No-nonsense criminal lawyer Dostaler tells it how it is
Don’t ask Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler to sugarcoat the truth.
It’s just not in her nature.
When clients first meet with her, often during a free initial consultation, Dostaler gives them all the same warning.
“I’m going to tell you it how it is, whether or not you want to hear it,” she says. “I’m a very direct and upfront kind of person. If they want a second opinion, I encourage them to get one. I think it’s a good idea to meet with lawyers before you hire them.“
Even if it puts some of them off, Dostaler says the attitude serves both her and her clients well in the long run.
“It’s very important to have a good rapport with clients, and I think they would say I’m very fair,” she says. “Unfortunately, some clients don’t have much of a chance at trial. If you’ve been caught red-handed, your chances of winning at trial could be limited, but maybe we can limit the scope of punishment with a guilty plea.
Read full article here - July 25th, 2018 (AdvocateDaily.com)