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Nicholas Charitsis

Newmarket Criminal Lawyer

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Nicholas Charitsis

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

We Get Results

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

Newmarket Criminal Lawyer & Former Crown Attorney

As a Newmarket criminal lawyer, I have the background and courtroom expertise to win your case.

Over the last 20 years our law office has successfully represented over 4,000 criminal cases.

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

Call us today at 416-731-7113 (24 Hours) and we’ll explain how we’re going to win yours.

Newmarket Criminal Lawyer

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 lawyer Nicholas Charitsis explains about defending criminal charges.

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.

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.

Newmarket 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

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. Read More >

  • Drive over 80

    Eighty milligrams of alcohol is the legal level of alcohol consumption for Canadian drivers.
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  • Refuse Breath Test

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

  • Assault

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

  • Domestic Assault

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

  • Sexual Assault

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

  • Bail Hearings

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

  • Dangerous Driving

    Accidents are not dangerous driving, dangerous driving must include intent. Read More >

  • Fail to Remain

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

  • Theft Under

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

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?

Yes. 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.

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 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 it’s not recommended.

Typically, you should hire a lawyer to work with you. The consequences of a conviction could be harsh, especially if you’re charged with an indictable offence.

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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