Testimonials

Testimonials

I was charged with sexual assault, domestic assault and breaches in Ottawa. Celine was able to get me out of jail on bail, so I could wait for my trial from home instead of in jail. During the trial, Celine was wonderful. She won the case! The best decision I made was to hire Celine. To anyone who is facing serious criminal charges, do yourself a favour and hire Celine right away.

M.E. | March 2020

Celine is an awesome lawyer. I was charged with breaking and entering in Ottawa. I drank too much and thought it would be funny if I climbed into a construction trailer. But Celine got my charges dropped. I learned many things from that experience: 1. Hire Celine if you want to win, and 2. Don’t climb into a construction trailer.

D.S. | February 2020

I was charged with sexual assault and sexual interference in Brockville, Ontario.  My ex-girlfriend’s daughter told her mother that I had sexually abused her.  I was innocent, and desperate for someone to listen to me. I was scared that if the judge believed this kid, I was going to be locked away in jail for years, for something I didn’t do.  I hired Celine because of all the great reviews - and I have to say - she is a great lawyer.  At trial, Celine questioned my accuser for half a day, until the kid stopped answering any questions - she was caught in a lie and she knew it, and she told the judge that she didn’t want to lie anymore.  All charges were dropped against me.  Celine is a great lawyer.

T.S. | February 2020

Ms. Dostaler has been incredible throughout the whole process.  I have never been charged in my whole life, and I’ve never dealt with the police.  When the police arrested me for a charge of harassment and unlawfully entering a dwelling, I didn’t know what to do. I thought my life was over, I thought I would be sent to jail and they’d throw away the key.  Instead, I decided to stand up for myself, and find a criminal defence lawyer in Ottawa.  I found Ms. Dostaler, and she immediately put me at ease - she explained what to expect and how we could work together to get the best outcome.  Her hard work and patience answering all my worries proved the best decision I could have made - the judge gave me a discharge.  Thank you so much.

A.M. | February 2020

I just wanted to let you know you did a great job, and I was very happy with everything you had done for me.  Thank you so much.

K.J. | January 2020

My son was 16 when he was charged with a serious assault in Ottawa.  I was scared that this charge could ruin his life.  Celine helped me and my son.  With her hard work, dedication and care, my son’s charges were dropped after he completed counselling.  Celine achieved the best results.  I can never thank you enough.

L.L | January 2020

I was charged with domestic assault in Ottawa.  I was in a very toxic relationship, and things finally came to an end when she called the police on me.  I had no criminal record.  The charges were dropped, and I had a Peace Bond for those charges.  Celine does great work!  Call her and she will do everything humanly possible to prevent you from having a criminal record, like she did with me!  I highly recommend her. 

R.H. | January 2020

Celine is my hero - the best criminal lawyer in Ottawa.

I was charged with sexual assault in Ottawa. I tried telling the cops I didn’t do it, but they didn’t believe me. No one believed me.  They wanted to lock me up for years for something I didn’t do.  I got to see Celine in a trial and she was fantastic.  She showed the judge that my accuser was lying and making up stories.  Celine fought hard and I was vindicated and acquitted.  Celine is my hero - the best criminal lawyer in Ottawa.

M.E. | January 2020

Celine delivers on her promises.

I was charged with trafficking cocaine, and the charges were dropped because of her. She really does answer all her calls and emails personally. Anytime I had questions, she was happy to answer them and made sure that I understood what was happening.

J.C. | December 2019

Thank you with all my heart.

When my husband was charged with a serious assault it tore our family apart. We were scared that if he goes to jail he’d lose his job, and we’d lose our house. Celine worked tirelessly for his defence, she helped us get the best results.

M.B. | December 2019

I managed to conclude a very upsetting part of my life with a happy ending, who can ask for a better result?

I found Céline after an online search for transit mischief defense.  She proved herself to be very knowledgeable about the various outcomes and after a detailed interview, advised me she would pursue a solution that did not include a conviction.  It was a high-profile case with front page coverage in the local media, so she was required to respond to reporters as well as mount a successful defense. 

One of her best assets is the way that she put me at ease, her reassuring and confident tone put an end to my sleepless nights!  And then the time came to deliver the good news:  the Crown was dropping the charges in exchange for a routine diversion program completion.  She even helped proof-read my letter of apology!

It was all in all a very positive experience and I highly recommend Céline Dostaler if you need a strong and capable (fluently bilingual) defense attorney.  Please also note that my court case was in Kingston, not Ottawa, but she delivered the best outcome even in another city!

I managed to conclude a very upsetting part of my life with a happy ending, who can ask for a better result?

P. S. | November 2019

I highly recommend Celine Dostaler.

Thank you for the excellent services!  You went above and beyond, and achieved excellent results.  I was charged with Gambling fraud and Cheating at play.Celine is an excellent lawyer, and delivers excellent services.

E.Z. | November 2019

Thank you so much for all your hard work.

I appreciated your honest review of my case, telling me if I had a good defence or if there were chances I would be found guilty.  You were able to get great results in my case, and for that I am forever thankful.

J.F. | October 2019

Celine is a great lawyer who delivers results.

She takes the time to explain what is happening and knows her stuff. Call Celine if you need a great lawyer.

W.K. | October 2019

Celine is probably the best option you have in getting yourself out of trouble

Celine recently represented my son in a criminal matter. We live in Ottawa, Ontario, and my son was involved in a situation that involved the police — having never dealt with anything like this before we did not know what to expect. Not only was Celine an exceptional communicator with our entire family, but she also advocated my son's case like a true expert. Celine was successful at getting all charges dropped, and today my son can rebuild his life. We could not be more thankful. For anyone in need of a quality criminal lawyer, we recommend Celine Dostaler. She is probably the best option you have in getting yourself out of trouble.

B | October 2019

Thank you!

You were great throughout!

C.A. | September 2019

Thank you so much. I highly recommend her to anyone charged with a DUI or dangerous driving in Ottawa.

I met with Celine after I was charged with a DUI and dangerous driving.  The crown wanted to take my licence away for many years.  I knew I screwed up, but I couldn’t lose my licence for that long.  Celine fought hard, and negotiated a great deal on my behalf.  The Crown dropped the dangerous driving, and now I can get the interlock device and my licence back in 90 days.

P.W. | September 2019

Celine is the best.

I was charged with an assault in L’Orignal, Ontario.  I’m a good person, who has never been in trouble with the law.  Except, all of a sudden, here I was, heading to court.  I was scared, I didn’t know what to do.  I called Celine right away.  She helped me keep calm, understand what is happening, and because of how hard she fought in my case, I don’t have a criminal record.

M.D. | August 2019

I highly recommend her.

I was charged in Ottawa Ontario.  Celine was able to fight for me to get the best results.

D.F. | August 2019

Celine is a great lawyer.

I recommend her to everyone.

A.L. | August 2019

With your confidence and knowledge you give me the second chance for my life, I guess I can only say ”THANKS FOR EVERYTHING"

Once again that thank you to get me off my trouble with your effort then I can have second chance to be a good citizen again.

J.C. | July 2019

Thank you very much.

I was living through a nightmare – being falsely accused with inappropriately touching my granddaughter. My family was torn apart. But, you were there to help me, and because of you justice prevailed. I was acquitted and can continue to live my life.

B.T. | July 2019

You are an exceptional lawyer.

After a messy breakup, my ex-girlfriend made up charges of assault against her. I was facing jail time, and would have lost my job.  But the judge found me not guilty after the trial.  Thank you so much!  I recommend you to anyone who needs a lawyer.

C.P. | June 2019

Thank you for your hard work.

You were available to answer all my questions, and you won my case.  That’s a great lawyer right there. 

J.S. | June 2019

You’re the best.

I came to you scared and hopeless facing domestic violence charges. I was scared that I would lose my job and would go to jail because of something a crazy ex-girlfriend told police.  But you helped me beat all the charges.

D.K. | June 2019

I recommend her.

Celine has been my lawyer for years.  She works hard and always gets the best results.

W.B. | May 2019

Celine comes to court assertive and confident.

Celine comes to court assertive and confident.  She has strong advocacy skills and is a great lawyer.

K.L. | May 2019

Great lawyer.

I highly recommend her.

A.Q. | May 2019

Celine made sure that I did not go to jail.

I was charged with defrauding my old boss.  Others told me I’d be looking at jail time.

J.O. | April 2019

She’s a great lawyer.

My kids lied to the cops and told them I hit them.  Celine was able to convince the crown to drop the charges.

C.R. | April 2019

Thank you so much for all your hard work.

I was charged with fraud, and was worried I would lose my job. Your hard work saved me.

F.M. | April 2019

You get the best results.

I came to your office feeling horrible about my actions, but also hoping that I would not get a criminal record.  You immediately explained everything to me, kept me updated and gave me tasks for me to follow through so that you could fight for me.  Thank you so much!

P.B. | April 2019

Thank you so much! I recommend Celine to anyone who needs a criminal lawyer in Ottawa.

I knew when I first started talking with you that you were going to help me.  You calmed me down, explained what was going to happen, and you were always available to answer all of my questions.

M.G. | March 2019

Thanks again!

You saved my life.  You fought for me, won.  I don’t have a criminal record, I don’t have to quit my job.  And, now, I live a better life.

C.C. | March 2019

I recommend Celine to everyone.

She has been my lawyer for years.  She is patient and hard working and gets the best results.

R.H. | March 2019

Thank you very much for all the hard work you have done on my case.

You fought hard, and I don’t have a criminal record.  

A.A. | July 2019

Thank you so much for spending all the time working with me and my family.

Your hard work and dedication to your clients made me felt heard and in safe hands.  You were able to make an impossible situation better.  I knew that my momentary lapse in judgement caused an irreparable accident and others were hurt, but you made sure that I would not lose my whole life by going to jail for 2 years.  Thanks again!

R.B. | February 2019

Celine convinced the Crown to drop all charges against me.

I was charged with a sexual assault, but the crown dropped the charges before a trial even started.

S.L. | February 2019

Thank you Celine and team for providing the case with assurance and quality efforts.

It’s been a privilege and an honor to work with you in defending my case, the amount of effort and time you put in to your clients is remarkable and appreciated.


In which what felt like an eternity, Celine has proven her work-ethics and her determination to get an innocent man out of jail time.


I’ve had lawyers before working on my case that showed no interest and no efforts and no patience for the matter, when i met Celine she assured me what she fights for, you.


Celine made it possible for a father to return to his family and focus on what matters the most, and i can’t thank them enough for everything they’ve done for me to do so.
 Thank you Celine and team for providing the case with assurance and quality efforts.

M.B. | January 2019

Thank you for all your hard work.

Thank you so much for all your hard work. I was charged with impaired driving. I was in an accident and concussed, but I was not the one driving. The police just assumed I was the driver, and stopped their investigation right there. In their mind, I was guilty no matter what. Celine worked tirelessly to fight my case. I was acquitted after a long trial, and finally can breathe again. Thank you for all your hard work.


 

B.L. | January 2019

She is very professional and knowledgeable, and gets great results.

She is very helpful and understanding.  She makes the situation very easy to deal with and tries to ease away all the stress during the process.  She is very professional and knowledgeable, and gets great results.

A.P. | January 2019

Call Celine. She will get you results!

Celine is honest, real and down to earth.  If you want the best criminal defence lawyer in Ottawa, call Celine. She will get you results!

H.L. | December 2018

I am extremely happy with the results obtained at court.

Thank you again for all your hard work on my son’s file.  I am extremely happy with the results obtained at court. 

N.W. | December 2018

Outstanding Work

There are not enough words of gratitude again to express to you Celine for your outstanding work, your extreme professionalism and your compassion given to my family and I.  Thank you so much.

A.B. | December 2018

Professional, Patient and Compassionate

I immediately I knew I was meeting with someone who was professional, patient and compassionate.  She answered all my questions, was happy to explain every step of the way, and got the right result after a lot of hard work.

J.J. | December 2018

She got the results I was looking for.

Celine is very compassionate and supportive, and she got the results I was looking for.  Anyone who needs a criminal lawyer needs to talk to Celine immediately.

J.G. | December 2018

She definitely is the best lawyer.

She definitely is the best lawyer.  Celine worked tirelessly in my case, and got an excellent result.

J.S. | November 2018

Great results in my case!

Great results in my case!  With Celine by my side, I was able to walk out of the courthouse with no criminal charges.

S.P. | November 2018

I was in good hands.

I am very grateful I spoke to Celine Dostaler. When I was charged with refusal, I contacted her and I immediately knew that I was in good hands.  I would absolutely recommend her to anyone in need of help.

N.K. | November 2018

She worked tirelessly in my defence

I have never needed a lawyer before.  I didn't know where to turn to.  Celine took the time to explain everything, to answer all my questions.  She worked tirelessly in my defence, and because of her, Justice was served.  Thank you Celine for all your hard work. 

M.S. | October 2018

Celine was able to make sure that I keep a clean record.

I was charged with threats, because of a road rage situation.  Celine was able to make sure that I keep a clean record.

D.F. | October 2018

Not only does he not have a criminal record, my son has stopped using drugs.

My son took too much drugs: it made him go crazy.  He didn't remember what he did, but everyone else did.  Celine was able to convince him to do rehab, get better, and because of all that, he got a discharge.  Now, not only does he not have a criminal record, my son has stopped using drugs. 

M.A. | October 2018

Charges were dropped because of Celine.

I was charged with assault against my child after he went to school and made up stories about how he got a fat lip. I couldn't see my kids for a while, I couldn't go back home, for something I didn't do.  Charges were dropped because of Celine.

C.R. | October 2018

Celine was great at trial

My boyfriend and I were arguing.  Someone called the police, and they charged me.  Both of us were drunk, and no one wanted any charges.  Celine was great at trial, and I was acquitted. 

T.H. | October 2018

I contacted Celine, and she immediately put me at ease.

My daughter has ADHD and aggression issues, and does not always think about the consequences of her actions.  She was charged with assault with a weapon and breaching her conditions.  When she was charged, I was worried for her - as any mother would be.  I contacted Celine, and she immediately put me at ease.  She always answered all my questions, is very knowledgeable and professional. My daughter does not have a criminal record.

O.B. | October 2018

The judge found me not guilty

I was charged with a DUI in L’Orignal, because I was in the driver’s seat of the car. I was supposed to be a DD, but drank too much.  I went to the car and charged my phone, hoping to call a cab or find a place to stay the night.  The police stopped me because I was in the driver’s seat.  I was terrified of getting a criminal record and losing my licence. I was acquitted after trial.  The judge found me not guilty.  Celine worked very hard and was very dedicated to my case.  

A.N. | August 2018

I will recommend you hands down

I hope to never need your services again, but if I or anyone I know ever needs help fighting criminal charges I will recommend you hands down. 

E.G. | August 2018

She kept me well informed throughout the whole process

Ms. Dostaler was consistently well informed about my situation.  She explained the worst case and best case, and was optimistic that she could work out the best case scenario.  And she did.  She kept me well informed throughout the whole process. 

C.C. | July 2018

She fought for me, and in the end I got justice

God Bless you Celine.  I was scared that I’d go to jail.  I was charged with a sexual assault, I didn’t do it, and I needed to fight to keep my record clean.  Celine did just that.  She fought for me, and in the end I got justice: the charges were dropped against me.  Thanks again Celine.

J.A.R. | July 2018

Recommend her to any family member or friend that needs legal help

Celine is very compassionate.  Celine kept me posted on all the updates and answered all my questions and concerns promptly.  I would highly recommend her to any family member or friend that needs legal help.

D.I. | July 2018

It’s a Win-Win, no criminal record and I don’t have to see my ex anymore.

I met with Celine and knew I was in the right hands right away.  She was able to convince the Crown to drop the charges against me as long as I stayed away from my ex.  I was happy never to see my ex anyways.  It’s a Win-Win, no criminal record and I don’t have to see my ex anymore.

K.M. | June 2018

She was able to get the DUI dropped

Because I hired Celine, I prevented myself from having a criminal record.  I was going to plead guilty to a DUI, but Celine looked at the file and identified some weaknesses in the Crown's case.  She was able to get the DUI dropped and because of her I didn't get a criminal record.  I recommend Celine to anyone who is looking for a criminal lawyer. 

P.T. | June 2018

She is very personable and trustworthy.

Celine is very knowledgeable and patient.  She took the time to explain everything to me, and made sure that I understood it. She is very personable and trustworthy. She makes sure that her clients understand everything that is going on. 

J.N. | May 2018

She is thorough and made sure that I did not get a criminal record.

I was charged with a domestic assault.  I met with Celine and instantly knew she was the right lawyer for the job!  She is thorough and made sure that I did not get a criminal record.  Thank you!

M.S. | May 2018

She was able to reassure me every step of the way.

Celine's calm demeanour helped reassure me through this horrible ordeal.  She was able to reassure me every step of the way.  I knew I was making the right choice.  I did make the right choice because she won my case.

J.N. | April 2018

Celine worked tirelessly on my case and got the best results.

I was charged with a domestic assault - my ex made up allegations that I hit her. Celine worked tirelessly on my case and got the best results.

A.N. | March 2018

With your help and dedication, the crown dropped the case against me.

Thank you for helping me through this horrible time in my life.  With your help and dedication, the crown dropped the case against me.

M.S. | March 2018

The crown dropped the charges against me because of her work.

Celine is an amazing criminal lawyer. I was charged with a domestic assault in Ottawa. Celine was honest, dedicated to my case and her presence in the courtroom was very impressive. The crown dropped the charges against me because of her work.

K.W. | February 2018

I was able to save my job because of her hard work.

I was charged in Cornwall.  The Crown, the Judge and other lawyers told me that I would be facing numerous months in jail.  After the first meeting with Celine, I was confident about what was going to happen.  Celine worked hard on my case, and instead of spending months in jail, she convinced the judge that I should only be on house arrest!  I was able to save my job because of her hard work.

S.D. | February 2018

You won’t be disappointed, I know I wasn’t.

I was charged with theft. Celine was upfront about the fees, with no surprises. I would recommend at the very least a consultation with Celine. You won’t be disappointed, I know I wasn’t.

D.R. | January 2018

She is professional, caring, and very knowledgeable, and my son was found not guilty.

My teenager was charged with a criminal offence, I was scared and never dealt with this type of situation. I was able to contact Celine very quickly - she met with me and my son on short notice, and was able to explain the next steps. She is professional, caring, and very knowledgeable, and my son was found not guilty.

J.W. | January 2018

Céline is truly a great lawyer

Céline is truly a great lawyer. She is compassionate and understanding, and was able to push the crown attorney to drop my charges.

B.S. | December 2017

She did what other lawyers said was impossible.

Céline went above and beyond to prove my innocence and investigated every angle, digging every bit of evidence that she could find. She did what other lawyers said was impossible. She won my case by a landslide.

C.H. | November 2017

Céline is the best criminal lawyer in Ottawa.

I have a secret clearance for my job - if I have a criminal record, I will lose my job. Céline made sure that the prosecutor dropped the charges. She worked hard, explained everything to me, and made sure I do not have a criminal record. Céline is the best criminal lawyer in Ottawa.

N.B. | November 2017

Céline was very professional and knowledgeable.

I was charged with DUI in Ottawa, Ontario. I was scared: I lost my job because of my drinking, and was scared what would happen in court too. Celine was very professional and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure working with her to get the best possible result in my case.

K.D. | August 2017

Céline worked really hard and prepared for my trial.

I was charged with a assault against my wife when the neighbour called the police because we were shouting at each other. I was prevented from seeing my wife and kids by the police, and we were devastated and wanted things to end as fast as possible. Céline worked really hard and prepared for my trial. I was found not guilty after the trial, and finally, my life returned to normal. 

J.D. | August 2017

No criminal record and back home taking care of my family.

I was charged with domestic violence in Ottawa, Ontario. My wife and I were arguing and the police were called. I was separated from my family. We were scared and we wanted to be together again as soon as possible. Céline listened and was able to get the best possible results - no criminal record and back home taking care of my family. Thanks again!

C.L. | August 2017

Céline's knowledge and experience put me at ease.

I was charged with possession of marijuana in L'Orignal, Ontario.  I cannot get into my dream job with a criminal record.  Céline's knowledge and experience put me at ease.  She is an amazing lawyer - I now have no criminal record and am free to continue working towards my future profession. 

S.G. | July 2017

She was able to get me the best results.

I was charged with DUI and over 80.  I was scared of going to jail, and of what would happen at court.  My family and I met with Céline and she immediately put my mind at ease.  She was caring and took into account my personal circumstances.  She was able to get me the best results.  I am very happy I chose you as my lawyer.

M.H. | July 2017

I would recommend Céline to anyone who has criminal charges

The best lawyer! She's honest, and smart, and always gets the best deal.  I would recommend Céline to anyone who has criminal charges

R.H. | June 2017

I highly recommend Céline to everyone.

I was stupid: I got drunk, made a wrong decision and damaged a roommate's things so she would leave instead of just kicking her out of my house.  I was charged with mischief and uttering threats.  I did a lot of research to find  a good lawyer that would fight for me, and the research paid off.  With Céline, I did not get a criminal record.  The Crown dropped the charge as long as I stay away from my old roommate.  I highly recommend Céline to everyone. 

G.S. | June 2017

Because of Céline, my charges were dropped.

From the first time I called Céline, she was able to put my mind at ease.  Because of Céline, my charges were dropped.  Best money I've ever spent.  I highly recommend her.

D.S. | May 2017

Ms. Dostaler is very knowledgeable and patient.

Ms. Dostaler is very knowledgeable and patient. She answered all my questions and put me at ease. I recommend her to anyone needing help.

L.N. | March 2017

Céline convinced the judge otherwise.

I was charged with aggravated assault. I first hired another lawyer, but didn't keep him for my trial. I thought I could do better on my own, I thought it would be easy. I was convicted. I hired Céline before I faced the judge for sentence - the Crown told me he wanted me to go to jail. Céline convinced the judge otherwise. Thanks Céline. 

P.P. | February 2017

I guess they were scared of facing Céline Dostaler.

My son was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and was charged with criminal offences. Céline worked hard for the trial, and on the day of, the Crown dropped all the charges. I guess they were scared of facing Céline Dostaler. Thank you for your hard work.

T.F. | January 2017

Céline worked hard and with her help, I received a conditional discharge

My girlfriend was hurt by a guy in her class, and the school did nothing. When I saw the guy, I lost it and hit him, hard. The Crown wanted me to go to jail, Céline worked hard and with her help, I received a conditional discharge. Not only did I avoid jail, I don't have a criminal conviction on my record. Thank you Céline.

G.K. | February 2016

With professionalism and care

With professionalism and care, Céline took care of my case and made sure that I did not have a criminal record.

M.R. | January 2016

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