L’Orignal criminal defence lawyer Céline Dostaler is on your side. Dedicated to your defence.

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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

Free consultation, flat fee, frank advice

The law can be confusing and understanding your rights can feel overwhelming. That’s why Céline is on hand to guide you through the process, giving you her undivided attention along every step of the way.

Céline offers a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your unique case. From there she charges a flat fee so that you know exactly what your case will cost. There are no hidden fees, no surprises, and no additional charges for calls, emails, or consultations. Just frank legal advice from a lawyer who’s on your side.

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Practice Areas

Since beginning her legal career, Céline Dostaler has practiced exclusively as a criminal defence lawyer in practice areas that include:

Impaired Driving (DUI) & Over .80

Drinking and driving is a criminal offence identified when a person exhibits reckless behaviour while driving, or when they fail a breathalyzer test administered by a police officer.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is the intentional physical touching of another person who has not consented. Threatening actions that do not result in physical contact may also constitute a sexual assault.


Assault is a criminal offence in which a person applies force or threatens to apply force on another person without that other person’s consent.

Domestic Assault

Domestic assault relates to harming or intending to harm a family, household member, or partner, as well as forcible confinement, uttering threats, and mischief to property. While waiting for trial, a person accused with domestic assault must not be in contact with their family or partner, until the court agrees to change that condition.

Drug Offence

Drug offences can include the production, possession, or trafficking of drugs and controlled substances like narcotics. A person may be charged with the production of a prohibited or controlled substance, drug possession, drug trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, or trafficking as part of a “criminal organization”.

White Collar Crime

White collar crimes include false pretences, counterfeit money, falsification of books and records, real estate fraud, forgery, theft under power of attorney, securities fraud, and money laundering.

Police Obstruction

Obstruction is a verbal or physical act that interferes with a police officer’s job. This includes resisting arrest using physical force or by trying to elude the police.

Search and Seizure

Search and seizure is a procedure that can be used by law enforcement to produce evidence for the prosecution of alleged criminals. Searches must be authorized before they are performed.

Weapons Possession

Under Canadian law, a weapon is any object designed or intended for use in causing injury or death to another person, or for the purposes of intimidating or threatening a person.


Homicide is a serious criminal offence that involves taking another person’s life, either through indirect or direct actions. It is a broad term used to describe several different types of homicide.


Fraud is a criminal offence that is committed when a person takes advantage of another person or persons, defrauding them of money or valuable security, property, or service, by means of intentional deception for one’s personal gain.

Theft and Shoplifting

Theft is a criminal act in which property belonging to someone is taken without that person’s consent. This includes shoplifting (retail theft), possession of stolen property, breaches of trust, workplace-related theft, price switching, and gaming offences.


Mischief covers all types of damage made to another person’s property. It is committed when a person intentionally damages or destroys property with no intent to steal it, or when they render it dangerous, useless, inoperative, or ineffective.

Young Offender

A young offender is a child between the ages of 12-17 who has committed a crime. If you or someone you know are under the age of 18 and have been charged with a crime, you cannot be tried as an adult.

Bail Hearings and Bail Reviews

Following an arrest, the accused is brought into police custody. Shortly after, a bail hearing is held to decide if the accused will remain in custody while waiting for the trial, or be released on bail and be trusted to make any and all required court appearances up to and including a trial.

Céline Dostaler

Céline Dostaler is born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She studied at the University of Ottawa, where she completed a bilingual undergraduate degree in Criminology and Psychology. She completed the French Common Law Program in 2009 and was called to the bar in 2010.

Céline has been working exclusively in criminal defence law. She defends all criminal charges, including assault charges, domestic assault, impaired driving, Driving Under Influence (DUI), drug charges, sex offences, child pornography, and fraud. She appears regularly before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa, L’Orignal, Brockville, Perth, Cornwall and Pembroke.

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