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Toronto Criminal
Defence Lawyers

If you have been charged with an offence in Toronto, you need a criminal lawyer. Our legal team has defended thousands of criminal cases across Canada and will utilize that collective experience to help you.

TORONTO CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYERS

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We represent clients all over Ontario, including: Toronto (and the greater Toronto area), North York, Etobicoke, Scarborough, Brampton, Burlington, Milton, Oshawa, Newmarket, Hamilton, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Barrie, Collingwood, Owen Sound, and beyond.

If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offence, the first steps have been taken to criminally prosecute you. You have already experienced a restriction of your liberties, but unfortunately, this is just the beginning. The government will now use its immense resources to prosecute you in court. Even if you don’t ultimately end up being sentenced to serve time in prison, any criminal conviction can have resounding ramifications on your life. You can have difficulties obtaining employment, hassles with international travel, and will receive a criminal record.   

Being charged with a criminal offence

The government will use its immense resources to prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. With unlimited money, power and resources at their disposal, they have the means to see this through.

We understand that being merely accused of a crime can be extremely stigmatizing. But being found guilty can lead to its own host of significant ramifications. Even if you are not sentenced to a jail term, a criminal conviction can have profound consequences on your future, such as:

  • Loss of employment;
  • Loss of family and friends;
  • Loss of immigration status;
  • Loss of opportunity; and
  • Loss of personal self-worth.

As hard as it may seem, remember that you are presumed innocent throughout this process and that you are doing the right thing by exploring your legal options.

Having a Lawyer on Your Side

The criminal justice system in Canada is clear that you are presumed innocent until such time that you are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court. A mere “hunch,” or “suspicion” is not enough.

However, navigating the criminal justice system can be overwhelming. When you face the justice system alone, it does not feel like you are presumed innocent, and successfully defending yourself in court may be an insurmountable task.

This is where we can help. Our job is to level the playing field, or better yet, turn the odds in your favour. We exclusively practice criminal defence and are passionate about the law. As the saying goes, “knowledge is power.” You have the right to understand every detail of the allegations against you and the defences available. We will comb through the case against you, identify weaknesses, advocate for your interests at all stages of the court process, and convincingly present your defence in court.

Choosing the Right Legal Team

What really sets us apart is our team approach. Collectively, we have successfully defended thousands of cases across multiple provinces and at all levels of court. With offices in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, our criminal defence lawyers regularly attend court all across Canada. When you hire one of our lawyers, you get our whole legal team and the collective wisdom and experience that comes with it.

Unlike sole practitioners, with us, you effectively get multiple lawyers for the price of one. Someone is always around to have a second look or offer a second opinion. Especially in an emergency, there is always someone available to help.

Our team of criminal defence lawyers is constantly researching and writing about the latest and best legal defence strategies. We also have a unique opportunity to interact with Criminal Court Judges and Crown Prosecutors across jurisdictions on a daily basis, thereby remaining current on the latest practices and procedures employed by the justice system.

Client-Centred Approach

Defending your rights is not just about knowing the law. We believe that understanding your story is of utmost importance as well. Every case is different, and every client has individualized needs. We will always take the time to meet with you to learn about your personal circumstances and priorities so that we can represent you better.

Our lawyers are passionate about criminal law and are fully invested in those we represent. No matter the situation, we never lose sight of our client’s interests. Furthermore, with open lines of communication, you can count on us to keep you informed every step of the way.

Flexible Fee Structures

Given the current economic climate, we understand that times are tough for Canadians. As such, the first consultation is free of charge. Beyond that, we offer flexible fee structures and aim to accommodate every budget.

Having a diverse legal team also allows us to offer a broad range of fees without compromising your defence. We always have the ability to pair the right lawyer to every client and every budget. The best part is that no matter who you hire, you will receive the full benefit of our collective wisdom and experience.

Understanding your rights when facing a criminal charge in Toronto

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It is critical to know the law, but it is also critical to know your particular circumstances, your history, and your priorities. As your criminal defence legal team, we will take the time to meet with you and listen to your story so we can represent you better. We also understand that your criminal charges probably came as a shock and you hadn’t budgeted for a criminal defence lawyer, for this reason, our first consultation is free of charge, and we offer flexible fee structures to meet virtually every budget.

The police and prosecution have put the ball in your court. It is time to send it back. If all you do is read this page, our parting advice is: don’t try to deal with your charges alone, and more importantly, don’t do it without receiving at least some kind of advice from a criminal defence lawyer.

If you have been charged with one of the following offences, we can help: Assault & Threats, Criminal Driving, Domestic Violence, Drug Offences, DUI, Impaired Driving, Property Crime, Traffic Offences, and Youth Offences.

Contact us for a Free Consultation

If you’re not quite ready to hire a lawyer, that’s ok. Take the time you need and do your research. To that end, we encourage you to explore this website to gain a better understanding of:

  • The charges you are facing,
  • The consequences that can follow, and
  • The ways you can defend the charges.

However, if your research stops here, our parting advice is this: Don’t deal with your charges alone. Obtaining at least minimal legal advice is crucial to help you avoid the worst consequences of a conviction.

We’re here to help you. When you’re ready, contact our team of Criminal Defence Lawyers servicing Toronto, and beyond. Let us earn your business and prove that we are the right legal team for you.


Successful Cases

Yamila Zeledon
Yamila Zeledon
15:32 06 Aug 21
I'm extremely satisfied with the work Dylan Finlay has done. My situation was looking grim but Dylan guided me through... the process and we received the best outcome I could have hoped for. Highly recommend the firm and Dylan Finlay.read more
Kyle Spicer
Kyle Spicer
22:03 29 Apr 21
I would like to start by saying thank you to Dylan Finlay for all the great work he has done for me, I thought I was... going to be dealing with a criminal record for the rest of my life and he managed to get me a criminal discharge on my case!He is on point and very professional, I would highly recommend Dylan Finlay to anybody who needs help with their criminal charges!Thank you once again Dylan!read more
Arun kumar
Arun kumar
19:31 04 Mar 21
I approached Okhyman Criminal Defence Toronto which I found online. Extremely happy with service, professionalism and... excellence of Dylan Finlay.Really happy with the outcome. I would highly recommend Dylan Finlay!read more
R M
R M
22:43 04 Nov 20
Dylan Finley handled my case. Right from the start he was polite, professional, attentive and he delivered on all of... his promises. I had a case where it was looking really bad for me. I did everything Dylan told me to do and he took care of the rest. My life was filled with stress and worry about the case. Dylan handled my case like a pro and I received the outcome that I desired. I highly recommend Dylan to anyone seeking a criminal defense lawyer. He has changed my life and given me the opportunity to have a bright future. All you have to do is:1) Hire Dylan.2) Listen to Everything Dylan tells you.3) Leave everything else to Dylan. He won't let you down.read more
mathews SAJU
mathews SAJU
04:16 10 Sep 20
One of the best lawyer and a professional who I got a chance to deal with! He was so quick and affordable. Without his... help I would have not been able to survive in Canada. I really wish him good luck for his future.🙏🏿read more
Allama Bhuiyan
Allama Bhuiyan
02:15 08 Sep 20
Dylan helped my family so much we are very grateful for his services. He was quick and very fair with charges.
Melissa anderson
Melissa anderson
21:18 16 Jan 20
Dylan Finlay is an professional and effective criminal defence lawyer. Dylan was my lawyer for an assault charge and... was excellent throughout the entire process. He advised me how to turn myself in and what to expect, and then helped me build a case while I waited for trial. He was responsive to my emails and his confidence and knowledge relieved my stress. Furthermore, he was reasonable priced for the quality of defence he provides. I am very thankful for his services and got a favourable result on my case. I highly recommend his services.read more
Rahul Chowdhury
Rahul Chowdhury
23:21 12 Dec 19
Don’t hesitate. Just hire Dylan Finlay.He is the best in the business. Knowledgeable, affordable and always reachable.... I would definitely recommend him for his support and great service.read more
EMR PRO
EMR PRO
20:54 26 Nov 19
After meeting with multiple criminal lawyers in Toronto I retained Dylan Finlay. My case just ended with a very... favourable resolution after following the legal process that Dylan described at our first meeting. I would recommend Dylan Finlay to my friends and family and appreciate Dylan's professionalism.read more
Ben Fjorka
Ben Fjorka
19:47 06 Nov 19
My lawyer was Dylan Finlay. He was excellent. His advice and professionalism secured me an extremely favorable... outcome in my case. Even more so than I originally thought possible due to some aggravating circumstances. I would highly recommend this firm. Dylan was available throughout the entire process by phone and email. I never once felt like my money was wasted, on the contrary. It was well spent. Going through the court process can be a tedious process. Dylan made the navigation much easier.read more
Pira Suri
Pira Suri
23:02 11 Oct 19
If you need a defence lawyer for anything then Dylan is the person you need to see. I was was facing a very difficult... case that involved assault with bodily harm which I was sure wasn't going to end well for me. However, Dylan presented my case to the judge at trial with great professionalism and with his great expertise in Law convinced the judge that I was not guilty. Throughout my whole ordeal, Dylan had been working behind the scene to built a solid defence for me. This really helped me out because it meant I did not have to get involved and have this problem control my life. Dylan relieved my stress and answered all my questions with the right answers to put me at ease. He was always available when ever I needed and would answer my emails right away.My words here cannot truly describe how great Dylan is, but I would highly highly highly recommend him to defend your case!read more
Omer Khan
Omer Khan
19:33 22 Jul 19
Dylan Finlay is an amazing legal representative and person.I was facing a challenging trial. After getting to speak... with Dylan he alleviated all of my stress and concern that burdened me. He provided valuable knowledge and was very intelligent and that eased my stress of the approaching Trial Court Dates . He provided an abundance of research and paperwork, he just had that intelligent edge and legal insight that was commendable. He was very kind and a pleasure too speak with and very personable. Look no further! The legal services provided to me by Dylan was an absolute success. Dylan returned my life back to me. He got me out of a very challenging situation. No matter how much I would thank you Dylan, you are the best 🙂read more
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Glowing Reviews From Our Clients

Excellent service! I would highly recommend going with this team. If I ever need assistance with anything of this manner again, I wouldn’t hesitate to call or email the team at Oykhman Criminal Defence again.

M.M.

Everyone was very professional and understanding. They explained everything and put me at ease. Any question I had were answered right. If you need help I’d highly recommend this law firm.

B.L.

Disclaimer: All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided. The results provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer/firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the lawyer/firm. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.

Get A Free Consultation

Receive a free 30-60 minute consultation to discuss your case.

We value your privacy. All information is kept strictly confidential.

All our 30-60 minute free consultations are conducted with one of our Criminal Defence Lawyers and include the following steps:

  1. Gathering of some personal information about you, such as your level of education, occupation, and citizenship status. This information can be crucial for building your defence and seeking a resolution with the Crown Prosecutor;
  2. Careful review of all documents you received from the police. We will explain what each document is, and what you can expect from and need to do for all upcoming appearances;
  3. Critical review of your recollection of events, and any supporting materials you choose to bring with you. This step helps us identify possible defences and avenues for further investigation; and
  4. Discussion of the court process, our fee structure, and what we can do to help.

Beyond these steps, we would be happy to tell you more about us, and answer any questions you may have. If you chose to retain us to help you, we will immediately provide an overview of what steps we plan to take next, and suggestions as to what you should do to improve your chances of a successful outcome.

For the free initial consultation to be as productive as possible, you should bring (or email in advance) the following materials:

  • A written statement (preferably typed) outlining your version of events;
  • All documents that you have been given by the court or by the police;
  • Any disclosure you have received;
  • Photo ID; and
  • Any supporting documents, such as photographs, emails, texts, phone records, medical records, receipts, etc.

Ideally, you will have prepared a copy of these materials for us to keep, but if not, we can always photocopy them during the consultation.

We offer flexible payment options and structures designed to meet our clients’ individual needs. Our lawyers accept all major credit cards, bank drafts, money orders, email money transfers (e-transfers) and, of course, cash.

If you decide to retain us after the free initial consultation, all we need is a retainer (down payment) to get started. The rest of the fee payments for the case can be spaced out over time. We can set you up on a monthly or bi-monthly payment plan, and process payments over the telephone or by email to make it easy for you.

The cost of a criminal defence lawyer will depend on several factors, including:

  1. how complex your case is,
  2. how serious the charges are, and
  3. how experienced the Criminal Defence lawyer is.

The fees of a competent Criminal Defence Lawyer will typically range into the thousands of dollars. The good news is that only a fraction of that amount is due initially. We offer flexible payment schedules so thefees can be paid in monthly installments.

Additionally, we offer flat rate fees, with no hidden costs. It is our standard practice to review all the costs during the free initial consultation. This means you will know exactly what our services cost at the outset and can make an informed decision about how to proceed.