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Wasyliw Wiebe - Winnipeg Criminal Defence Lawyers

We leave no stone uncovered in defence of your rights and freedoms. If you’re charged with a criminal offence, trust Wasyliw Wiebe criminal law firm to aggressively defend your rights. With over 50 years of combined criminal law experience, we’ll ensure you get the best possible outcome.
How we achieve success:
  • Guidance – we will take the time to explain what you need to know, and will listen to learn what is important to you.
  • Experience – We have appeared in all levels of court, and have acted in matters from traffic tickets to murder trials.
  • Commitment – we are committed to exploring every possible option to get the best results for our clients.
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Winning and Compassionate Criminal Law Firm

Our team at Wasyliw Wiebe are respected and highly experienced criminal lawyers who care about protecting and defending the rights and freedoms of our clients. Our team has appeared in all courts ranging from local courts to the Supreme Court of Canada.
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Gerri Wiebe - Partner
For nearly 20 years as a practicing lawyer, Gerri has successfully represented clients accused of all crimes ranging from impaired driving to first-degree murder.
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Mark Wasyliw - Partner
Mark has been a practising lawyer for over twenty years,during which he has represented clients accused of offences including impaired driving ("DUI"), drug charges, aggravated assault, and homicide.
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Our Law Firm’s Practice Areas

We represent clients who have been accused of a wide range of criminal offences. Some of the most common criminal offences that we offer representation are listed below:

Impaired Driving / DUI

The punishment for a DUI conviction depends upon many factors, such as if you have other DUI convictions, how high your BAC% was, and whether an accident occurred. As a result, hiring a criminal defence lawyer is essential if you or a loved one is arrested for DUI. We will represent you whether it is your first DUI charge, you’ve had multiple DUIs, or if your DUI allegedly caused an accident.

Driving Over 80

It is a criminal offence to drive with a blood alcohol content of more than .08, even if you are not feeling any effects of intoxication. If you are arrested for Driving Over .08, your vehicle will automatically be impounded, and your licence will be suspended. If convicted you will be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle in Canada for a year, and you will be required to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle that you operate for a further year. We will fight to defend you against this charge and the devastating consequences that this type of conviction brings.


The Criminal Code contains different types of assault charges including simple assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault, assault causing bodily harm, and assault with a weapon.

Regardless of what charges a person faces, the consequences of a conviction can have a devastating impact on the life of that person.

Domestic Assault

Domestic assault is any abuse that happens between people in an intimate relationship, which includes (opposite or same-sex) current or former spouses, common-law partners and dating partners, and relationships between parents (or legal guardians) and children.

Domestic assault is not a separate and distinct criminal charge, and therefore a person accused of a domestic assault will be charged with one of the forms of assault. It is important to note, however, that when abuse occurs within an intimate relationship, it is considered an aggravating factor in sentencing.

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault is an assault of a sexual nature that violates the sexual integrity of the victim. The act of sexual assault does not depend solely on contact with any specific part of the body, but rather the act of a sexual nature that violates the sexual integrity of the victim. he motive of the person accused of sexual assault does not have to be sexual gratification or pleasure.

The number of prosecutions for sexual ofences has increased dramatically over the last few years. Our team has extensive experience in defending these complicated cases without judgement or reservation.

Drug Offences

Drug-related offences are quite broad, as a drug offence includes everything from possessing a few grams of marijuana to trafficking in kilos of heroin. Whether you are charged with a first-time drug possession charge or you’ve been arrested for drug trafficking, we will defend you and ensure that all of your legal rights are upheld.

Why Choose Wasyliw Wiebe?

Below are three major reasons why we might be the right criminal law firm for you or a loved one.
We Are Experienced Criminal Defence Lawyers
At times, knowing the Crown Attorneys and Judges, and having them know you can be even more important than decades of experience. At Wasyliw Wiebe you’ll receive the best of both worlds: decades of local courtroom experience, and a strong reputation with court and court officials in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We can help you navigate all aspects of the justice system from bail hearings, court appearances, and motions.
We Have a Proven Track Record of Success With Criminal Charges
We have successfully represented clients that have been charged with crimes ranging from theft to murder. Additionally, we have appeared at Court levels ranging from the local Provincial Court to the Manitoba Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
We Offer a Free Case Evaluation and No Upfront Fees
Wasyliw Wiebe offers all potential clients a FREE initial consultation. During this first consultation, you will talk to an experienced criminal defence lawyer who will answer your questions and offer insights like explaining potential consequences. Additionally, you will be told what might occur if you agree to a plea deal or if taking the case to trial is the best option.
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Secure the Right Criminal Defence in Winnipeg

Being arrested and charged with a crime is one of the most stressful experiences you will likely encounter. You need the right legal representation from a team that understands what is at stake, offers extensive experience, and is willing to do the work required to provide you with the best outcome for your case.

Some questions you may have are:

  • Do I need a lawyer?
  • When should I contact a lawyer?
  • Should I accept a plea deal?
  • What rights do I have?
The answer to the first question is yes, you should enlist the help of a criminal defence lawyer right away. The following questions will help you understand why securing the RIGHT criminal defence attorney is essential.
What should I do if I'm charged with a criminal offence?
Admitting something or simply misspeaking to a police officer can have serious consequences. Therefore, to ensure that this doesn’t occur, retain an experienced criminal defence law firm immediately.
The police have asked me to contact them. What should I do?
As previously noted, misspeaking or admitting anything can result in serious, negative repercussions. To prevent this from occurring, hire a lawyer and have your lawyer contact the police on your behalf.
How do I avoid a criminal record?
Hiring a lawyer is the best way to avoid a criminal record. A lawyer may be able to negotiate an outcome that does not result in a criminal record. Alternatively, a lawyer can take your case to trial. A "not guilty" verdict will result in you not having a record.
  • Trial- If they feel it is in your best interests, an attorney can take your case to trial. An innocent verdict will result in you not having a record.
  • Plea deal- Through a plea deal, a lawyer can also arrange that a conviction will not appear on your record.
Do I still need a criminal defence lawyer if I enter a guilty plea?
Yes, it's still highly recommended that you seek legal representation. First of all, depending upon the facts of your case, you may not even need to plead guilty. A guilty plea can still have serious long term consequences, so it's best to speak to an experienced lawyer first before pleading guilty so you can make informed decisions. Additionally, if you plead guilty, a lawyer can get you a better outcome than if you were to try to negotiate with the prosecutor on your own.

We Are Among the Most Trusted Criminal Defence Lawyers in Winnipeg, Manitoba

The criminal lawyers at Wasyliw Wiebe are respected lawyers in the Winnipeg justice community. Our clients trust us because of our commitment to their cases, our countless hours of courtroom experience, and our over 50 years of criminal law experience.
Legal and courtroom experience, combined with a respected reputation with court officials allows us to get the best possible outcomes for our clients and their respective cases. With a team of lawyers on your side, you can trust us to leave no stone unturned in defence of your rights and freedoms.

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Our Unique 4-Step Free Consultation Process

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We’ll collect information concerning your case, which will allow us to predict the potential outcome better.
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We'll carefully review all the court documents that you give us.
Review of What Happened
We will review the circumstances that led up to your criminal charges.
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Any questions you might have concerning your case and how we can serve you will be discussed. Additionally, to the best of our ability, we'll give you an estimate of how much it will cost you to hire our firm.
We offer both virtual (Skype, Facetime) and in-office meetings, based on your preference. You can expect the following during this consultation. Please watch the video below for further information on what will happen during the free consultation.

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