Our Criminal Lawyer Services During COVID-19

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Our Criminal Lawyer Services During COVID-19 2020-07-06T19:27:38+00:00

Our Criminal Lawyer Services During Covid-19

The COVID-19 crisis has affected the lives and businesses of all Torontonians, and criminal lawyers are no exception. If you are looking for legal assistance with your criminal or traffic matters, we want you to know that our lawyers are still here, and still ready to help. You can call or email us any time to schedule a free consultation, and receive immediate legal advice and assistance.

In the interim, there are important changes to both legal and court services of which everyone looking for legal services should be aware.

Fortunately, the Ontario government has deemed legal services an “Essential Service”, under the heading of “Community Services”: https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces. This allows us to continue providing essential legal services to anyone in need of a criminal defence lawyer or even a traffic lawyer. 

Since the pandemic, our office has made significant changes to the way we provide legal services to ensure our clients’ safety, as well as those of our lawyers and staff. In many ways, we have actually optimized our systems to provide better service to our clients. Below is a listing of the most notable changes.

Virtual Client Meetings

Our team has adopted the latest telephone and audio conference programs, including What’s App, Zoom, and Webex. This means we can meet you virtually anywhere (no pun intended), including from the comfort of your own home or office.

The video conference option also allows you to record our video meeting for future review and reference. When we meet clients in person, there is so much information to remember that our clients call back asking to be reminded of some of the details. By recording the video call, this critical information and advice is preserved. 

Electronic Document Exchange

Instead of bringing all your documents in for your in-person consultation with our lawyers, we can process most of your and our documents electronically. We can also send you documents electronically. Even documents that require a legal signature can be signed electronically and sent back to us with a click of a button on your electronic device, or a swipe of a finger.

Virtual Disclosure Review

One of the best features of a virtual meeting is that we can share our computer screen with you so you can see what we see on our computer screen. This allows us to go over police documents, or even video evidence, together in real-time from the comfort of your own home

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Remote Legal Service Payment Options

We have moved to a completely digital payment option so that you never have to risk COVID-19 infection by handling cash or attending our physical office to make a payment. The most effective ways of making a payment are via electronic fund transfer (e-transfer) or telephone credit card payment over the telephone. For those needing to make a cash payment, we can always make an exception, but the we never want our clients to risk their safety by physically attending our office for payment purposes.

Video and Telephone Court Appearances

Toronto courts, and most court centers around the province, are increasingly using electronic systems for court appearances and court filing.  Our office is on the front line of the adaptations. We have successfully conducted numerous Video and Telephone court appearances, including even a homicide sentencing through Webex Video technology, from our legal offices. 

As electronic court filing and court appearances become more frequent, we will continue implementing the latest technologies to ensure that we can effectively represent you and your interests in court. 

We are even exploring options of conducting court appearances and trials from our legal offices, with you remaining either at home, or attending our offices, rather than having to go to the court house. We expect this process will not only reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection for all court participants, but also make our ability to defend you more efficient and effective.

Latest Ontario Court Services Changes and Announcements

As part of our ongoing services, we continue to stay informed about the many changes the court system is implementing in Toronto and throughout Ontario, and inform our clients of the changes accordingly.

There are three levels of court in Ontario, and each has its own systems and processes, with its own set of COVID-19 announcements and directives. If you are not currently a client, but would like to learn more about the latest court changes, please visit the following official Ontario Court web pages for the latest information that may affect your case:

  1. Ontario Court of Appeal COVID-19 announcements: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/coa/en/notices/COVID-19.htm 
  2. Ontario Superior Court of Justice announcements: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/notices-and-orders-covid-19/ 
  3. Ontario Court of Justice (including traffic court) COVID-19 announcements: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/covid-19/ 

We want to again remind you that we are here to help. If you have a legal matter that you need help with, and are struggling to understand the changing court process and what legal services are available for you, please contact us. We offer free consultations, flat rate fees, flexible payment plans, and a piece of mind to help you navigate this difficult process.

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