Criminal Charges

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.

Common Criminal Charges

  • Assault (summary)
  • Dangerous Driving (summary)
  • Fraud Under $5000
  • Mischief
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft Under $5000

The Impact of a Criminal Conviction?

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.

Can I Defend Myself?

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.

Why Contact Lighthouse?

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.

What Courts Can Lighthouse Attend?

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.

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May Hibri
May Hibri
19:35 11 Jul 18
Very experienced, honest and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Teresa Gomes
Teresa Gomes
01:35 12 Jun 18
Brian took the time to explain the process, my options, and took amazing care of my tickets. If needed I will be using his service again and will be recommending him to all my friends and family. 🙂
sumia farooq
sumia farooq
17:13 22 May 18
Amazing Results, Highly Recommended! Wiped off careless driving ticket completely. I don't think that I could have gotten this result on my own.thanks
Wayne A. Lewis
Wayne A. Lewis
22:55 03 May 18
I wish I knew Brian 10 years ago. He is an professional and simply one of the best. He was able to help my wife and myself get out of two very costly tickets. I’m still in awe of what he was able to do. I thank God for using him to help us. After all of that, he gave us a written report and some add advice on how to move forward. I highly recommend them. Thanks so much. Blessings.
Grant Bickley
Grant Bickley
21:39 08 Mar 18
Great Job! Very professional, knowledgeable and looked after everything. Best of all, Brain had the case withdrawn. Even provided a written report on the day of the trial. I didn't have to follow up, he sent me an email. I would definitely use "Lighthouse Legal Services" again.
Oliver H.
Oliver H.
18:34 28 Feb 18
Dude make my day! He is professional, knowledgeable, passionate and talented. I knew it was in more than capable hands!
Gary Wu
Gary Wu
23:00 02 Feb 18
AMAZING service! Thank you Brian! - well deserved 5 star rating!
Nicole Del Cul
Nicole Del Cul
19:25 28 Jan 18
Thank you Brian for helping us Fight and Win our Careless Driving ticket. It was clear from our first conversation with you, that your an expert when it comes to Careless Driving cases. I would definitely recommend you to anyone I know.
Steve C
Steve C
01:30 20 Nov 17
Brian Morris was extremely professional and helpful in representing me! He made the whole process completely painless. I highly recommend working with him and Lighthouse Legal Services if you are ever in need of legal help or advice. 5/5
Evelina MacEachern
Evelina MacEachern
02:36 15 Sep 17
My family has used Brian's services on two occasions. He helped us in many ways and the results were better than we had expected. He was professional, honest and respectful at all times. Thank you Brian!!
Alex Leuschner
Alex Leuschner
00:51 13 Aug 17
Brian handled a "failing to stop for a red light" charge I had while driving my motorcycle. We went to trial, with a very unique case. Brian found a vaguely similar case in BC and was able to get the case dismissed! He's a fantastic lawyer and amazing in the court room. The prosecutors were not happy to lose this one.
Lance King
Lance King
02:13 28 Jul 17
He knows his stuff. And seems to enjoy his work. They are open on Saturday so that is a huge plus, no missing work to get things started. I've utilized one of the competitors before and I felt like I just handed several hundred dollars to a corporation that didnt know my name. It was like i was just the sum of my speeding ticket. All they did was take my money and pay my ticket. With Lighthouse you're getting professional legal services and you won't feel like you're just a court date. The prices are very reasonable and I got to talk with the guy who actually handles the case.
Tal .Trainer
Tal .Trainer
01:19 28 Jul 17
Brian at Lighthouse Legal is extremely professional when representing you for any and all traffic cases. His dedication to each case, legal knowledge, and professional yet friendly demeanor made the whole process extremely easy on me. Give them a call if you are ever in need of legal advice. You won't be sorry!
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Grant Bickley
Grant Bickley
2018-03-08T21:50:06+0000
Great Job! Very professional, knowledgeable and looked after everything. Best part was, Brain had the case withdrawn. I didn't even have to follow up, he sent me a written summary of the case on the day of the trial. I would definitely use "Lighthouse Legal Services" again
Benjamin Williamson
Benjamin Williamson
2017-12-12T02:01:54+0000
Brian is the best paralegal I know come to him for all your traffic and provincial offences needs he will do an honest job At a reasonable price
Pierre Jordan Hespanha
Pierre Jordan Hespanha
2017-09-26T14:24:08+0000
Does great work and provides fantastic service.
Nicole Del Cul
Nicole Del Cul
2017-08-12T23:31:17+0000
Brian is a consummate professional, pleasant to deal with and has genuine care for his client's
Rohit Singh
Rohit Singh
2017-08-08T20:58:11+0000
Tracey Vernon
Tracey Vernon
2017-07-28T10:02:05+0000
Tal Trainer
Tal Trainer
2017-07-20T00:05:18+0000
Brian Morris was extremely professional and helpful in representing me! He made the whole process completely painless. I highly recommend working with him and Lighthouse Legal Services if you are ever in need of legal help or advice. 5/5
Meagan Mearna Bensadoun
Meagan Mearna Bensadoun
2017-07-11T00:37:32+0000
Brian has been more than helpful for any questions and concerns I had regarding traffic tickets. He always made himself available; you could reach him at anytime of the day. His knowledge of the law succeeded in getting me completely off of all my tickets. I highly, highly recommend Brian Morris.
Jessica Nakamura
Jessica Nakamura
2017-07-10T02:39:20+0000
Brian is very passionate about his work and will fight for your rights. You won't go wrong by working with him.
Vanessa Beaudoin
Vanessa Beaudoin
2017-07-06T14:40:21+0000
Excellent customer service! Never going anywhere else! Thanks Brian for taking care of everything!
Collin McKinnon
Collin McKinnon
2017-07-06T12:14:14+0000
Helped me with 2 separate tickets now. Very professional and a very smooth process. I won't be going anywhere else with my legal affairs.
Juliana Playter
Juliana Playter
2017-07-06T10:23:52+0000
Currently utilizing Brian's skills. He is very professional and has everything done immediately without hassle on my side. Brian always follows up on the status and provides key guidance on how to move forward with advantageous results compared to other professionals. I am so fortunate to have asked Brian for his unmatched assistance! I could not recommend anyone better! Thank you so very much Brian! 5+ *!
Alyssa Fiasco
Alyssa Fiasco
2017-07-06T09:06:51+0000
Glenn Rodger
Glenn Rodger
2017-07-06T04:34:36+0000
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Luke Bridges
2017-07-06T00:17:55+0000
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Krista Robertson
2017-07-06T00:08:58+0000
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