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Experienced Ottawa Criminal Lawyers

As advocates for the people, we have ably defended individuals against all types of criminal charges in Ontario. We operate on the principle that the law, in all its aspects, exists to serve and protect the individual, not the state. For almost fifty years, our Ottawa criminal lawyers have been upholding the rights of members of our community. With broad and deep experience in criminal law, quasi-criminal law, and professional regulatory proceedings, our lawyers share company as among the best criminal lawyers in Ottawa. Our firm has appeared before all levels of the Ontario and Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, we have acted in several of the most sensitive investigative inquiries in recent Canadian history.

If you, or someone you know is caught up in some stage of the criminal justice system, please call us, for a no obligation, FREE, 30 minute consultation.
Our Ottawa criminal lawyers will be honoured to assist you, and are committed to making our services affordable to all members of our community.

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Areas of Practice

Criminal Defence

Criminal Defense work is the primary forum in which these rights are enforced and have always represented our clients in a manner which puts them on an equal footing with the power of governmental prosecution.

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Are you eligible for a record suspension? Our experienced Ottawa criminal lawyers can help you with process of having your criminal record cleared.

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Aboriginal Offenders

The criminal code requires that particular circumstances of Aboriginal offenders be taken into account at sentencing. Our goal is to help our Aboriginal clients obtain just sanctions which are responsive to the charges, but more importantly the personal and family history of abuse, poverty or other extenuating circumstances.

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Ottawa Criminal Lawyers

Recent Blog Posts

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Data from Statistics Canada shows that although the overall number of youth (including Aboriginal Youth) being held in pre-trial detention has decreased in the past few years, the percentage of aboriginal youth being held has increased dramatically. Read More
We are pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Shore Davis Johnston Award. The winner is Jordan Thomspon, a student at the University of Saskatchewan. What is the most troubling criminal law decision rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada in the past 5 years, and why? The Supreme Court of Canada’s split decision in R v. Sinclair is the most troubling criminal law decision in recent criminal jurisprudence. In conjunction with the Supreme Read More
Can a trial judge provide a Vetrovec warning for a sexual assault complainant? A series of appellate-level decisions confirms that section 274 of the Criminal Code does not prohibit trial judges from commenting on the evidence of sexual assault complainants and that trial judges have the discretion to provide a Vetrovec-like review of their testimony, albeit with two important qualifications. Legal context In Vetrovec v The Queen, [1982] 1 SCR 811 at 831-32, the Honourable Read More
We have a system of justice that purports to treat all people equally; Lady Justice is most often blind folded, for that reason. However, even as an ideal, the concept of equality, can have differing affects on differing people. A philosopher once quipped: "the law in its majestic equality forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread." Sometimes, the law has to Read More