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Charitsis Law

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Charitsis Law

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Over 5,000 people helped by our criminal defence lawyers. Criminal records have been avoided, driver licences kept, with thousands of wins and favourable results. Winning Results >

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Charitsis Law, as criminal defence lawyers, is consistently recognized and acclaimed as one of Ontario’s top-rated criminal lawyer offices, boasting outstanding ratings on Google Reviews

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Years of legal experience as crown attorneys, prosecutors and as Toronto criminal lawyers. We know the strategies to protect your livelihood, drivers licence and defend your character.  About Us >

Criminal Defence Lawyers for Newmarket Criminal Courts

As Newmarket Criminal Lawyers, Charitsis Law is a team of seasoned and experienced criminal defence lawyers for Newmarket and the GTA Courts.

We provide outstanding top-tier legal defence for all criminal charges including domestic assault, Impaired Driving, DUI driving  and all criminal charges. Our focus is on defence advocacy, whether that’s through trial, resolutions or in pre-trial discussions with Crown Attorneys. Our job is to have your criminal charges dropped without a criminal record.

Our impressive track record of 25 years of experience, boasts numerous success stories and glowing client reviews.

When you need a winning criminal lawyer, contact Charitsis Law Criminal Lawyers at 416-731-7113.  Trust our expertise and unwavering dedication to provide you with a winning defence.

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Newmarket Criminal Lawyers


If you’re accused of a crime in York Region, then you need a Newmarket lawyer with experience and a track record of winning trials at the Newmarket court.

Charitsis Law is a Newmarket criminal law office representing persons charged with criminal offences at the Newmarket Superior Court, Newmarket 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 in Newmarket has been highly ranked and reviewed by organizations like Google,, and the Better Business Bureau in Newmarket.

Our team of Newmarket criminal defence advocates work together with experts, medical professionals, former police officers, and paralegals ensuring the best possible defence.  We understand how the Newmarket Courthouse operates, the law and justice in Newmarket. We pride ourselves on doing everything possible to win your case.

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

Meet Nicholas Charitsis

Newmarket criminal lawyer Nicholas Charitsis is a graduate from Osgoode Hall Law School, in Newmarket.

Nick earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree (with distinction) from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto where he graduated in the top 5% of the class.

Nicholas worked as an Assistant Crown Attorney for the Toronto Attorney General’s office at the Old City Hall, College Park, 1000 Finch, and 311 Jarvis Courthouses.

In this video criminal lawyer Nicholas Charitsis explains his team approach to defending criminal charges.

Service Oriented Law Firm

Charitsis Law is a Newmarket criminal defence law firm. We work to provide successful and positive outcomes in criminal defence by defending your rights, character and work to protect your future. With over 20 years experience and 5,000 cases successfully resolved, we have what it takes to defend you in court.

Criminal Lawyers

As criminal defence lawyers we firmly believe that when you’re arrested – you need legal help and counsel. As Newmarket criminal lawyers we’re available 24/7. In addition, there are two (2) criminal defence lawyers assigned to each case. This ensures that there is always someone available to handle any concerns you may have. We thoroughly investigate all legal evidence preparing each case for trial.

Successful Track Record

We pride ourselves on professional aggressive defence and successful track record at the Newmarket court – 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.

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Criminal Law Practice Areas

Newmarket Criminal Defence for all Charges Including:

  • Assault

    The Criminal Code outlines many methods by which a person can be guilty of arson. The consequences are strict, and based on the extent of damage and harm, the harshest penalty could be life in prison.

  • 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.

Our Philosophy as Defence Lawyers

Our law office of Newmarket criminal lawyers cares about the number of cases we take each month. Subsequently we only take on a select few number of clients. Our goal is to provide superior criminal defence to our clients. Our objective is to provide an impeccable legal defence and to win your case. That’s one of main reasons why many of our clients refer us to their friends and family members.

Risk Free Consultation

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

During this meeting, you can discuss your case with us and we’ll answer any questions you may have. We can answer questions like – what are the criminal penalties for the charge, what does the prosecution and police have to prove, and how can we fight the allegation. When discussing your criminal defence, this means either looking at how to get the case dismissed, or how we can get the charge 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 is the defence lawyers for you.

Do I need a criminal defence lawyer if I have been falsely accused?

All defendants who are accused of a crime are required by law to be adequately represented at court either by legal counsel or by self representation. Legal Aid and duty counsel maybe available for those with limited means.  Crown Attorneys may feel entitled to a conviction following any conviction of a criminal charge, and duty counsel will normally be required to deal with the crown attorney regularly.

What does a criminal lawyer do?

Criminal cases are built on evidence that must meet the standard of reasonable doubt. As criminal lawyer at the Newmarket court we can evaluate all of the evidence for legal applications regarding truth and evidence by the police. Arresting officers must follow all arrest protocols and follow the rules of evidence when compiling evidence in an investigation. And, many times over-zealous police officers and prosecutors will prosecute an innocent individual. As your lawyer we will contest all of this evidence as inadmissible and move to have any immaterial case facts dismissed for consideration, which is something that a typical defendant usually cannot accomplish.

Defending Cases In Newmarket Court

When you retain a criminal lawyer they can also cross-examine and question the statements of the officer, as well as the motivation for the arrest when it obvious that charges are based on evidence that maybe weak or borderline. Never plead guilty to a criminal charge when you are innocent as criminal records can have a major impact on the life of the accused going forward, including denial for government benefits, employment, and public housing. Retaining a criminal lawyer is always an investment in your personal future.

It is never a good decision to go before the court without legal representation because 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 you’re are there. In many ways, a defendant must actually prove their innocence instead of the court proving the case against the defendant. It is important to remember that, even when criminal charges are generally sound, a reduced charge can often be achieved with good legal counsel.

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 Newmarket 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.

What happens after someone is arrested in Newmarket?

York Region 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 Newmarket 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.  Any witnesses must appear on the trial date to give evidence.

At the Newmarket courthouse most criminal proceedings will 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. If 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 will listen 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 at the Newmarket court 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?

If you’re a criminal defendant, you might also be allowed to represent yourself, but you’ll need permission to do so from the judge to do so. 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 it’s not recommended.

Criminal charges can dramatically affect your life for years to come.  As your defence includes pre-trial discussions, legal arguments and possibly a trial.  If you haven’t done this before you’ll be at an extreme disadvantage against the Crown Attorney.

Typically, you should hire a lawyer to work with you. If you’re not sure, give us a call and discuss your case with the lawyer at no fee or obligation.  Call 416-731-7113.

Speak to a Newmarket Lawyer today

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

Picking a criminal attorney is perhaps the most important decision of your life, your freedom and family’s future rests upon it. Finding the best criminal attorney in Newmarket is difficult.

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

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