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BELLEVILLE CRIMINAL LAWYERS

Meeting Place
199 Front Street, Suite 201
Belleville, Ontario
K8N 5H5

Phone

Local Phone: 613-771-7260

Toll Free 24/7: 1-800-668-1657

Google Rating
4.9
Based on 511 reviews
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Belleville Criminal Law Office

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We offer free 30-minute initial consultations to individuals in Belleville. Our criminal defence lawyers are available to review your case with you.

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Some of the Criminal Allegations We Defend Against in Belleville

Impaired Driving Charges
December 10, 2020

Drinking and Driving

Impaired driving refers to the action of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. As a result, the driver’s ability to control the vehicle safely is reduced. Under the criminal code, fines and imprisonment are the potential outcomes once convicted.
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domestic assault
May 25, 2021

Domestic Assaults

A ‘domestic assault’ refers to an assault that occurs during a domestic relationship, such as between married partners, common-law partners, dating couples, and parents and children. They are treated more severely than other assault offences.
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assaults
May 25, 2021

Other Assaults & Threats

In general terms, an ‘assault’ is the use of force or attempted use of force on another person. These offences could include general assault, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and criminal harassment.
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sex assault
May 25, 2021

Sex Assaults

A ‘sexual assault’ refers to an assault that involves some nature of sexual touching, or a sexual overtone. These can range from merely touching a body part up to and including something such as rape.
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internet crimes
May 25, 2021

Internet Crimes

In today’s day and age, the Internet and social media have opened up new pathways for new types of offences. These can be widely varied: many common charges include child pornography, revenge porn, and libel/defamation.
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bail
February 17, 2013

Bail Hearings

A bail hearing will determine whether an accused will be released from custody for the period leading up to the actual trial. Here is an overview of the hearing procedure and what you can expect during the process.
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driving offences
August 15, 2012

Dangerous Driving and Traffic Charges

Some Highway Traffic Act Offences (HTA) carry very serious consequences. Here are some of the ones that we deal with most frequently.
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driving under suspension
May 16, 2012

Driving With a Suspended Licence

If your license had been suspended and you were caught still operating a vehicle, there may be consequences under the Highway Traffic Act.
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Drug Charges in Ontario
August 17, 2012

Drug Charges

Drug charges are laid for ‘possession’ and/or ‘trafficking’. Each comes with its own set of penalties as per the Criminal Code of Canada. Click to learn more about the specific Code provisions and what they entail.
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theft charges ontario
August 17, 2012

Theft Charges

Theft occurs where anyone fraudulently and without colour of right, either takes or converts anything with the intent to deprive the owner or the person who has a special interest in it.
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mischief charges in ontario
August 17, 2012

Mischief Charges

Mischief occurs when someone wilfully destroys or damages property, or if they render it dangerous, inoperative or ineffective. It can also be considered mischief if one’s actions obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property.
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young offenders
August 17, 2012

Young Offenders

Individuals under the age of majority who have been charged will be treated under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Youth matters are generally treated with a greater focus on rehabilitation rather than deterrence, and more on reparation than on retribution.
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Aitken Robertson Criminal Law Office in Belleville

Located a mere 250 meters from Belleville’s Quinte Courthouse, Aitken Robertson brings together experienced and effective legal practice and convenience.

Meet with us for a free 30 minute consultation if you’ve received any criminal or provincial offence charge, including:

  • Driving Offences: including driving under the influence, criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, stunt driving.
  • Assault: including assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm and aggravated assault.
  • Domestic Assault
  • Sexual Offences: including sexual assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm, aggravated sexual assault, sexual harassment, and child pornography.
  • Drug Offences: including possession, trafficking, cultivation, production and importing.
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • Mischief

We can also help with:

Our firm believes fees should be transparent and legal services should be affordable. We use a flat fee billing system, which means you’ll know up front what the cost of your defence will be. That way you don’t have to worry about hourly billing or unexpected prices. We also recognize that it’s hard to pay the full cost of legal services at once, which is why we offer an interest free payment plan. We’ll speak with you about your unique financial situation to set up a plan that works for you so that you can focus on fighting the charges, rather than the fees.

Meet with us in our new offices located at 199 Front St, just east of the river.

Our Team In Belleville

Richard Aitken criminal lawyer

Richard Aitken

Managing Lawyer
Ottawa Criminal Lawyer - Virginia Dolinska

Virginia Dolinska

Sole Practitioner Lawyer Affiliated with Aitken Robertson
Jami Sanftleben - Paralegal

Jami Sanftleben

Licensed Paralegal
melanie van aarde

Melanie Van Aarde

Sole Practitioner Licensed Paralegal Affiliated with Aitken Robertson
Zachary McDonald - Paralegal

Zachary McDonald

Licensed Paralegal

Frequently Asked Questions

That depends on what you’re charged with, the facts, and the evidence. If you schedule a free 30-minute consultation our staff can tell you what your options for defence are and the cost associated with it. If you can’t make a consultation in person let us know and we’d be happy to do one by telephone.

Yes! Parking at the courthouse is free. If needed, the side streets around the courthouse are typically free for parking as well.

The court rooms are all on the upper floors of the building.

The Quinte Court House has a security check at the front entrance. Make sure you don’t bring anything with you that would cause concern. If you’ve signed the paperwork allowing us to represent you, you won’t have to go into court for most of the administrative work, only for specific events (such as a plea or if the case goes to trial). We’ll keep you updated and let you know if you need to appear in court.

There is a Dairy Queen just a few minutes south east of our firm. Go south on Front St until you reach Dundas St and then go east. It will be on your left. You can reach a Tim Hortons and a Subway on foot in under 10 minutes from either our officers or the Quinte Courthouse. From our firm go west past the courthouse to James St. Take James St south to Colborne St and turn right. Follow Colborne St and you’ll see both Subway and Tim Hortons. Don’t forget that food and drink is not permitted in the courtroom itself.

They accept cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, cheque and money order for payment.

Belleville Criminal Law Resources

Belleville Legal Aid Clinic

If you are unable to obtain legal services financially, Belleville Legal Aid Clinic offers free legal services to residents of Belleville.

15 Bridge St W
Belleville, ON
K8P 3H3
Telephone: (416) 979-2352

Municipal/Provincial Offences

If you have a question or concern about traffic tickets or other provincial or municipal offences, contact the Belleville Municipal/Provincial offences office.

235 Pinnacle St, 3rd Floor
Belleville, ON
K8N 3A9
Telephone: (613) 966 0331
Fax: (613) 966-7045

Belleville’s Quinte Court House

The Quinte Court House serves as the primary court facility for Belleville, as well as the office of the Crown Attorney

Superior Court of Justice
Civil (tel): 613-962-9106
Criminal(tel): 613-962-9106
Enforcement(tel): 613-962-9106
Small Claims(tel): 613-962-9106
Family(tel): 613-962-3106

Ontario Court of Justice
Criminal (tel): 613-962-9106

Ontario Victims Services
Tel: 613-962-3005
Fax: 613-962-3225
Toll Free: 1-866-296-0165

Crown Attorney
Tel: 613-962-0772
Fax: 613-968-6095

Accessibility Site Coordinator
Tel: 613-962-9106 ext: 2067 or 2001

Recent Belleville Cases & Success Stories

What Belleville Clients Say About Us

Google Rating
4.9
Based on 62 reviews
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dwayne H.
dwayne H.
1717444296
Richard and Melanie were amazing to work with. They answered all of our questions and were extremely accommodating. They took their time with is and explained everything perfectly. I highly recommend Richard and Melanie for any of your legal matters.
Kathy W.
Kathy W.
1717166655
We recently had a family legal issue to deal with. Everyone at Aitken Robertson were amazing especially Tarinpal, Melanie and Susan. They dealt with the matter with expertise, compassion and kindness. It was a timely matter which they dealt with right away when we contacted them. We have the utmost... faith in recommending their services.read more
Jason P.
Jason P.
1716481585
Definitely a 5 star rating for Aitken Robertson. My lawyer Jaspreet Gill is caring, understanding and very professional. She explained all the processes and took time to answer all of my questions. Same day replies and follow ups. I, 100%, recommend this law firm .
Nathan L.
Nathan L.
1715995643
Today while in dyer need of a firm I could trust and feel safe with as my only companion died in my arms last week, Aitken-Robertson came to save my dayI was greeted by many of there staff and was substantially helped out by Lindsay when she welcomed me with very a family like spirit!I would... HIGHLY suggest using this firm for your needs as they took the time out of there long weekend for ME, Something no one’s ever done!Thank you so much Richard, Melanie, Lindsay and Susanread more
Naavah K.
Naavah K.
1715202706
After some unexpected trouble I had to turn to Aitken Robertson. I was nervous and unsure about how to handle everything. After my intake with Lindsay, and my consolation with Jaspreet Gill, I felt relieved. I chose the Aitken Robertson firm because I felt like I was in good hands, they understood... my situation and showed kindnessand understanding. They gave me much-needed attention for my case it was the best decision I made.read more
L D
L D
1715010609
Recently contacted Aitken Robertson regarding a pressing legal issue. Richard and Melanie were excellent. They are both extremely helpful, very informative and provided great communication. Answered my questions and prepared me. They are both very knowledgeable. Help set my mind at ease.... Excellent reasonable payment terms.Highly Recommend.read more
Devon A.
Devon A.
1712950424
I had a sensitive legal matter and after looking at other reviews, I retained Aitken Robertson in order to get through my ordeal.Virginia and her team were active on my case from day one and always available to walk me through the process. Very knowledgeable, logical and straightforward, I did... not feel like I was left in the dark and understood the process. Her team responded to my queries and decisions promptly and did not leave me wondering what was happening. They were quick to stay on top and delivered the results that I needed to comfortably move forward in life. Richard also answered many of my questions up front and made me feel that I picked the right firm to help me through my situation.Experts in what they do; efficient in how they operate; and very communicative and compassionate. I highly recommend Aitken Robertson to anyone going through a legal issue.read more
Marshall D.
Marshall D.
1712702343
Thank you Aitken Robertson. Thank you to all who were involved in handling my case in such a timely manner. I can't put into words how much I appreciate all that you have done. Such a professional and experienced group of men and women. Keep up the great work you all do, my many Thank yous to all... of you.read more
Andre
Andre
1711040400
I had the opportunity to have Aitken Robertson represent me in a recent legal matter. The situation was absolutely challenging as no one wants to be in court. Tarinpal was absolutely amazing, as the matter was resolved to my satisfaction. I highly recommend Aiken Robertson and I am proof that they... will do a tremendous job. Thanks a million Tarinpal, you are the best!!!!!read more
Bliss D.
Bliss D.
1710025841
The intake with Lindsay was amazing!Lindsay was amazing with our intakeI called to discuss my pending case and asked for advice. Lindsay was able to get back to me the same day and was on the phone with me past 30 minutes discussing my case. She really helped calm me down and ease my stress as I... have a warrant out for my arrest on charges that I have no clue about. She was very advisable based on her knowledge and answered my questions but always told me that she's not a lawyer so please wait to speak to the big man Mr.Aitken. I am seeing alot of amazing reviews on this of people who had way worse charges and got off so I feel that they will do the same for me too. I spoke with Mr. Aitken today, he gave me a wealth of advice and told me how his firm can represent me and quoted me way less than 10 other lawyers that I spoke with. I am looking forward to see how they will handle my case because I read many good reviews.read more
Matt H.
Matt H.
1709146467
Very happy with all the service I have received from the place of business. Very professional and everything was promptly taken care of immediately. Daniel Lemaire and Aitken Roertson are the go to pair when needed.
J R
J R
1708551451
I cannot express enough gratitude for the exceptional legal representation provided by Aitken Robertson. From the moment we walked through the door, the team displayed unparalleled professionalism and expertise. Their dedication to our case was evident in every interaction, and their knowledge of... criminal law is truly remarkable. They guided us through a challenging legal process with patience and compassion, always keeping us informed and reassured. I highly recommend Aitken Robertson to anyone in need of legal assistance. Thank you for your unwavering support!read more
Adriana S.
Adriana S.
1708460058
I recently had the opportunity to work with Aitken Robertson firm for a legal matter, and I cannot recommend their services highly enough.Melanie was always accessible, providing clear explanations and updates and worked diligently. She was knowledgeable and straightforward, providing clear... answers to my questions and ensuring I was informed throughout the process. Furthermore, Richard played a supportive role by addressing additional questions, which contributed to making the entire process seamless. Their expertise, ease of communication, and supportive staff collectively make them an excellent choice.read more
Darrian D.
Darrian D.
1707509163
Aitken Robertson helped me out alot through a rough time, thanks alot again!
J P.
J P.
1707169488
Really good team of legal pros. Timely responses, polite , professional and up to the point . I fired my previous lawyer because he so often used the word “ unfortunately “ . That was not the case with Aitken Robertson .They helped me tremendously.Sometimes one word in legal vocabulary can make a... big difference. Knowledge is power and they applied both when need it .Thanks to all staff @ Aitken RobertsonJacek Pread more
Shaibi Saji V. P.
Shaibi Saji V. P.
1698201271
First of all, We would like to thank the entire team of Aitken Robertson Belleville, they are the best. I am writing this on behalf of my spouse (he has some language barriers). We sincerely appreciate the criminal defense Lawyer J. Gill for working hard with us for the last few months. It made a... difference in our lives. Also, We would like to express our sincere gratitude towards S.Cornett for making payment arrangements affordable for us during our financialhardships. Again, if Aitken Robertson lawfirm wasn't there for us, we couldn't have made it this far. Thank you for helping us and saving our future in Canada. (Special thanks to J.Gill and S.Cornett)read more
Anonymous
Anonymous
1695382063
Aitken Robertson and Mr. Channdeep Nagi and his team helped me reclaim my life. Forever thankful. A lot was done being the scenes and can’t express enough how lucky I was to choose this firm to fight my false charges.thank you again.
Shiro L.
Shiro L.
1693368576
The team and staff are great and very helpful. Best criminal lawyers and I m happy and impressed with positive results I received. I will highly recommendAitken robertson lawyers. Jaspreet was great in every wayTo get the positive results for me.thanks a lot jaspreet.
Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.
1691766376
The team and staff at Aiken Robertson are the best criminal law lawyers.I am very please with the results. From our first meeting, Melanie explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand and was always very responsive when I had questions outside of our meetings. I am very pleased... with the results. I highly recommend Mr. Aiken and teamread more
Uma G.
Uma G.
1689212062
very helpful ,Amazing lawyer and I would recommend for anyone!!!
James T.
James T.
1679516536
Lawyer Dan Lemaire, Successful and professionally defended my son against DUI charges that would have devastated his future.Not only winning the case but skillfully putting my son's anxiety to rest during the ordeal.Dan isn't just a lawyer arguing cases, but an attorney that sincerely understands... and cares for the people he represents.read more
Deborah T.
Deborah T.
1676646927
I have high praise for lawer Dan Lemaire and his assistant Carol Betz for working so hard for my son. My son was charged with a DUI and was devasted and very scared. The results were the best possible outcome. Dan got the charges reduced and the criminal charges were dropped. My son was elated of... course. I would highly recommend this firm for the efficient and carng way they handled my son's case.read more
krishan G.
krishan G.
1675213731
My experience with Aitken Robertson has been great. They saved my future.It was so new for me and i was so overwhelmed. They were here, when i need them from the start. At first i talk with richard, who made sure i knew each and every detail about my case.I would like to thank Virginia Dolinska... who was handling my case. She is very professional and listened all my concerns while being transparent on possible scenario about my case. She put alot of hard work and time to solve my case.When i was so stressed, Jaspreet Kaur Gill was here to listen me patiently. She was very prompt in her response that help me remain calm at those hard times. Throughout the case, she explains even very small details which i was not even able to understand. Thanks for being so kind and patient.Payments are so flexible. I was able to make small installments per month with no issues.I would like to thank their whole team. They all are a good team of great professionals. Highly recommended.Thankyou!read more
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