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