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Toronto criminal law lawyers practice criminal defence law including defending criminal charges under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and the Immigration Act as well as provincial offences. A criminal law defence counsel may also be a part-time Assistant Crown Attorney by letter of retainer or by order-in-council. A criminal law lawyer who is a DUI attorney may also be a qualified Intoxilyzer Breath Alcohol Technician. Many criminal law litigation lawyers, practice only criminal law. Some criminal law lawyers also practice immigration law.
Ontario criminal law lawyers are members of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Toronto criminal law lawyers may also be members of the Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Advocates' Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association. Toronto criminal law lawyers help their criminal law clients throughout Canada and around the world.
A paralegal, x or former police copper, or ex-breathalyzer technician is not a criminal law lawyer.
You may be able to get some basic criminal law information over the telephone, from duty counsel, or at a quick appointment. However, a criminal law lawyer can't give you much information about the merits of your case and how much it will cost unless:
1. You meet face to face with the criminal law lawyer for at least a one hour paid consultation, and
2. You get a copy of the disclosure (police notes and witness statements) on your first court attendance.
Each Toronto criminal law law lawyer may have an office in Toronto or an office outside of Toronto, perhaps in the Greater Toronto area. The Greater Toronto Area includes Mississauga criminal law lawyers, Oakville criminal law lawyers, Brampton criminal law lawyers, York Region criminal law lawyers (including Newmarket criminal law lawyers, and Durham Region criminal law lawyers (including Pickering criminal law lawyers, Ajax criminal law lawyers, and Oshawa criminal law lawyers).
Each Toronto criminal law lawyer is a barrister, solicitor, and notary public. Toronto criminal law barristers are Toronto criminal law lawyers who appear in Toronto and other Greater Toronto Area courts.
Please note that there is a big difference between a criminal law lawyer (barrister, solicitor, attorney) and a paralegal. Criminal law lawyers have trial skills that are the result of many years of education and experience.
|Substantive DUI/Excess Alcohol Offense||Bill C-46||320.14||Operate Conveyance While Impaired/Over 80|
|Substantive DUI/Excess Alcohol Offense||Criminal Code of Canada||253||Impaired Driving/Over 80|
|Substantive DUI/Excess Alcohol Offense||Highway Traffic Act||130||Careless Driving|
|Refusal Offense/Presumption||Bill C-46||320.15||Failure or Refusal to Comply with a Demand|
|Refusal Offense/Presumption||Criminal Code of Canada||254 (5)||Refusal Offence|
|Administrative Driver's License Suspension||Highway Traffic Act of Ontario||48||3 Day Suspension Over 50 mg/100mL|
|Administrative Driver's License Suspension||Highway Traffic Act of Ontario||48.1||Over 0 Novice Driver|
|Administrative Driver's License Suspension||Highway Traffic Act of Ontario||48.3||Automatic 90 Day Suspension when Charged with Over 80 or Refusal|
|Administrative Driver's License Suspension||Highway Traffic Act of Ontario||50.1 (1) to (7)||Grounds for Appeal of ADLS|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Bill C-46||320.27||Screening Demand with Reasonable Suspicion|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Bill C-46||320.27||Screening Demand without Reasonable Suspicion - Random|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Bill C-46||320.28||Breath Demand for AI Analysis|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Bill C-46||320.28||Blood Demand|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Bill C-46||320.28||DRE Demand|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Bill C-46||320.28||Blood Demand|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Bill C-46||320.28||Demand by DRE Officer for Urine or Blood|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Bill C-46||320.31||Presumption of BAC|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Bill C-46||320.32||Certificate of Qualified Technician or Analyst|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Bill C-46||320.33||Instrument Test Record Ticket|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Bill C-46||320.35||Care or Control Presumption|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Criminal Code of Canada||254 (2)||Approved Screening Device or Physical Tests Demand|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Criminal Code of Canada||254 (3)||Breath Demand|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Criminal Code of Canada||254(3)||Blood Demand|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Criminal Code of Canada||254(3.1)||Alcohol Drug Evaluation Demand and Screening Procedure|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Criminal Code of Canada||256(1)||Blood Warrant|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Criminal Code of Canada||258 (1) (a)||Care or Control Presumption|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Criminal Code of Canada||258 (1) (c)||Presumption of BAC|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Criminal Code of Canada||258(1)(f.1)||Instrument Test Record Card/Ticket|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Criminal Code of Canada||258(1)(g)||Certificate of Qualified Technician|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Highway Traffic Act of Ontario||216 (1)||Power to Stop by a Police Officer|
|DUI Procedure/Evidence||Interpretation Act||25||Presumption of Accuracy|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Bill C-46||320.19||Penalty for Impaired, Over 80, Refuse|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Bill C-46||320.19(3)||Minimum Fines for High BAC|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Bill C-46||320.19(4)||Minimum Fine for Refuse Demand|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Bill C-46||320.22||Aggravating Circumstances for Sentencing|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Criminal Code of Canada||255 (1)||Minimum Fine/Jail|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Criminal Code of Canada||255.1||Aggravating circumstances for sentencing over 160|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Criminal Code of Canada||259 (1)||Driving Prohibition|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Criminal Code of Canada||737||Offenders’ Accountability for Victims|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Highway Traffic Act||41(4.1)||Reduction in Suspension|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Highway Traffic Act||41.1||Re-instatement of Licence|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Highway Traffic Act||57||Conduct Review Programme with Interlock|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Highway Traffic Act of Ontario||41||Lookback Periods for Provincial Suspension|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Highway Traffic Act of Ontario||41 (1)||Suspension of Licence for Impaired/Over 80|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Highway Traffic Act of Ontario||41.2 (1) to (13)||Ignition Interlock Devices on Re-instatement After Suspension|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Highway Traffic Act of Ontario||57||Conduct Review Programs|
|Penalties/Suspension on Conviction, Prohibition||Highway Traffic Act of Ontario, Regulations||287/08||Reduction in Post-conviction Suspension with Interlock|
|Drive While Suspended Offense||Bill C-46||320.18||Drive Disqualified|
|Drive While Suspended Offense||Criminal Code of Canada||259 (4) and (5)||Drive while Prohibited or Suspended Offence|
|Drive While Suspended Offense||Highway Traffic Act||55.1(2)||Impound Vehicle for Drive Suspended|
|Drive While Suspended Offense||Highway Traffic Act of Ontario||55.1 (1) to (3)||Impounding Vehicle Driven by Suspended Driver|
|Immigration/Exclusion of Visitors||Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada||36 (1) to (3)||Inadmissibility to Canada for Criminal Conviction|
|DUI Reciprocal Agreements||Highway Traffic Act of Ontario||41 (1)||Automatic Suspension on Conviction in Reciprocating US State|
|Constitutional Rights||Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms||10 (b)||Right to Counsel|
|Constitutional Rights||Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms||11 (b)||Right to Trial Within a Reasonable time|
|Constitutional Rights||Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms||11(f)||Jury Trials|
|Constitutional Rights||Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms||7||Trial Fairness and Disclosure|
|Expungement/Pardons/RecordPurge||Criminal Records Act||3, 4||Application for a Record Suspension|
Toronto lawyers who practice criminal law (Toronto criminal law lawyers) use federal legislation enacted by the Parliament of Canada and provincial legislation enacted by the Legislature of Ontario, as well as the Rules of various Courts. Here are some examples of statutes and Rules used by Toronto criminal law lawyers.
Superior Court of Justice Criminal Proceeding Rules
Ontario Court of Justice Criminal Rules
Ontario Court of Justice Forms
Court and Crown Attorney Phone Numbers
Dufferin County Courthouse
Milton County Courthouse
John Sopinka Courthouse
London Court House
, St. Catharines
St. Catharines Courthouse
A Grenville & William Davis Courthouse
Old City Hall
College Park Court
Downsview/North York/1000 Finch
Metro West Etobicoke Courthouse 2201 Finch
Toronto Superior Court, Criminal, Summary Conviction Appeals, Jury trials
311 Jarvis Toronto Youth Court and Family Court
Toronto Superior Court - Civil - Filing Documents
Guelph Provincial Courthouse
Law Society of Upper Canada Finding a Lawyer PageCriminal Law Sentencing Character Reference Letter
What to Wear to Impaired Driving Court
Being on Time for Impaired Driving Court
How to Take Photos for Use in Criminal Court in Canada
Effects of Mouth Alcohol
Breath Instruments Used in Impaired Driving Cases
Should I Just Plead Guilty to Impaired Driving?
Can I Fight an Impaired Driving Charge?
Case Briefs: Impaired Driving, Charter of Rights, Defences
DUI DWI OUI OWI Impaired Driving Drunk Driving Laws Legislation
Additional information about criminal law lawyers can be found at the home page for the Criminal Lawyers Association.
Intoxilyzer® is a registered trademark of CMI, Inc. The Intoxilyzer® 5000C is an "approved instrument" in Canada.
Breathalyzer® is a registered trademark of Draeger Safety, Inc., Breathalyzer Division. The owner of the trademark is Robert F. Borkenstein and Draeger Safety, Inc. has leased the exclusive rights of use from him. The Breathalyzer® 900 and Breathalyzer® 900A are "approved instruments" in Canada.
Alcotest® is a registered trademark of Draeger Safety, Inc. The Alcotest® 7410 GLC is an "approved screening device" in Canada.
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