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Nicholas Charitsis

Hamilton Criminal Lawyers

Criminal Lawyer for Hamilton & Area Courts

Nicholas Charitsis

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Over five thousand (5,000) people helped by our criminal defence team. Cases won, Criminal records avoided, & driver licences kept, with thousands of wins and favourable results. Winning Results >

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Hamilton criminal lawyers with years of experience as crown attorneys & trial lawyers throughout the GTA. Defence strategies to protect your future, livelihood and your reputation.  About Us >

Experienced Hamilton Criminal Lawyer
& Former Crown Attorney

As Hamilton criminal lawyers, our team of lawyers have the courtroom expertise to successfully represent you.

Over the last 20 years our office has successfully represented over 5,000 criminal cases. Our criminal-defence is one of the most reviewed in Hamilton and throughout the GTA.

You’ve got one chance to win your case – Protect your family, livelihood, and the right to drive.

Call us today at 416-731-7113 (24 Hours).

Burlington Criminal Lawyer Nicholas Charitsis

Experienced Defence Lawyer
for Hamilton Courts

As Hamilton criminal lawyers, our team of lawyers have the courtroom expertise to represent you.

Over the last 20 years our office has successfully represented over 5,000 criminal cases. Our criminal-defence is one of the most reviewed in Hamilton and throughout the GTA.

You’ve got one chance to win your case – Protect your family, livelihood, and the right to drive.

Call us today at 416-731-7113 (24 Hours).

Burlington Criminal Lawyer Nicholas Charitsis

Hamilton Criminal Lawyers


Accused of a crime in Hamilton, then you need the criminal defence team with experience and a track record of winning trials at the Hamilton criminal courts.

Charitsis Law is a criminal law office. Our lawyers represent persons charged with, Impaired Driving & DUI charges, Domestic Assault & Assault charges and all criminal allegations. We represent persons charged with criminal offences in the Hamilton Superior Court, Hamilton Court of Justice and throughout the GTA.

We treat each client with respect, determination – and as if their case were our own. We charge a reasonable legal fee, based upon our commitment to you and high level of service.

Our law office has been highly ranked and reviewed by organizations like Google,, and the Better Business Bureau of Hamilton.

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

Our team of Hamilton criminal defence advocates work together with experts including, medical professionals, paralegals and retired police officers to ensure the best possible legal defence.

We understand how criminal defence at the Hamilton Courthouse operates, the law and justice in Hamilton.

Criminal hearings in Hamilton are held at the:

John Sopinka Courthouse
45 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 2B7

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Meet Nicholas Charitsis

Nicholas Charitsis explains about defending criminal charges as a Hamilton criminal lawyer.

Using legal and advocacy skills with a team defence lawyers, former Crown Attorneys, former breathalyzer technicians and toxicologists, Charitsis law provides superior results time after time.

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Service Oriented Law Firm

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

Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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.

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

Successful Track Record

We pride ourselves on professional aggressive defence and successful track record at the Hamilton courts – 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, with hundred and ten (110) percent effort. We work with you, so that our fees aren’t a burden on you – or your family.

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Hamilton Criminal Practice Areas

We Provide Criminal Defence for all Charges Including:

  • Impaired driving

    Impaired driving means the drivers ability was impaired due to the consumption of an alcohol or drug.

  • Drive over 80

    Eighty milligrams of alcohol is the legal level of alcohol consumption for Canadian drivers.

  • Refuse Breath Test

    Police can collect evidence by demanding a breathalyzer test only under certain conditions.

  • Assault

    Assault occurs where one person applies force upon another whether or no injury has occurred.

  • Domestic Assault

    Domestic assault is where an assault occurs between two or more people who have a relationship with each other.

  • Sexual Assault

    Sexual assault allegations can affect employment, travel and can cause unwanted media attention.

  • Bail Hearings

    Bail hearings are hearings before a justice to review if the accused should be released from custody.

  • Dangerous Driving

    Accidents are not dangerous driving, dangerous driving must include intent.

  • Fail to Remain

    Fail to Remain accident, don’t make statements without speaking to a criminal lawyer first.

  • Theft Under

    Most theft under charges are misunderstandings or momentary lapse in judgements.

Our Philosophy as Hamilton Criminal Lawyers

Hamilton criminal lawyers need to be on top of the cases they represent and we care about the number of cases we take each month. Our goal is to provide superior criminal defence to our clients in Hamilton and Halton Region. Our objective is to provide an impeccable legal defence, to have your charges dismissed. Our reputation is why many of our clients refer us to their friends and family members.

Risk Free Consultation

As criminal lawyers in Hamilton we offer a free consultation, in person or over the phone.

During this meeting with the lawyer, we can answer any questions you may have, for example, what are the criminal penalties for the charge, what do police have to prove, and how can we fight the allegation. When discussing your criminal defence, this means either looking at getting the case dismissed, or reduced to avoid penalties like a criminal recordlicence suspensions and even jail. We believe that once you discuss your defence with us, you will see how Charitsis Law are the Hamilton defence lawyers for your legal representation.

What does a criminal lawyer do?

Criminal cases are built on evidence that must meet the standard of reasonable doubt. As criminal lawyers at the Hamilton and Halton Region courts we can evaluate the evidence for legal applications, evidence by the police, and legal arguments. Arresting officers must follow arrest protocols and the rules of evidence in a criminal investigation. And, many times over-zealous police officers and prosecutors will prosecute an innocent individual. As defence lawyers we contest all inadmissible evidence and move to have any immaterial case facts dismissed.

Defending Cases in Hamilton

When you retain a criminal lawyer they cross-examine and question the statements of the officer including the motivation for the arrest, when it obvious that charges are based on evidence that maybe weak or borderline. Having a defence lawyer who is willing to take a case to complete trial can be important. Criminal defendants should never plead guilty to a criminal accusation when innocent, as a criminal record can have a major impact on your life going forward, including denial for government benefits, employment, public housing and immigration.

Criminal Lawyers an Investment in Your Future

Criminal lawyers representing your case is an investment in your personal future.

It is never a good decision to go before the Hamilton court without legal representation. Without an advocate at your side the prosecution must only observe the minimal basic legal rights of the defendant and they are serious about a conviction merely because of the fact that you’re there. In many ways, a criminal defendant charged in Hamilton must actually prove their innocence instead of the court proving the case against a defendant. Remember, even when criminal charges are generally sound, a reduced charge can often be achieved with good legal counsel.

Do I need a defence lawyer for my case?

Yes you do. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees a defendant the right to a defence lawyer to defend them in a criminal case.

It has also been interpreted as conferring the right on criminal defendants to represent himself or herself in cases against them. No such right exists in a civil lawsuit. Criminal defendants might be allowed to represent themselves, but you’ll need permission from the judge who is presiding over your case.

Whether or not it’s a good idea to ask a judge to represent yourself in a criminal case is up to your own best judgment, but as lawyers who appear in the Hamilton courts it is not recommended. Typically, you should always hire a defence lawyer to work with you. Criminal convictions and record can be harsh, especially if you’re charged with an indictable offence.

Service Areas

Our law office provides legal services throughout Ontario & the GTA, including Newmarket, Burlington, Hamilton and into Muskoka.

Experienced Litigators

Our Hamilton criminal lawyers have all been recognized by services such as Google Reviews, YellowPages and, and many others.

We’re Dedicated To You

Our lawyers are passionate about one thing: helping our clients get the best outcome. We focus on service and results.

We’re your lawyer, we work for you.

You can trust our Hamilton criminal solicitors to guide and advise you what to do. We understand you’re relying on us to defend your character, rights and to protect your future.  When you work with us, we’ll explain our part, your part and work together.

Hamilton Criminal Court

Anyone in Hamilton who is arrested and facing criminal charges should contact a criminal lawyer to discuss your charges. We understand the how the Hamilton courthouse operates, and the “players involved”. We always represent our clients to the full extent of the law, including the willingness to take a case to trial. Criminal defence lawyers who know how to prepare a case for trial. We know how to present a strong defence in any legal situation and have a track record of proven success, helping our clients win, receive reduced charges, avoiding criminal records and licence suspensions. Let us be your criminal defence team to defend your rights and future.

Arrested for a Criminal Charge in Hamilton?

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 Huntsville court. The accused will be fingerprinted and photographed. The suspect will be required to answer a series of personal questions and will then be placed in a holding cell. 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.

The accused will be given a court hearing within 48 hours of being placed in custody. The suspect will be allowed to meet with their lawyer before the bail hearing takes place.

When the accused is taken to the courthouse, the court will inform the judge of the crime they are being charged with, and will ask the accused to enter a plea. The accused can either tell the judge that they are guilty or not guilty. Accused persons should get legal advice from their lawyer about which plea to enter before the hearing begins. The judge will then review the case to see if the accused should be released from custody pending the trial date.

A guilty plea is an admission of guilt, and the accused will be responsible for the penalties of the crime. 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 must appear on the trial date to give evidence.

At the Hamilton 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 pleaded 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 judge in the Halton 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.

Speak with a Hamilton Criminal Lawyer Today

Call 24 hours a day at 416-731-7113 to speak with a lawyer about your case.

Your criminal defence maybe one of the most important decision of your life. Your freedom and family’s future rests upon the criminal defence lawyer representing you.

At Charitsis Law our legal services rate high on every review site. But more importantly, our verifiable 20 year record of lawyer & criminal law success in Hamilton and throughout the GTA are the reason you should call us.

Our Hamilton criminal lawyers understand what you are going through and are willing to go the extra mile to help you resolve your legal problems.

Legal Counsel for:

  • Ontario Provincial Courts
  • Ontario Court of Justice
  • Superior Court of Justice
  • Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Any legal issue or consultation

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Criminal Lawyer | Nicholas Charitsis

Hamilton Courts

Hamilton Courthouse
55 Main St. W. Hamilton, L8P 1H4

Hamilton (John Sopinka) Courthouse
45 Main St. E.Hamilton, L8N 2B7

Hamilton Provincial Offences
50 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9

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