Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

Mr. Arends focuses his legal practice solely on the defense of individuals charged with criminal offenses. During his 30+ year legal career, Mr. Arends has defended thousands of cases involving a broad range of criminal charges including:

  • Drug charges (possession, trafficking, production, & importation)
  • Alcohol related charges
  • Assault, assault causing bodily harm, & aggravated assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence related charges
  • Criminal harassment
  • Uttering threats
  • Home invasion
  • Kidnapping
  • Break & enter
  • Unlawful confinement
  • Firearms & weapons charges
  • Criminal negligence causing bodily harm / death
  • Motor vehicle related charges
  • Robbery
  • Theft & theft from an employer
  • Fraud, forgery, personation, & money laundering offences
  • Possession of stolen property / proceeds of crime
  • Mischief
  • Breach of release / probation / conditional sentence order (CSO)

Vancouver Island Courthouses

Arends Law Office is located in Nanaimo, B.C. on Vancouver Island, and serves clients throughout Vancouver Island including the Provincial Courts located at:

as well as the Supreme Courts located at: