Ready to defend the most serious charges in the Criminal Code.
Being charged with a drug-related offence can be incredibly stressful, with potential repercussions threatening your livelihood, family, and lifestyle. In times like these, you need an experienced and committed lawyer in your corner to advocate for you. We are extremely knowledgeable as to the provisions of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and its complexities.
We represent those facing drug-related charges which include but are not limited to:
- Drug Trafficking
What we do for you:
To effectively defend these charges, it is imperative that we understand the implications of the evidence from both the perspective of the Prosecutor and the Defence. We ensure that we are always updated on search and seizure laws, which are often evolving alongside police surveillance techniques. By maximizing defence strategies such as the use of Voir Dire hearings and exploring potential breaches of the Charter, we can navigate the complexities of your case with confidence.
In drug-related charges, the stakes are high. We understand. It is why we do what we do and why we do it with such passion. We keep our clients updated at every stage of their case, explaining next steps in plain English and providing sound advice.
Property and/or financial charges can be quite daunting, particularly if you do not have the support of an experienced defence lawyer. David Adams, Criminal Law Partner, has an extensive background in business and litigation, giving him an advantage in interpreting and responding to your case. With his support, our criminal law team can quickly navigate the complex forensic analysis of cash flows provided by the crown, challenging circumstantial evidence.
Property charges come with substantial penalties, which may threaten the livelihood of you, your family, and/or business. We understand the pressure you are facing and can provide you with a vigorous defence.
We provide support in, but are not limited to, the following offences:
- Trespassing/Break and Enter
- Possession of Stolen Property
Breach of Trust and Breach of Fiduciary Duty
When family dynamics get heated, a trustee may fail to carry out their obligations under the terms of the trust, the rules of equity, or statute, resulting in a breach. If the trustee has been honest and diligent, the courts are often unwilling to find that a breach has occurred at all. However- that is not always the case.
The trustee may be accused of acting in their own best interest or converting assets for their personal benefit. This where our team can provide support. If a breach of trust is established, potential repercussions for these charges are quite serious, with jail terms marking the starting point in convictions.
Benefit from a multi-dimensional defence
Our Criminal law team offers a multi-dimensional defence, leveraging the support of our Estate Capacity Litigation team when necessary. We understand how stressful and costly these matters can be. We offer an experienced and efficient defence, advocating for you every step of the way.
Impaired Driving, Care and Control,
If you have been charged with impaired driving, having a blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) over 80, or have been found to be impaired while in care and control of a vehicle, we can support you. These charges can be highly technical with many procedural implications, requiring a legal advocate with extensive experience in the area. First time offences can result in stiff penalties and a conviction results in an automatic license suspension of at least 1 year.
These offences require a carefully constructed defense strategy to preserve your livelihood.
With decades of experience in criminal law, our team provides a thorough support system, keeping you informed every step along the way.
Highway Traffic Act, Driving Offences
If you have been charged under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA), our team can provide you with the support that you need to avoid costly and inconvenient penalties. There are hundreds of potential charges in the Act, which regulate all aspects of commercial and private operation of a motor vehicle on roads/streets and highways. With each offence comes a set of unique potential repercussions and possible defenses. The complexities of these matters and the constantly evolving legislation makes it difficult to know your rights, especially when combined with the stress of the incident.
Some penalties are more serious than others, ranging from the loss of your license and consequently, your job- to jail time. For a commercial fleet operator, even a single conviction can have dramatic effects on insurance and insurability. We understand the weight of the pressure you are facing and are here to advocate on your behalf.
We can support you in the following matters, as well as any others than fall under the Highway Traffic Act:
- Driving Without a License or Permit
- Distracted Driving
- Failure to Remain at Scene of Accident
- Failure to Yield for Pedestrian
- Careless/Dangerous Driving
- Careless Driving Causing Death
- Causing Bodily Harm
- Stunt Driving
To advocate for you, we will do the following as needed:
- Retain forensic engineer/accident reconstructionist
- Develop a thorough alternate theory of the crash or event
- Coordinate interviews with witnesses (rather than relying on police statements)
- Pursue other witnesses
- Learn more about other driver/involved persons to assess contributory negligence
- Review detailed interviews with driver/client
- Utilize expert evidence
- Articulate the due diligence systems and training for drivers in fleet cases
Provincial Offence Violations
If you have been charged with a provincial offence, it is imperative that you hire a skilled lawyer who is familiar with and experienced in all matters related to the applicable acts. Whether you are a business or an individual, our team will advocate for you to pursue a desirable resolution.
We conduct a thorough analysis of each individual case, collecting detailed information on the alleged incident, reviewing witness interviews/statements, and exploring alternate theories. Punishments for provincial offences can have detrimental impacts on your life and/or the future of your business. Some of the fines associated with these kinds of offences are staggering. We understand the severity of these offences and the weight that you are carrying. We tailor our defence approach to suit the particulars of each individual case, ensuring that you have your best chance at success.
We provide support in, but are not limited to, offences under the following acts:
- Building Code Act
- Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Liquor License and Liquor Control Act
- Environmental Protection Act
- Police Services Act
- Personal Health Information Protection Act
- Ontario Human Rights Code
Criminal Law Lawyers
Our Criminal Law team offers a wide range of legal services to help support businesses of all sizes.