILSON 
CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER
Cory Wilson is a highly-regarded and sought after defence lawyer who has established himself as one of the premier criminal defence lawyers in Calgary. He has a diverse practice representing clients charged with criminal offences ranging from theft to murder as well as quasi-criminal and regulatory offenses. 

Cory has significant trial and appellate experience and has appeared at every level of court in Alberta. He has been counsel on many high-profile cases including homicides, kidnappings, significant drug seizures and the largest fraud in Canadian history. Cory has represented individuals from all walks of life including lawyers, police officers, professional athletes, corporate executives, teachers, mechanics and everything in between. Cory strongly believes in access to justice for every person charged with a criminal offence regardless of their economic background. 

Cory obtained his J.D. from the University of Calgary Law School where he focused on criminal and constitutional law. After graduation, he articled at Bennett Jones LLP, Canada’s leading corporate law firm. During his time at Bennett Jones, Cory focused on civil litigation and articled under one of Canada’s most prominent civil litigators.


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CRIMINAL DEFENCE SERVICES
When you have been charged with a criminal offence, your future is at stake. To protect your rights and freedom, you need an experienced criminal defence attorney who will treat your case with respect and dedication. You will receive both here.


For over 10 years, I been a passionate defender of clients charged with a variety of criminal offences. To avoid a conviction, you need an lawyer that is deeply knowledgeable about the subject matter at stake in criminal trials and has the courtroom experience to mount a formidable defence.

If you have been charged with one of the following offences, I can help.

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B.S. and his younger brother were accused of sexually assaulting their younger sister for approximately 5 years in the 1970’s. The allegations were made in 2015 after the complainant had been estranged from the family for decades. If convicted, B.S. was facing a lengthy jail sentence. B.S. and his brother unequivocally denied the charges and pled not guilty. Cory cross-examined the complainant on her ever-changing versions of events and provable fabrications. 

At the conclusion of cross-examination, the Crown Prosecutor asked the judge to dismiss all of the charges against B.S. and his brother.
SEXUAL OFFENCE
Charges Withdrawn
N.S. was charged with 13 offences including possession of illicit substances for the purposes of trafficking. He was also charged with two counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited, possession of a stolen firearm, careless storage of a firearm and proceeds of crime. At trial, Cory was able to prove that the officer who interviewed N.S. shortly after his arrest lied to him about his fingerprints being found on the gun case.


N.S. was found not guilty on all charges.

DRUG POSSESSION
Not Guilty
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I have over 10 years of experience, so you can feel confident you will receive quality legal counsel.

I put my clients first. Drawing on that belief, and my knowledge of criminal law, I find solutions that best meet my clients’ individual needs.

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Regardless of the legal matter, I work tirelessly to achieve exceptional outcomes for my clients.

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To guide you through this difficult time in your life, I provide sophisticated legal advice you can trust.

Impaired driving or DUI refers to criminal charges of operating a vehicle while impaired from alcohol or drugs, driving over 0.08 and refusing to provide a sample of breath. These charges have serious consequences including significant fines, skyrocketing insurance, incarceration and a criminal record that can impact future travel and employment. When you are charged with a DUI, you will immediately lose your driver’s license for 90 days.

IMPAIRED DRIVING/
DUI CHARGES

DRUG POSSESSION

There is a significant difference in sentencing for possession offences depending on the Schedule in which the substance is registered and the quantity seized. The quantity seized is generally minor to qualify for a possession offence. The greater the quantity, the greater the likelihood that the individual will be charged with drug trafficking rather than simple possession.

SEXUAL OFFENCES

Sexual offences are incredibly complex and encompass many different charges under the Criminal Code. They are some of the most difficult offences to defend and require a lawyer with significant experience to help you navigate the criminal justice system.

CRIMINAL DEFENCE

You’ve been arrested or charged with a crime. You’re scared, overwhelmed and uncertain. You want to stay out of jail and avoid other short-term and long-term consequences. Now what? Even if you haven’t been arrested and are only a suspect, consult a skilled criminal defence lawyer immediately. The right lawyer can make all the difference in mounting an effective defence strategy.

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FIREARMS CRIMES

Possessing a firearm in Canada is a heavily regulated activity, with the regulations primarily set out in the Criminal Code and Firearms Act. There are many firearms offences, most of which carry significant punishments if convicted including lengthy periods of incarceration.

Assault is the intentional application of force to another person without their consent. Domestic assault is no different than an assault generally, except it happens in the context of a relationship such as marriage or dating. Although not classified differently in the Criminal Code, domestic assault has different implications for bail conditions and sentencing.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

FRAUD

Fraud is a very broad criminal offence that ranges from altering a price tag to multi-million dollar Ponzi schemes. While the charge is very similar to theft, fraud requires deceit or falsehood. Depending on the monetary value of the fraud, an accused may be charged with fraud under $5,000 or fraud over $5,000. The elements of the two offences are the same, but the punishments are drastically different. A fraud conviction can result in sentences ranging from discharges to significant periods of incarceration.

Theft is defined generally as taking another’s property without lawful authority to do so. Depending on the monetary value of the theft, an accused may be charged with theft under $5,000 or theft over $5,000. The elements of the two offences are the same, but the punishments are drastically different. A theft conviction can result in sentences ranging from discharges to significant periods of incarceration.

THEFT

A.G. was accused of assaulting his wife, teenage son, and breaching both a recognizance and Protection Order. The allegations were made during an ongoing matrimonial and custody dispute between A.G. and his estranged wife.


A.G. was set to have three trials over the course of two weeks. Cory Wilson was able to have each charge withdrawn and A.G. did not face trial for any of the alleged offences.

ASSAULT OFFENCE
Charges Withdrawn
M.M. was accused by his pregnant fiancée of assaulting her three times in one evening, once in front of her young child. The complainant and M.M. had a very tumultuous relationship with significant issues of infidelity. On the evening of the incident, the complainant alleged that after a verbal argument, M.M. chased her outside and threw her to the ground. After the complainant returned to the house, M.M.  physically restrained her, pushed her, twisted her arm behind her back, punched her, chocked her, threw her to the ground and pinned her down. 


At trial, Cory extensively cross-examined the complainant on the multiple inconsistent statements she gave to police. 

The trial judge found M.M. not guilty. This was the best possible outcome for the client.

ASSAULT OFFENCE
Charges Withdrawn
C.C. was charged with aggravated assault after a child in her day home suffered a serious head injury. C.C. was detained and interviewed by police for over 8 hours. During this time, she asserted her right to silence on 24 occasions. The interviewing police officer used the Reid Technique which was designed to extract confessions. At the end of the interview, C.C. confessed to throwing the child to the ground, causing him significant injury. 

Cory provided the trial judge with extensive written submissions detailing the significant issues with the officer’s use of the Reid Technique.

The judge, in a blistering decision, denounced the use of the Reid Technique in the strongest terms and found that C.C. did not confess on her own free will. 
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
Charges Withdrawn
R.A. was charged with impaired driving and driving over 0.08 after police observed his vehicle swerving between two lanes, hitting the curb multiple times, speeding up and slowing down for no apparent reason and running a red light. He was pulled over and police noted an overwhelming smell of alcohol coming from his mouth, he admitted to consuming beer, had red eyes and slurred his speech. After failing a roadside screening device, he was arrested and brought to the RCMP detachment.

After reviewing the disclosure, it was clear to Cory that the officer breached R.A.’s right to counsel. Cory immediately contacted the Crown who agreed with Cory’s position and withdrew the charges three weeks after R.A. was arrested.

Having charges withdrawn weeks after being charged is the best possible outcome any accused person could hope for.
IMPAIRED DRIVING
Charges Withdrawn
Police received a 9-1-1 call of a possible impaired driver. The offending vehicle being driven by A.B. was located by police and observed to straddle the centre dividing line for several blocks before failing to signal prior to turning. Shortly after police pulled A.B. over, she was arrested for impaired driving and subsequently blew over the legal limit.

At trial, Cory cross-examined the arresting officer on her grounds to arrest. The officer testified to a significant number of indicia that would support A.B.’s arrest. During cross-examination, Cory played the in-car video that the officer clearly didn’t know existed. After a lengthy cross-examination, the officer conceded she was mistaken about most of the indicia that she had previously testified as being present.

Cory argued that the officer breached A.B.’s right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. The trial judge agreed with Cory and excluded the breath certificate. A.B. was found not guilty of all charges.
IMPAIRED DRIVING
Charges Withdrawn
Police were called to the scene of a minor car accident that occurred inside a parking lot. Upon arrival at the scene, police walked directly to J.B. who was standing on the sidewalk adjacent to the parking lot. Police questioned J.B. as to his level of sobriety and where he had been earlier in the day. At the conclusion of the brief conversation, J.B. was read a roadside breath demand. J.B. failed and was arrested for impaired driving.

At trial, Cory cross-examined the officer as to his grounds to demand a roadside sample of breath. During cross-examination, the officer conceded he did not inquire if J.B. was the driver of the vehicle or when the driving occurred, both of which are conditions required to form the necessary grounds.

After Cory’s cross-examination, the trial judge said that there was no need for either lawyer to make an argument as it was clear the officer did not have grounds to arrest. A.B. was found not guilty.

A verdict of not guilty was the best possible outcome.
IMPAIRED DRIVING
Charges Withdrawn
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CRIMINAL DEFENCE

You’ve been arrested or charged with a crime. You’re scared, overwhelmed and uncertain. You want to stay out of jail and avoid other short-term and long-term consequences. Now what? Even if you haven’t been arrested and are only a suspect, consult a skilled criminal defence lawyer immediately. The right lawyer can make all the difference in mounting an effective defence strategy.

SEXUAL OFFENCES

Sexual offences are incredibly complex and encompass many different charges under the Criminal Code. They are some of the most difficult offences to defend and require a lawyer with significant experience to help you navigate the criminal justice system.

DRUG POSSESSION

There is a significant difference in sentencing for possession offences depending on the Schedule in which the substance is registered and the quantity seized. The quantity seized is generally minor to qualify for a possession offence. The greater the quantity, the greater the likelihood that the individual will be charged with drug trafficking rather than simple possession.

IMPAIRED DRIVING/
DUI CHARGES

Impaired driving or DUI refers to criminal charges of operating a vehicle while impaired from alcohol or drugs, driving over 0.08 and refusing to provide a sample of breath. These charges have serious consequences including significant fines, skyrocketing insurance, incarceration and a criminal record that can impact future travel and employment. When you are charged with a DUI, you will immediately lose your driver’s license for 90 days.

FIREARMS CRIMES

Possessing a firearm in Canada is a heavily regulated activity, with the regulations primarily set out in the Criminal Code and Firearms Act. There are many firearms offences, most of which carry significant punishments if convicted including lengthy periods of incarceration.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

Assault is the intentional application of force to another person without their consent. Domestic assault is no different than an assault generally, except it happens in the context of a relationship such as marriage or dating. Although not classified differently in the Criminal Code, domestic assault has different implications for bail conditions and sentencing.

FRAUD

Fraud is a very broad criminal offence that ranges from altering a price tag to multi-million dollar Ponzi schemes. While the charge is very similar to theft, fraud requires deceit or falsehood. Depending on the monetary value of the fraud, an accused may be charged with fraud under $5,000 or fraud over $5,000. The elements of the two offences are the same, but the punishments are drastically different. A fraud conviction can result in sentences ranging from discharges to significant periods of incarceration.

THEFT

Theft is defined generally as taking another’s property without lawful authority to do so. Depending on the monetary value of the theft, an accused may be charged with theft under $5,000 or theft over $5,000. The elements of the two offences are the same, but the punishments are drastically different. A theft conviction can result in sentences ranging from discharges to significant periods of incarceration.

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Best Criminal lawyer in Calgary. Cory Wilson took great care of our son and made sure he didn’t get a criminal record. Cory was very approachable and always returned our endless emails and phone calls.
R.Y.