Craig Hooker Shiskin Criminal Defence is primarily focused on criminal defence and criminal appeals.

Our practice covers criminal charges and trials in the areas of drug law, weapons offenses, and serious violent offenses, including assault, aggravated assault, and homicide cases.

We also defend clients charged with a broad range of other criminal offences, including theft and property-related offences, firearms offences, and driving offences, such as dangerous and impaired driving.

As part of these proceedings, a particular area of focus is on advancing complex constitutional issues, to assert rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This includes applications to exclude evidence or have charges dismissed on the basis of violations of constitutional rights, such as rights to be free from unreasonable search and seizure.

Our appellate practice includes criminal conviction and sentencing appeals of both summary and indictable matters.  Our lawyers have represented clients appealing from relatively minor summary offences which have incurred a disproportionate effect on our clients.

We have also represented clients in the appeal of murder and other serious violent assault offences, drug trafficking, home invasions, and weapons convictions.

We further represent clients bringing their appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as assisting clients in the earlier stages of applying for leave of appeal to the Supreme Court.


– Drug Possession and Trafficking Charges
– Firearms and Weapons Offences
– Violent and Sexual Offences
– Homicide Charges
– Property Offences (theft, break and enter)
– Impaired and Other Driving Offences
– Breach Charges
– Bail
– Summary Conviction Appeals (Court of Queen’s Bench)
– Conviction Appeals (Alberta Court of Appeal)
– Sentence Appeals (Alberta Court of Appeal)
– Applications for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
– Conviction and Sentence Appeals (Supreme Court of Canada)
– Parole Board of Canada Appeals

Our office is situated on Treaty 7 and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3 Lands.

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
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