As a criminal defence
lawyer, I defend people charged with impaired driving or
DUI in Canada - in the greater metropolitan area of Toronto from Oshawa to Niagara. I also help clients with other types of criminal offences like domestic assault, shoplifting and fraud. Call me so I can help you understand your options - 416 222 4324.
You probably did not intend to endanger
anyone. But impaired or drunk driving (DUI - Driving under the influence) is a serious offence with
minimum statutory penalties that can result in losing
your driver’s licence and a criminal record.
Sometimes the Crown cannot
prove its case due to missing witnesses, flawed
evidence or violations of rights. Here’s what my client said about his case,
"Jonathan wasn't afraid to work on holidays. He put my trial date during March Break. The police officer didn't show up and we were told that
he was in Florida with his family. Jonathan insisted that the case be thrown out because otherwise I would have to pay more for the next trial. That
didn't seem fair to me. The judge agreed and threw the case out." F.
For more about impaired
driving and how I can help, see the impaired
If you’ve been charged with domestic
assault, you are likely in jail over-night. The next
morning when you appear before the bail judge you need
both a criminal lawyer and a family member or friend
to act as a surety.
To be released you must agree not to
go to the residence or make contact with your spouse.
Sometimes this is a hardship for all concerned. It may
be possible to bring you back into the home based on
the written, revocable consent of your spouse. If no
injury has occurred, then you may be able to avoid a
Shoplifting is a special kind of theft
- often impulsive, sometimes compulsive. You don’t
need to be embarrassed. It happens to all kinds of people.
If it’s a first offence for a
small amount, you may be able to avoid a criminal record
by making a charitable donation or completing several
hours of community service.
As a planned process to deprive people
of money or goods, fraud is a serious offence. But it
may be difficult to prove due to long time lines or
Convictions result in a criminal record.
But since fraud is a non-violent crime, it is possible
to get non-custodial sentences, particularly with some
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