Criminal Code

Assault, Weapons, Property Offences, Fraud Offences, Justice System Offences

If you have been charged with any of the following Criminal Code offences, an experienced and knowledgeable Criminal Lawyer is your best strategy.

Although the Criminal Code is a federal statute, it is prosecuted by the Attorney General of Ontario through its Crown Attorneys. All Criminal Code prosecutions begin in the Ontario Court of Justice. Each courthouse has one Crown Attorney and several Assistant Crown Attorneys. At some point, usually prior to the Crown Pre-Trial, an Assistant Crown Attorney will be assigned to your case. In my practice, I take this opportunity to be in frequent contact throughout your case with the assigned Crown as I endeavour to successfully resolve your matter, whether it is before, during or after a trial.


Domestic Assault, Aggravated Assault, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Assault with a Weapon, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Uttering Death Threats, Unlawful confinement


Possession of Prohibited Weapons, Trafficking and Importation of Firearms

Property Offences

Theft of Property, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Break and Enter, Robbery

Fraud Offences

Fraud, Tax Evasion, Uttering Forged documents, Breach of Trust, Corruption

Justice System Offences

Contempt of Court, Fail to Comply with Bail, Perjury, Obstruct Justice

Appeal Court Finds Right to Be Present at Trial Was Breached

May 16, 2012 – The Ontario Court of Appeal ordered a new trial after it concluded that the accused person’s right to be present during a mid-trial conference had been violated. In R. v. Schofield, [2012] O.J. No. 777, February … Continue reading

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Police Illegally Obtained Computer Password

May 12, 2012 – The police are limited in their powers to access an accused person’s password protected computer when the police obtain the password in violation of a suspect’s rights under section 9 and 10(b) of the Charter of … Continue reading

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Mandatory Minimum Sentence May Be Unconstitutional

May 8, 2012 – Under section 95(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada, it is mandatory that any person who is convicted of the offence of possession of a restricted firearm under section 95(1) is to be sentenced to 3 … Continue reading

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New Trial Ordered After Identification Evidence Excluded

January 13, 2012 – In a recent Ontario Court of Appeal case, a new trial was ordered because the identity of the accused person was not properly established. In R. v. James, [2011] O.J. No. 6275, December 28, 2011, James … Continue reading

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