If you are being investigated or charged with a crime, you should seek experienced legal counsel.
Sometimes a person will come to my office and say, “I’ve been charged with a crime and I just want to plead guilty and get this over with."
Once you make it past your first appearance as a self-represented defendant the next step is to prepare for the actual trial.
Those facing a criminal crime can represent themselves at trial. I offer advice to people about how to do that, while pointing out areas where the guidance of a lawyer might make a real difference in the judicial outcome.
With the holiday season approaching, it’s a good time to remind the public of the revised laws on impaired driving, says Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler.
Canada’s first conviction for impaired canoeing will likely lead to more charges against operators of human-powered watercraft, says Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler.
The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has sent a strong message to police that they can’t take anonymous tips at face value but must investigate them further, says Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler.
The defence in a B.C. drug trial has made effective use of an expert witness to demonstrate that a police dog’s behaviour did not justify the search of a man’s vehicle, says Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler.
Three women charged with the vicious kidnapping and sexual assault of another woman are liars whose versions of events are "ludicrous," Crown prosecutors said Monday in their closing submissions in an Ottawa courtroom.
Employees accused of workplace fraud should contact a criminal lawyer as soon as possible to protect their rights in any future legal proceedings, says Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler.