This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Advocate Law! Located at 1-4820 47 Ave, Advocate Law offers Criminal Defense Lawyers for those that have been charged with criminal offenses. We sat down with one of the founding lawyers, Maurice C. Collard, for more information about the business!

What is your business? 

We are criminal trial lawyers. We help people who have been charged with criminal offenses through the justice system. 

When did you open? 

 November of 2016.

What would you say makes your business unique? 

We are a boutique criminal law firm. Criminal defense is the only service we offer as lawyers. It allows us to dedicate all our time and energy on one area of law so that we can get the best results for our clients. 

What are some products/services that you offer?  

We offer criminal defense against all Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charges as well we are able to help people get pardons or record suspensions. The services that we offer start from pre-charge advice, to bail, to docket appearances, to negotiations with the Crown, to trials, to resolutions of matters and appeals.

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business? 

We appreciate the proximity to the Courthouse and other offices of justice stakeholders. As well, we think the Downtown office serves our clients better as many of them come from throughout Central Alberta. 

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant? 

I think one of the key pieces of Downtown Red Deer is City Hall Park. It is enjoyable throughout the summer and into the winter, with both the flowers and lights. It is a center for all members of our community to congregate and enjoy their time. Working Downtown at lunch hour really allows me the opportunity to see that park being utilized to its full potential. It is a beautiful and enjoyable space. 

I love Downtown Red Deer because… Downtown Red Deer offers my business the services it needs, with easy access to the Courthouse, the Red Deer Remand Centre, the Provincial Crown Prosecutor’s office, the Federal Crown Prosecutor’s office, and other lawyer’s offices all in a nearby and easy to access space.


If you or someone you know is in need of a criminal defense lawyer, contact the team at Advocate Lawyers!



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