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Northwest Territories & Yellowknife

Northwest Territories & Yellowknife Criminal Lawyers

In addition to serving clients in Alberta, Bottos Law Group also proudly offers our legal services to clients in the Northwest Territories and Yellowknife. We are an Edmonton-based criminal defence firm that practices exclusively in criminal and regulatory law, but we travel extensively to serve clients who live in northern and remote communities. 

The law has important protections for individuals charged with crimes, but without an expert on your side, you may not know about all of your rights until it’s too late. The lawyers at Bottos Law Group will fight for you to ensure you receive the full benefits of the law and we will protect your rights at every stage, including:   

  • Advising you of your rights and obligations if you think the police are investigating you.
  • Providing critical advice if you’re arrested.
  • Preparing and conducting your bail hearing to get you out of custody.
  • Conducting preliminary inquiries to determine whether the prosecutor has enough evidence to make you stand trial.
  • Defending you at trial.
  • Appealing your case when the outcome is incorrect or unfair.

Our lawyers have successfully defended clients charged with a wide variety of offences, including:

  • Assault (all types)
  • Impaired driving (also known as a DUI, DWI, or driving while intoxicated)
  • Drug-related offences, including possession for the purpose of trafficking, and trafficking in narcotics and other controlled substances
  • Robbery, break and enter, and all types of theft
  • First and second-degree murder, and manslaughter

If you have been charged or believe you are being investigated, contact Bottos Law Group for a consultation, free of charge. Call our office at 780-421-7001 and one of our attorneys would be happy to speak with you. 

If you are of Aboriginal or Metis descent, please ask our team about whether a Gladue Report may be appropriate in your circumstances. We have several team members with expertise in this area.

Yellowknife Territorial Docket Court – Criminal is every Tuesday, the rest are on a schedule that can be found here. See the map below for directions to the Yellowknife Court Registry.

Yellowknife Court Registry

4903 – 49th St, PO Box 550

Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4


Territorial Court: 1‑867‑767‑9289

Supreme Court: 1‑867‑767‑9288

Toll-Free: 1‑866‑822‑5864

Fax: 1-867-873-0291


9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Hay River Court Registry

201 – 8 Capital Drive

Hay River, NT X0E 1G2



Toll-Free: 1-866-344-3940

Fax: 1‑867‑874‑6731


9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Inuvik Court Registry

151 Mackenzie Road, PO Box 1965

Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0



Toll-Free: 1-866-344-3940

Fax: 1-867-777-3634


9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


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