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Charitsis Law

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Criminal Defence Lawyers for the Oshawa Courts

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

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

Criminal Defence for the Oshawa & Area Courts

Oshawa Defence Lawyers

As Oshawa criminal lawyers, Charitsis Law works as a team of defence lawyers to defend you in court. 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: With years of legal practice, we understand the Oshawa legal system, courts and the tactics needed to achieve winning outcomes. We take great pride in our ability to provide top-quality legal representation, and our expertise allows us to confidently represent and defend you even the most complex cases.
  • 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 Oshawa 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.

Whether you are facing charges for domestic assaultDUI charges, or any criminal offence at the Oshawa courts, Charitsis Law has the knowledge and skills to win your case. Don’t take chances with your future – Call today, there is no fee to discuss your case with a lawyer from our office.

Oshawa Criminal Lawyers


If you’re facing criminal charges in Durham Region, you need an experienced Oshawa lawyer with a proven record of winning trials at the Oshawa court. Charitsis Law is a reputable criminal law office representing clients at the Oshawa Superior Court, Oshawa Court of Justice, and throughout the GTA.

We treat each client with respect and dedication, charging reasonable fees based on our commitment to high-quality service. Our Oshawa law office has received top rankings and reviews from Google,, and the Better Business Bureau.

While past results don’t guarantee future outcomes, our team of Oshawa criminal defence advocates collaborates with experts like medical professionals, paralegals, and retired police officers to ensure the strongest possible defence.

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

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Service Oriented Law Firm

Oshawa 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 Oshawa courthouses have ended with a positive outcome. Our goal as Oshawa criminal lawyers is to have your charge(s) dismissed, and dropped with no criminal record or licence suspensions.

Oshawa 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 Oshawa 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 Oshawa 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.

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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 >

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 Oshawa 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 Oshawa courts, experience counts. Our 20 years+ of criminal court experience ensures your expertly defended by an experienced lawyer in the Oshawa 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 Oshawa & 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.

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 Oshawa and the GTA.

As experienced Oshawa 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.

Oshawa Defence Lawyers – Our Philosophy

As Oshawa criminal lawyers we care about the number of cases we take each month. Our goal is to provide superior criminal defence to our clients in Oshawa. Our objective is to provide an impeccable legal defence and to win your case. Our reputation is why many of our clients refer us to their friends and family members.

Risk Free Consultation

As criminal lawyers in Oshawa 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 is the Oshawa criminal lawyers for your defence.

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 Oshawa court 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 Oshawa Court

When you retain our office for a Oshawa criminal lawyer, we’ll cross-examine and question the statements of the officer. We work on what was the motivation for the arrest when it obvious that charges are based on evidence that maybe weak or borderline. Having an Oshawa defence lawyer who is willing to take a case to complete trial can be important. As a criminal defendant never plead guilty to a criminal accusation when you are innocent, as criminal records can have a major impact on your life going forward, including denial for government benefits, employment, public housing and immigration.

Criminal Lawyers are an Investment in Your Future

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. Without an advocate or defence lawyer 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, an un-represented criminal defendant must actually prove their innocence, instead of the court proving the guilt of the accused or defendant. Remember, even when criminal charges are generally sound, a reduced charge can often be achieved with good legal counsel.

Do I need an Oshawa defence lawyer for my case?

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees a defendant, the person accused the right to a defence lawyer to defend themselves in a criminal case.

It has also been interpreted as meaning that the accused has the right on criminal defendants to represent himself or herself. No such right exists in a civil lawsuit. If you’re a criminal defendant at the Oshawa Criminal Court, 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 as lawyers who appear in the Oshawa courts it is not recommended. Typically, you should always hire a defence lawyer to work with you. The consequences of a conviction and criminal record could be harsh, especially if you’re charged with an indictable offence.

Experienced Litigators

Our Oshawa 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 Oshawa 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.

Oshawa Criminal Court

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

What happens after someone is arrested in Oshawa?

Durham 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 Oshawa 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 Oshawa 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 at the Oshawa 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.

Oshawa Criminal Court

Oshawa court address:

150 Bond Street East,
Oshawa, Ontario
L1G 5L9, Canada


The Oshawa criminal court is located on Bond St in Oshawa.  Bond St is a one-way street traveling westbound.  If you’re coming from out of town, the best route is get off the 401 at Ritson Road, north to Bond St and make a left turn.  The court is 3 blocks over on the north side.

Street parking is available and at the rear of the courthouse.

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