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With thousands of wins & favorable results, our Brampton criminal lawyers have defended over 5000 cases in Brampton & throughout Ontario. We win cases, avoid Criminal records and to keep driver licences.

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Years of legal experience as crown attorneys, prosecutors and criminal defence lawyers throughout the GTA and in Brampton. We know the defence strategies to protect your future.  About Us >

Brampton Criminal Lawyer & Former Crown Attorney

At Charitsis Law, our team of skilled Brampton criminal lawyers are committed to winning your case and delivering a successful outcomes.

We understand that facing criminal charges can be overwhelming and we are here to provide you with qualified and experienced criminal lawyers for the Brampton, the Peel Region, and Toronto Courts.

With a proven track record of success, our criminal defence lawyers have successfully represented over 5,000 criminal cases in the last 20 years and is one of the best-reviewed law offices in Brampton and throughout Ontario.

Protect your rights, your future and your freedom by choosing Charitsis Law. Contact us today at 416-731-7113 (24 hours) for a free consultation.

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Brampton Criminal Lawyers


When you’re facing criminal charges in Peel Region, you need an experienced criminal lawyer with a proven record of winning trials.

When it comes to the Brampton courts our lawyers have years of experience Brampton Superior Court, Brampton Court of Justice, and the Provincial Offences court.

As top-tier defence lawyers, we treat each client with respect and dedication, we charge a reasonable fee based on our commitment to high level of service and history of winning trials. Our criminal law office has received top rankings and reviews from Google,, the Better Business Bureau, and we’re one of the best reviewed law offices in Ontario.

As Brampton criminal lawyers we pride ourselves on understanding the workings of Brampton Courthouse, the law, and justice system in Brampton. We’re committed to doing everything possible to win your case.

While past results do not guarantee future outcomes, our Brampton criminal lawyers are not just a single lawyer but a team of criminal defence lawyers working together to win your case, and it works! As well as defence & trial lawyers our staff includes experts such as medical professionals, paralegals, and retired police officers, all who contribute to building the strongest possible defence for you.

As Brampton criminal lawyers we pride ourselves on understanding the workings of Brampton Courthouse, the law, and justice system in Brampton. We’re committed to doing everything possible to win your case.

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Criminal Defence for the Brampton & Area Courts

Brampton Criminal Lawyers

As Brampton criminal lawyers, Charitsis Law works as a team of experienced and senior defence lawyers. We work to tireless defend our clients with hundreds of wins and positive reviews from people just like you.  Here’s what sets us apart:

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  • Experience: Experience counts in criminal defence, and especially at the Brampton courts. With years of legal practice, we understand the Brampton legal system, courts and the tactics needed to achieve winning outcomes. As senior lawyers with years of experience our team takes great pride in our ability to provide top-quality legal representation, with a winning defence strategy.
  • Communication: Not only is it important that we communicate with you, but it’s important that a lawyer be able to effectively speak, argue and present your defence to the court. Clear and persuasive communication is key to achieving successful outcomes for our clients. Not only as leading criminal lawyers in the Brampton area with clients, but with the court system, prosecution and judges.
  • Trustworthiness: Reputations are important, and there built on values, services and treating all persons with compassion and respect. We are committed to earning your trust by providing honest, ethical legal representation that always puts your best interests first. We’ll always ensure your goals and expectations are respected.

Don’t take chances with your future – Call today, there is no fee to discuss your case with a lawyer from our office.

Service Oriented Law Firm

Brampton criminal lawyers working to provide successful and positive outcomes in criminal defence. We defend your rights, character and work to protect your future. Ninety nine (99) percent of the cases we’ve handled at the Brampton courthouses have ended with a positive outcome. Our goal as Brampton criminal lawyers is to have your charge(s) dismissed, and dropped with no criminal record or licence suspensions.

Brampton Criminal Lawyers

As criminal defence lawyers we firmly believe that when you’re arrested – you need immediate legal counsel. That’s why we always have a Brampton lawyer available to help you 24/7. In addition, there are two (2) criminal defence lawyers assigned to each case ensuring that there is always someone available, to handle any concerns you may have.

Successful Track Record

We pride ourselves on professional aggressive defence and successful track record as Brampton Criminal Lawyers – our goal is to win your case and to avoid criminal records, suspensions and even jail. Our commitment to our clients is that we will do whatever it takes to win your case, with hundred and ten (110) percent effort. We work with you, so that our fees aren’t a burden on you – or your family.

As defence lawyers we thoroughly investigate all legal evidence against our clients and prepare each case for trial.

Why You Need a Criminal Lawyer

Protect your licence, livelihood and employment…

You have much to lose, speak to a lawyer today. Discuss your case and learn how our Brampton criminal lawyers can help you.

Protection of Your Legal Rights

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ensures that persons charged with a criminal offence have the right to legal representation. This include the option for the accused to represent themselves in court but only where the judge has given their permission.

Experienced Criminal Defence

At the Brampton courts, experience counts. Our 20 years+ of criminal court experience ensures your expertly defended by an experienced lawyer in the Brampton criminal justice system. Our knowledge guarantees our clients achieve favorable outcomes with higher success rates.

Communication & Negotiations

Not every case goes to trial. Trial advocacy, pre-trial hearings and discussions with the Crown Attorney. Where we can get your charge dropped/withdrawn without going to trial, we’re going to work on it.   As great communicators, we’ll keep you up to date on your case and pre-trial discussions in and out of court.

Winning Team Approach

We’re not one lawyer you’re putting your faith in, but a whole law office with a team of seasoned experience defence lawyers and support staff. We have years of experience defending criminal charges in the Brampton & GTA courts.  Put your defence and faith in the law office with hundreds of positive reviews.

Evidence Review

In criminal prosecutions the Crown Attorney has to prove the essential elements of the charge.  As your defence lawyers we’ll scrutinize all of the evidence for errors, discrepancies and legal defences.  We’ll find the weaknesses in the crown’s case, challenge the admissibility of evidence and show you the defences to your charge.


In a criminal trial or in discussions with the Crown Attorney, it can be difficult to make decisions that can have lifelong effects.  A criminal lawyer can give an objective perspective and help you to make informed decisions, that are in your best interests.

Criminal Law Practice Areas

Brampton Criminal Defence for all Charges Including:

  • Assault

    The Criminal Code outlines assault as the application of force to another individual without consent, encompassing actions from threats to physical harm. The law can impose stringent penalties, according to the assault’s severity.

  • Sexual Assault

    Sexual assault involves any unwanted sexual act or behavior forced upon an individual without their consent. This violation can carry significant legal repercussions, and depending on its severity, perpetrators can face long-term imprisonment.

  • Domestic Assault

    Domestic assault refers to physical, emotional, or psychological harm inflicted upon a person by a intimate partner or family member.

  • Obstruct Justice

    Obstruct Justice refers to intentionally taking actions that interfere with or impede the proper functioning of the judicial system. This can encompass behaviors like misleading law enforcement, tampering with evidence, or influencing witnesses.

  • Youth Criminal Justice Act

    The Youth Criminal Justice Act in Canada is a specialized legal framework dedicated to addressing offenscs committed by individuals aged 12 to 17. Navigating this system requires a understanding and a tailored approach to ensure that young people’s rights are upheld & their futures are protected.

  • Criminal Records

    A criminal record in Canada is a formal record of offences that an individual has been convicted of. Having such a record can impact various aspects of life, from employment opportunities to travel restrictions, underscoring the importance of understanding its implications and seeking avenues for record suspensions.

  • Pardons

    Individuals convicted of criminal offence(s) may qualify for a Record Suspension after a specific duration. Factors like the nature of the charges, the penalties given, and the sentencing dates play crucial roles in determining eligibility.

  • Impaired Driving

    Impaired driving, refers to operating a vehicle while one’s ability to do so is compromised by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. It’s a serious offence that can result in a criminal record, license suspension and possible imprisonment

  • Refuse Breathalyzer

    When a demand is made by a police officer for a breathalyzer test, should the driver refuse without lawful excuse they commit a criminal offence, with penalties the same as if they failed the test and are charged with impaired driving.

  • Drive over .08

    Canadian law sets a clear line for alcohol consumption while driving: where a driver’s blood alcohol concentration measures over 0.08mgs (or 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood), they’re breaking the law and could face penalties like fines, license suspensions, and even jail.

  • Utter Threats

    Uttering Threats means expressing an intention to harm someone or their property. The criminal charge doesn’t just cover physical harm but can also include threats to damage belongings or even pets. Making such threats is taken seriously and can result in legal consequences, underscoring the significance of words and the power they hold.

  • Highway Traffic Act Offences

    The Ontario Highway Traffic Act regulates road safety and vehicular travel in Ontario, covering everything from speeding and seatbelt violations to more severe offences careless driving. Breaching its provisions can lead to fines, demerit points, license suspensions, or even imprisonment.

  • Fingerprint Removal

    Upon being charged with an criminal offence, police typically collect your fingerprints and photographs as part of the arrest. Where you’re acquitted, have your charges dropped, or obtain a non-conviction outcome, you can request the deletion of the  fingerprints and photos taken at the time of arrest, often after a designated waiting period.

  • Bail Hearings

    Bail hearing are proceeding to determine whether an accused person should be released or detained while awaiting trial. The decision is based upon the nature of the crime, criminal history, and risk of them not appearing in court or any danger to the public.

  • Theft

    Theft as in taking someone else’s property without permission or legal right, and/or intending to deprive the owner of it. Committing theft includes consequences that can include fines, restitution, or imprisonment.

  • Drive While Prohibited

    Criminal licence suspensions can be life-altering. Most criminal suspensions are mandatory and can occur for multiple reasons, the length of time it’s suspended can be advocated by our defence team and hinges on different considerations.

  • Fail to Remain

    leaving the scene post-accident without fulfilling your duties can lead to a “Fail to Remain” charge. The law takes this seriously; those found guilty may find themselves paying fines, losing their license, or even spending time in jail.

  • Breach of Probation

    Breach of Probation refers to failing to follow the conditions set out in a probation order after a criminal conviction. Not following these terms can lead the judge to impose additional legal consequences, which may include potential fines, extended probation, or even imprisonment.

  • Quasi-Criminal Proceedings

    Beyond the offences outlined in the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs & Substances Act, various federal and provincial regulations can lead to penalties as stringent as those in traditional criminal law. Being convicted of these “quasi-criminal” violations can result in substantial fines and potential imprisonment.

How Criminal Records Affect You

Criminal records are for life and can affect you and your family in the following ways
  • Employment: People with a criminal record may have trouble getting a job.
  • Travel: When traveling internationally, border guards can ask about your criminal record and prevent entry.
  • Border Crossing: If you’ve been convicted of drunk driving, U.S. border officers can stop you driving into the USA.
  • Volunteering: If you want to volunteer, some organizations will not accept persons with a criminal record.
  • Professional designations:  Where you are a professional you may be obligated to report your record.
  • Immigration: When applying to immigrate or change residency status in a country, your criminal record will be a factor in the decision.

Many employers require a criminal record check, and will not hire someone with a criminal conviction.

If you wish to work in a government agency you may find that employment is denied or you may be required to obtain a criminal record suspension (pardon) before considered for work.

When dealing with family law or child custody issues a judge can take into consideration the criminal record as evidence of the person’s character. A criminal record could be considered evidence of bad character which may have an impact on who or under what terms child custody or visitation rights maybe granted.

Any person applying for Canadian citizenship will be denied citizenship if they have a criminal record. Those persons who do not have permanent residency in Canada maybe deported where they commit criminal acts in Canada.

If you are not a Canadian citizen you can be deported due to criminal acts.

Legal Fees – Costs to Defend Your Future

Facing a criminal charge is a serious matter with potentially life-changing consequences.

It’s not the time to look for bargains, affordable or persons just getting their start.  Your driver’s license, livelihood, and family are at stake. You need/want the best lawyer for Brampton and the GTA.

As experienced Brampton criminal lawyers, we’re committed to providing high quality representation. We’ll handle every aspect of your case, including speaking with the Crown Attorney, court dates, legal arguments and defences including trials.

Don’t take our word for it, though – read our hundreds of positive client reviews on Google, Better Business Bureau, and before choosing us for your defence team.

Brampton Criminal Lawyers – FAQs

Q: What’s the experience level of your Brampton criminal lawyers?

A: Our team of senior criminal lawyers are highly qualified & seasoned professionals with years of expertise in criminal law. We profile our lawyers their education and experience here. As with most of our defence lawyers, Mr. Charitsis (the founder of Charitsis Law) is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, he also earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree (with distinction) from the Schulich School of Business at York University, graduating in the top 5% of his class.

We also believe and welcome you to search google to read the hundreds of successful, winning and 5 star reviews for our Brampton Criminal Lawyers.

Q: How long will it take for my case to come to court at the Brampton Courthouse ?
A: The duration of a criminal case in Brampton can vary depending on factors such as case complexity, court availability, and the specific legal procedures involved.  Give us a call and we can give you an opinion on how long your case may take in Brampton.

Q: Can an Brampton criminal lawyer help me avoid going to trial?
A: Yes, Brampton criminal lawyers strive to resolve cases without going to trial whenever possible. Initially we’re looking at your case for a error, mistake or legal argument that we can bring before the Brampton Crown Attorney to have your charge withdrawn.  During pre-trial discussions with the crown, we’ll look to see if there is a reduced charge available like, Dui driving down to Careless Driving, a traffic ticket, with no criminal record. We will discuss with you: negotiate plea bargains, explore alternative resolutions, and work towards minimizing the impact on your life.

Q: What is the cost of hiring an Brampton criminal lawyer, and are payment plans available?
A: Yes, were you decide to retain our services, you pay a deposit, and then you can make payments along the way. The cost of a lawyer depends upon the complexity of the case and does it get resolved right away (meaning a lower fee) or is the case going to trial, and then how many days of trial.  As always there is no cost, fee or obligation just to give a call and speak to a lawyer with experience at the Brampton criminal courts.

Q: How can I find the best Brampton criminal lawyer for my case?
A: Researching online directories, reading client reviews, and seeking recommendations from trusted sources can help you find the best Brampton criminal lawyers. Consultations can also give you an opportunity to assess their suitability for your case.

Q. How can I contact the Brampton court or Crown Attorney?
A: Where you have one of our Brampton criminal lawyers assisting you, we’ll contact the courts and speak to the crown attorney on your behalf. Where you need to call the courts or have a Zoom meeting, here is the information that can help you:

Brampton Court Address

  • 7755 Hurontario Street
  • Brampton, Ontario L6W 4T1

Provincial Crown:

Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Brampton Provincial Courthouse

Brampton Defence Lawyers – Our Philosophy

Being charged with a criminal offence is undeniably one of the most daunting moments in a person’s life.

The looming threat of a conviction can cast a long shadow, impacting not just the immediate penalties, but also future opportunities and societal perceptions. A criminal conviction can significantly influence career prospects and personal relationships for years to come. Given the huge implications, the role of a criminal lawyer for your defence becomes paramount.

Engaging a seasoned attorney with a strong reputation isn’t merely a procedural step; it’s a strategic move to safeguard one’s future. In essence, choosing the right legal representation, the right Brampton lawyer is not just about navigating the present legal maze but the right lawyer, one with experience and tenure at the Brampton courts can affect the outcome of your charge(s).

Risk Free Consultation

At Charitsis Law, we’re here to help and guide you, starting with a complimentary consultation. Whether you’d prefer to chat in person or over the phone, we’re flexible. In this initial discussion, we’ll talk about your concerns: from understanding potential penalties and what the police need to establish, to exploring ways the defence to challenge the claims against you.

Our goal in criminal defence is clear – to win your case, to have your criminal charges dismissed or mitigated to protecting you from severe outcomes like a criminal record, licence suspensions, or even jail time. We’re confident that after our conversation, you’ll recognize why so many trust Charitsis Law as their go-to defence team in Brampton.

What does a criminal lawyer do?

Our job as Brampton Criminal lawyers is to defend our clients. Our goal is to have the charges withdrawn, mitigated in your favour or to proceed to trial.

In doing so, our defence team will represent and guide you at each stage of the criminal prosecution. We’ll speak with Crown Attorneys’ while representing you at pre-trial discussions and motion dates, whilst reporting back to you.  In representing you we carefully examine the evidence presented to determine its legal validity, strength and legal issues. We’ll ensure that the evidence meets the standard of reasonable doubt and where its lacking, we’re going to petition to have the case dismissed.

Additionally, criminal lawyers check if the police followed proper legal procedures during the arrest and investigation, including adherence to the rules of evidence. Part of their role is to challenge any evidence that was improperly obtained or is irrelevant to the case, aiming to have such evidence dismissed. This is essential in ensuring that your legal rights are protected throughout the judicial process.

Defending Cases in Brampton

When you secure the services of a criminal lawyer, you’re entrusting someone to stand up for you, represent your interests, and be your voice. They don’t just defend you in court; they actively engage and negotiate on your behalf with the crown attorney, ensuring your side of the story is heard and understood.

Your lawyer is your advocate, meticulously examining every detail of your case and challenging any weak or borderline evidence. If negotiations don’t lead to a just resolution, we’re prepared to take your case all the way to trial. As Brampton criminal lawyers we’ll be with you every step of the way, ensuring you’re not alone in this challenging journey and fighting for the best possible outcome for you.

Criminal Lawyers an Investment in Your Future

In Brampton, choosing a criminal lawyer to stand by your side isn’t just a decision for the present—it’s a significant investment in your future.

Navigating the legal waters without an strong advocate might leave you missing out on opportunities for better outcomes. The seasoned attorney’s at Charitsis Law not only ensures that your rights are championed but also strategizes for your long-term well-being. Our expertise at the Brampton courts can steer a challenging situation towards more favorable avenues, potentially negotiating a withdrawal, reduced charges or other benefits. When you engage a seasoned and skilled criminal lawyer, you’re not just purchasing legal advice; you’re investing in your future possibilities, clearer paths, and peace of mind.

The value of such an investment extends far beyond the courtroom and into the chapters of your life ahead.

Dedicated and Recognized Advocacy

Our team of criminal lawyers in is not just experienced, but also well-recognized, with positive mentions on Google Reviews, Better Business Bureau,, and more. But beyond accolades, what truly drives us is a genuine passion for helping our clients. We’re all about building winning defences, clear communication, and ensuring you get the best outcome.  Let’s be honest, winning cases is good for business, and we want to win.  Our success as Brampton criminal lawyers is all about being the best criminal lawyers.

Trust that when you choose Charitsis Law, you’re not just getting a lawyer – you’re gaining a criminal defence lawyer with a legal team behind them. We understand the weight of defending your character and rights. So, we’ll always be here to guide you, keep you informed, and work together every step of the way.

Brampton Criminal Court

If you’re up against criminal charges in Brampton, call and speak to one of our lawyer, it’s free. We’re deeply acquainted with the workings of the Brampton and Peel Region courts. Our longstanding presence has allowed us to establish connections and familiarity with key figures, including the crown attorney, judges, and court staff.

This experience of the system and its players gives us an edge over less experience advocates. We don’t just represent clients; we strategically navigate the local legal terrain. Our proven track record reflects our ability to prepare and present strong defences, resulting in wins, charge reductions, while avoiding criminal records and licence suspensions. With us, you’re not only getting defence; you’re getting the advantage of local expertise and relationships to champion your cause and secure your future.

Arrested for a Criminal Charge in Brampton?

Criminal arrests are made when a police officer either has witnessed a crime or has reasonable and probable grounds to believe an offence has been committed. Once arrested, the accused may be released on a promise to appear in court or be taken by the police officer into custody for a bail hearing at the Brampton courthouse. The accused will be fingerprinted and photographed, required to answer a series of personal questions. The police must give the accused reasonable phone calls and be allowed speak to a criminal defence lawyer of their choosing or to duty counsel.

Where the accused is being held for a bail hearing, the are kept in jail until they can be brought before a Justice of the Peace (JP). The accused will be given a court hearing within 48 hours of being placed in custody, and will be allowed to meet with their lawyer before the bail hearing takes place.

When an accused individual is brought to the courthouse, the court clerk notifies the judge about the specific charges against them. The judge then asks the accused to plead either “guilty” or “not guilty.” Before this happens the accused to should get some advice from one of our criminal lawyers about how to plead.  Where the accused pleads not guilty, the judge evaluates whether the accused should be released from custody while awaiting their trial date.

A guilty plea is an admission of guilt, and the accused will be responsible for the penalties of the crime plus accept a criminal record for life. A plea of not guilty means, the crown attorney must prove the facts of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt to the judge at trial.  Witnesses and police officers must appear on the trial date to give evidence.

At the Brampton courthouse most criminal proceedings appear before a provincial court judge, without a jury and the judge will decide the outcome.

If after the trial the accused is found not guilty, they will be allowed to go free. Where the accused is found guilty, or if the accused pleads guilty, a sentencing hearing will be held immediately unless deferred by the court. At sentencing, the judge listens to submissions from both the defence lawyer and the crown attorney regarding the accused, including any past criminal record and background in deciding a penalty.

Many criminal charges including impaired driving and dangerous driving have mandatory penalties like licence suspensions that the judge has no control over.

At the sentencing hearing, the judges in the Brampton courts may want to hear the opinions of the accused’s friends and family, or from the victim(s) of the crime. The judge will then decide a penalty based on sentencing requirements and the evidence provided.

Do I need a defence lawyer for my case?

In Canada, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees anyone accused of a crime the right to have a defence lawyer. While it also allows people to represent themselves in criminal cases, you’ll need the judge’s permission to do so.

Choosing to represent yourself is deeply personal, but based on our familiarity with the Brampton courts, we advise against it. Experience is invaluable: defence lawyers have comprehensive knowledge of the law, understand the intricacies of court procedures, and are skilled in articulating arguments. Moreover, we know how to communicate effectively with the crown attorney, ensuring that your best interests are always at the forefront.

Given the potential severity of a criminal conviction, especially for serious charges, having a seasoned legal professional on your side is invaluable. Their expertise can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

Speak with a Brampton Lawyer Today

Reach out any time, day or night, by calling 416-731-7113 to discuss your case with a lawyer directly.

Choosing the right criminal attorney is a critical decision that could determine your future, job and the well-being of your family.

In Brampton Charitsis Law stands out not just for our high ratings on legal services, but for 25 years of proven successes in navigating some of Brampton’s and the GTA’s most complex criminal trials. Contact us today to find out how we plan to win your case.

Our team of criminal lawyers in Brampton knows the challenges you’re facing and is committed to going above and beyond to win your case.

Criminal Lawyer | Nicholas Charitsis

Brampton Criminal Court

Brampton court address:

7755 Hurontario St,
Brampton, ON
L6W 4T1


The Brampton criminal court is located on Hurontario St in Brampton.  The court house is on the east side of the roadway north of Ray Lawson Bl.  The best way to get to the court if you’re coming from out of town is to take the 407 and get off at Hurontario going northbound.  The court is about one kilometer north of the highway.

Parking is available and at the rear of the courthouse.

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