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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    Maxwell's Concerts & Events
    20:02 30 Sep 18
    Brian provides expert, professional and timely advice. He puts his customers above everything else and highly recommended.
    Mikey DeJong
    Mikey DeJong
    19:51 29 Sep 18
    Amazing work from Brian at lighthouse...Very strong communication throughout the process and informing me on anything I wanted to know. He was happy to be doing the work and had a price that was impossible to beat. You will not be disappointed working with BrianThanks for the great work!
    Rohit Singh
    Rohit Singh
    01:22 26 Sep 18
    Brian is amazing at careless driving tickets. I highly recommend him for any traffic ticket.
    Option Fun
    Option Fun
    17:22 13 Aug 18
    Brian is EXTREMELY smart, nice to deal with and experienced. He is professional, ethical and worth every penny! SUPER QUALIFIED!
    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+ *!
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    Alyssa Fiasco
    2017-07-06T09:06:51+0000
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