For the past 16 years Katherin Beyak has been a fierce advocate for those charged with criminal offences, appearing at all levels of Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada and throughout the Prairie Provinces.
Katherin has developed a reputation as an extremely effective trial lawyer and approaches each of her clients with a must win mentality. She relies on a keen understanding of the law and her second to none preparation to ensure her clients receive the best defence.
Katherin Beyak has spent her entire career as a criminal defence lawyer, meaning she has extensive trial experience in a wide range of offences. She has successfully represented individuals charged with the most serious of offences, including: murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, counselling suicide, criminal harassment, drug trafficking, possession of weapons, impaired driving causing death, and more.
Unreasonable Search and Seizure
Katherin has a special interest in defending her clients’ privacy rights. Defending people facing serious drugs and weapons offences, she has developed an unparalleled understanding of how to dismantle search warrants, wire taps, and surveillance protocols. By knowing the ins and outs of the detailed restrictions surrounding these police tactics, Katherin works to make sure every defence is pursued to its fullest potential, often leading to the exclusion of evidence.
Sexual Assaults and the Presumption of Innocence
Katherin understands that being charged with a sexual assault in today’s society can lead to catastrophe. With social movements pressuring people to support the complainants and demanding punishment even in the face of the presumption of innocence, Katherin fiercely defends those clients who are facing a lifetime of prejudice. Clearing the hurdles put in place to limit cross examination and disclosure related to sexual offences, Katherin works tirelessly to ensure her client is not presumed guilty.
As a respected member of the criminal defence bar, Katherin has been sought after to create educational material and to present at seminars for members of the bench, her colleagues at the criminal bar, the police, and university students. She has been asked to present on topics relating to search and seizure law, dangerous offender applications, impaired driving investigations, and women in the justice system.
Honest and Direct Advice
Having defended hundreds of individuals, Katherin understands that her clients need an honest, straightforward plan on how to move forward.
With this in mind, Katherin ensures her clients are kept up to speed throughout their defence. From up front, flat rate fees to a comprehensive breakdown of each defence, Katherin takes all steps necessary to make sure her clients know exactly what is coming every step of the way.
YYC Criminal Defence
Unit 100, 224-11th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0C3