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Julian Van Der Walle

Criminal Defence Lawyer

“Hard Work and Integrity Lead to Great Results”

“I got one DUI and Julian got me off.  A few weeks later I messed up and got another one.  I thought I was out of luck this time.  But Julian won my second DUI too!  I would recommend him to anybody.”


“I was charged with impaired driving and dangerous driving and I was facing serious jail time.  I was extremely stressed out.  I hired Mr. van der Walle, and not only did I not go to jail, I was able to keep my license for work and I avoided getting a criminal record and I did not even have to go to trial!  Thank you Julian!”


“My house was searched by police with a search warrant and they found drugs.  I was facing jail time.  I hired Mr. van der Walle and a few days before the trial the Crown dropped the charges.  What a relief!  Thank you Julian!”


“I was charged after I got into a serious car accident. I had a new baby at home and could not afford to lose my licence. I hired Mr. van der Walle and he impressed me as professional and well prepared. After my trial the judge acquitted me of all the charges. Thanks Julian!”



Hard work and integrity lead to great results

Julian van der Walle is a criminal defense lawyer in Vernon BC. He primarily defends people against criminal charges of impaired driving as well as drug charges of all kinds ranging from trafficking, possession for the purposes of trafficking, and production of controlled substances.

Because his criminal law practice is located in Vernon BC, Julian is able to regularly defend cases throughout the Okanagan as well as Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, and Kamloops BC. Julian has also appeared in criminal trials in Alberta.

I can be the difference between freedom and jail time

Do you live in the Okanagan area and have you been charged with a crime? Being charged with a criminal offence is a highly stressful experience. It is important that you hire a professional who practices strictly criminal law. By doing this you greatly increase your chances of avoiding jail and other consequences that will make your life more difficult.

“I sincerely promise and swear that I will diligently, faithfully, and to the best of my ability execute the offices of barrister and solicitor; that I will not promote suits on frivolous pretences; that I will not pervert the law to favour or prejudice anyone; but in all things conduct myself truly and with integrity; and that I will uphold the rule of law and the rights and freedoms of all persons according to the laws of Canada and of the province of British Columbia.”

– Julian van der Walle

I focus in the following areas:

Immediate Roadside Prohibition

If you have received an immediate roadside prohibition (“IRP”) and you live in Penticton BC or anywhere else in the Okanagan call criminal defense lawyer Julian van der Walle immediately.

Firearms Offences

There are many different firearm offences in the Criminal Code, some being more serious than others however it can generally be said that firearm offences are viewed very seriously by the courts.

Drug Charges

If you live in Penticton BC, the Okanagan, or anywhere else for that matter and you have been charged with a criminal drug offence call defense lawyer Julian van der Walle immediately.


Appeals are different than trials and need to be handled properly. Whether you want to appeal your conviction, your sentence, or both call Julian van der Walle to set up an appointment immediately.

Assault Charges

If you have received an immediate roadside prohibition (“IRP”) and you live in Penticton BC or anywhere else in the Okanagan call criminal defense lawyer Julian van der Walle immediately.

Drinking & Driving

Impaired driving, sometimes called driving under the influence” (DUI”), are charges that Penticton BC defense lawyer Julian van der Walle knows a lot about.

Computer Crime

We will live in a new digital world in which almost everyone is connected to the internet through their smartphone 24 hours a day.

Other Criminal Charges

If you have been charged with any other type of criminal offence, you need legal representation. Julian van der Walle should be the first criminal defence lawyer you contact.

Why You Should Hire a Vernon Criminal Defense Attorney

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Bad IRP Decision? What Can You Do About It?

Bad IRP Decision? What Can You Do About It? Drivers who are caught driving under the influence by the police may receive an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) on driving. An IRP is a temporary driving suspension that prevents the recipient from driving for a set...

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