"All laws which can be violated without doing anyone any injury are laughed at. Nay, so far are they from doing anything to control the desires and passion of man that, on the contrary, they direct and incite men's thoughts toward those very objects; for we always strive toward what is forbidden and desire the things we are not allowed to have. And men of leisure are never deficient in the ingenuity needed to enable them to outwit laws framed to regulate things which cannot be entirely forbidden...He who tries to determine everything by law will ferment crime rather than lessen it."
Stephen Taylor graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and a Law Degree from the University of British Columbia Law School in 1989. After completing his Articles at Feller Drysdale in downtown Vancouver he was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1990. Stephen commenced practice at MacIsaac & Company on Vancouver Island, and in 1992 he opened his own firm on Stewart Ave, in Nanaimo, specializing in Criminal Defence work. In May of 1999 Mr. Taylor completed his Masters thesis in Community Based Sentencing Issues for Royal Roads University and obtained his Masters Degree in Leadership and Training. Mr. Taylor is also a part-time instructor at Vancouver Island University, in the Criminology Faculty.
Stephen Taylor has handled cases in all levels of court, Provincial, Supreme, and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. He has acted on large conspiracies, first-degree murder cases, as well as sex assaults, arson, theft and all manner of driving offences. As a result of defending all manner of drug charges, Mr. Taylor has become highly skilled in the issues of search warrants and wire taps. Depending on the type of case, legal aid referrals are still accepted, and payment plans for legal fees can be arranged. Your initial consultation is free, and Mr. Taylor can make arrangements to act anywhere in British Columbia. You can contact Mr. Taylor directly by phone toll-free at 1-877-753-9180 or (250) 753-9180, fax at (250) 753-9186 or by email at
Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 to 3:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Mr. Taylor will make an appointment to see you at a time that is convenient for you, however, the office hours are when staff will be there to answer and direct messages. Please contact him directly to discuss your particular matter.