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Toronto Murder Criminal Defence Lawyer

Defending Against Murder or Manslaughter Charges in Ontario

If you are facing charges for murder or manslaughter, you need the best defence possible. A conviction for these offences will be completely life-altering. If you are under investigation or believe that you may be charged in connection with a death, do not hesitate to find an experienced defence lawyer.

I have more than 30 years of experience defending clients in high-stakes murder and manslaughter cases. My approach in these matters is proactive and thorough. I fully investigate the events, with the help of experts in forensics, ballistics and other fields. My practice is built on defending against serious charges, and there are none more serious than murder or manslaughter.

I am ready to meet with you and begin building your defence. Arrange a free initial consultation with me, a skilled Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Newmarket murder defence lawyer, by calling (416) 651-2299 or toll free 888-399-3164 or e-mail.

Strong Defence Against All Murder and Manslaughter Charges in Ontario

Your best defence is my experience.

I also have a thorough understanding of the law surrounding confessions and identification, two areas of evidence that often prove to be critical in murder or manslaughter cases.

Murder cases must be tried by a jury. I have the necessary experience, advocacy skills and confidence to convincingly argue your case to the jury.

My experience allows me to represent clients facing any type of homicide charge in or around Toronto, including:

  • First-degree murder: murder with planning and deliberation, murder for hire, murder of a police officer, murder committed during another offence, such as robbery
  • Second-degree murder
  • Attempted murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Criminal negligence causing death

Possible Penalties for Conviction

First-degree murder is punishable by life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 25 years. Second-degree murder is punishable by life in prison without eligibility for parole for 10 to 25 years. Manslaughter and attempted murder are punishable by a maximum of life in prison.

You should know that if the sentence is life in prison, even if you are eventually granted parole, you will be on parole for the rest of your life. If you breach a condition of parole at any point during your life, your parole can be revoked and you will go back to prison.

I will do everything possible to help you avoid the most serious consequences of conviction. You can rely on me to passionately and skilfully defend your rights and freedom.

Information on Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) Applications is available here.

Representing Clients Through Legal Aid

The individuals charged with these types of offences often do not have the financial ability to secure the legal representation they need. Legal Aid Ontario maintains an Extremely Serious Criminal Matters (ESCM) panel to which I have been admitted. ESCM lawyers must meet strict and demanding experience requirements before they are admitted to the panel. If you or a friend or family member is charged with murder, manslaughter or attempted murder, the case will most likely qualify for Big Case Management, which means that I can negotiate with Legal Aid for a budget that will ensure an effective defence. More information on representing clients through Legal Aid is available here.

Contact a Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Newmarket Murder and Manslaughter Charges Law Firm

Do not hesitate to reach out for legal help to fight murder or manslaughter allegations. Set up a free consultation with me by calling 416-651-2299 or toll free 1-888-399-3164 today or via e-mail.

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