- Track Record
A leading criminal defense lawyer, Tony Serka has a reputation as a highly skilled, well-prepared, innovative and winning lawyer who helps those who have been charged with a criminal offense.
Tony Serka is known for many notable cases at all judicial levels. Chief among them are two landmark Supreme Court of Canada cases.
In Hutt v The Queen, Serka successfully convinced the Court that thousands of cases were misinterpreting the definition of “soliciting for the purpose of prostitution” in Section 195.1 in the Criminal Code. “The Hutt decision – named after Serka’s client, Debra Hutt, redefined soliciting.”
The R. v. Smith (1987) case struck down a mandatory minimum seven-year sentence requirement for the importation of drugs as a violation of the right against cruel and unusual punishment contrary to Section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
In 2002, Tony Serka’s reputation and abilities as a criminal defense lawyer were recognized by the Attorney General of BC through the awarding of his designation as a Queen’s Counsel.