Experienced Vancouver Criminal Lawyer

Commitment - John Cheevers is there with you


You don’t have to be afraid of going to court. John makes it his duty to explain each step of the court proceedings to our clients in language that they can understand. By helping our clients follow the process, and by providing realistic expectations of the outcomes, we take the mystery out of the court and the case.

Strong reputation


John P. Cheevers, B.A, LL.B., J.D., has developed a reputation as a master trial strategist and a keen cross-examiner. His experience with all varieties of witnesses including police, civilians, and experts has earned him respect and admiration among clients, colleagues and the Courts alike. He is considered one of the foremost Criminal Law Lawyers in British Columbia.



John P. Cheevers, B.A, LL.B., J.D., has practiced Law in British Columbia for 39 years. John has focused on criminal law for the entirety of his career; defending criminal matters at all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as taking-on cases across the country.

John has earned a reputation as being a talented and accomplished Lawyer in the Province of British Columbia, who truly knows the ins-and-outs of the Canadian criminal justice system.

Domestic Assault

Domestic Assault

Most assaults start with a war of words. There are two sides to every story. NEVER tell your side of the story to the police. Explain it to John Cheevers and he will make sure the judge understands your side of the story.

Sex assault

Sexual Assault

Defending sex assault cases is more than simply resolving the issue of consent. With the right preparation and the right cross examination, the prosecution can fall short of establishing the essential elements beyond a reasonable doubt. John Cheevers can help you if you are facing a sexual assault charge.

Uttering threats

Uttering Threats

What was said? Does it constitute a criminal offence? Most importantly, what was the context?
Human relations are complex. This is where experience matters. Every argument, every spoken word has been spoken before. But the context can tell the story.
John Cheevers has successfully defended countless alleged uttering threats cases. He knows how to make the case to properly defend his client.