I have devoted the last 30 years of my life to helping people resolve their problems with the Justice System. For most people, being arrested and charged with a Criminal Offence can be a very stressful experience. A criminal conviction can lead to: a criminal record, a jail term, loss of employment and restrictions on the ability to travel. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a criminal offence, choosing the "right" Criminal Defence Lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. Your lawyer must defend you with tireless dedication using advocacy both inside and outside the courtroom and not give up because your case appears too complex or requires long hours of strategic planning and preparation. You are entitled to the very best defence available.
Meticulous preparation and thinking on one's feet are the trademarks of an experienced Criminal Defence Lawyer. I know how to navigate the Criminal Justice System in a meaningful way so that your legal rights and best interests are protected. I have practiced at every level of Criminal Court in Ontario and have successfully defended individuals and corporations charged with almost every type of Criminal, Quasi-Criminal and Regulatory Offence. I have also represented lawyers before the Law Society of Upper Canada Disciplinary Panel.
Trust is the most integral part of the Solicitor-Client Relationship. If you cannot trust your lawyer, you are already at a disadvantage. Trust, starts with clear and honest communication. I will answer all of your questions candidly, and look after your case personally. I will be present at your side for every court appearance, not some paralegal, junior lawyer or other lawyer working in my association. Many of my clients, whether they are individuals or corporations, are regularly referred to me by corporate, civil and family law lawyers, as well as other criminal lawyers whom I have had the opportunity to meet over my many years in practice. These lawyers continue to refer their clients to me because they have Trust in my ability to resolve their clients' legal problems.
In our adversarial justice system the Police and Crown Prosecutors have almost unlimited government resources at their disposal, and will use these resources to arrest, charge and prove your guilt. This holds equally true if you are facing charges in any quasi-criminal or regulatory matter before a court or tribunal. As your Defence Lawyer, I stand as a buffer between you and the power of the government. It is my responsibility to achieve the best possible result for your case. In some circumstances, depending on the type of charges, the quality of evidence, the state of the Law, and the range of potential penalties, it will be necessary to go to Trial and aggressively defend your case. While in some situations a more strategic and tactful plan will suffice to achieve the best possible result. There is more than one way to win a case, it's the result that counts.