Meghan Forhan

Joel Whysall Vancouver Criminal Lawyer

Meghan Forhan

Vancouver Criminal Lawyer

Meghan Forhan is an experienced trial lawyer who is dedicated to holding police accountable and fighting for her clients’ Charter rights.  

Meghan has worked as an Ad Hoc Prosecutor making her skilled at finding the weakness in the prosecution’s case. Meghan knows your Constitutional rights, which defences apply to your situation, and will identify a winning strategy. When going to trial, Meghan will meticulously prepare your defence and execute effective cross examinations in carrying out the defence trial plan. 

Where a plea bargain is an option, Meghan is a skilled negotiator and will get the best plea deal possible.

Meghan has argued before all levels of court throughout British Columbia including the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Provincial Court. Meghan also has experience conducting Jury Trials.   

Meghan takes on serious cases defending clients charged with sexual assault, child luring, sexual interference, drug traffickingdomestic assault, aggravated assault, firearms offences, fraud and driving offences including impaired driving and dangerous driving causing death. She is particularly well versed in the admissibility of various types of evidece in sexual assault cases and well equipped to pursue s. 276 and s. 278 applications in sexual assault trials if required.

Meghan has been called to the bar in both British Columbia and the Yukon. She takes on select cases in the Yukon and North West Territories as well as Northern BC.

Meghan is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo with a B.A. in Legal Studies before obtaining her law degree from the University of Victoria. 

Meghan has written for the Canadian Bar Association [CBA] on the constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentences, as well as presented to the CBA on legislative amendments to impaired driving laws. She has also presented for the Trial Lawyers Association on pre-charge negotiation tactics with police as well as the use of Restorative Justice in Sexual Assault cases.

In addition to her legal practice, Meghan supervises young lawyers through the UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program and volunteers her time with Access Pro Bono.  

Meghan is among best DUI lawyers in Vancouver according to Three Best Rated ranking.

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