If you have been charged with a criminal offences, it is highly recommended that you seek legal representation. Deciding who to hire could be the biggest life altering decision you make. We have the experience and proven track record to help you today. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.
With our legal help, our clients have been able to stay out of jail, keep their job, protect their driving licence, and help maintain their ability to travel. In most cases, we are able to attend the majority of court appearance without the Defendant having to attend.
The most detrimental impact a criminal conviction can have on an individual is lost of freedom, through a term of imprisonment. Additionally, criminal convictions can carry hefty fines, driving suspensions, probation and other conditions.
Additionally, a criminal conviction can carry long lasting implications that can impact your ability to secure employment, travel, obtain Canadian citizenship, and enroll in certain post-secondary educational institutions.
Most employers require criminal background checks before hiring a prospective candidate. It is essential for all these reasons that you seriously consider hiring legal representation in order to try an avoid all these costly punishments.
Yes, you most certainly can. But it is not recommend, as the legal system is not easy to navigate. To construct an effective legal defence, it is highly recommended you have the requisite education, knowledge, and experience.
Education: Dealing with the charging legislation is only one piece of many pieces of the law you must contend with, when defending yourself. You also must be well versed in the procedural legislation, and common law. Knowing what binding decisions exists that can help bolster your defence is imperative. Additionally, you need to be able to understand the process. What evidence is admissible? How do I question witnesses? Have my rights been violated? These are just some issues that can arise, and without the proper education, you may miss your opportunity of establishing a solid defence.
Knowledge: When interacting with the Court, it is important to know who the Justices are, and how they consistently rule. Most unrepresented individuals try arguments that are not legal defences, or try other arguments that Justices routinely reject. When going into a Courtroom it is crucial to know what arguments are accepted, and which ones are commonly rejected.
Experience: Having conducted thousands of defences, you learn to fine tune and hone your skills to become an effective legal advocate. You learn to expand your skill set to master every type of defence that exists, and sometime employ the unorthodox approach to create new case law. Experienced advocates also understand the art of questioning and cross-examining witnesses. Over time, you also consume hundreds of thousands of pages in case law research, build on voluminous amounts of common law defences that can assist your client.
We value your reputation as the being the most effective legal defence firm in Ontario. We have built a solid reputation, and Brian Morris is regarded as one of the top legal advocates in Ontario by his peers, and clients alike. We also take the time to go the extra mile for our clients. Communication and understanding between us and our Clientele is paramount.
We also put a cap on the amount of clients we take on, to ensure our Clients are given the attention they deserve. We are not a high volume firm, and will not take on every client. You must call us to find out if we can assist you. In the event a criminal charge is outside our scope of practice, we will refer you to a licensed lawyer in Ontario.
Lighthouse can attend most Courts in Ontario, and frequents many courts in the Greater Toronto Area, York Region, Peel Region, York Simcoe, and Durham Region. For criminal charges we do have meeting locations in North York, ON and Aurora, ON. We do frequent the Newmarket Court, Barrie Court, Toronto Court, Brampton Court, and Other Southern Ontario Court Locations.