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199 Front Street
Suite 201
Belleville, Ontario
K8N 5N5

613-771-7260

freeconsult@callalawyer.ca

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

After Hours & Weekends By Appointment

Reach Us 24/7
at 1-800-668-1657

Google Rating
5.0
Based on 25 reviews

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We offer free 30-minute initial consultations to individuals in Ontario. Our criminal defence lawyers are available to review your case at one of our conveniently located offices or meeting places.

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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

Criminal Lawyer Richard Aitken

Richard Aitken

Managing Lawyer
With over 35 years practicing criminal law under his belt, Richard Aitken not only continues to handle his cases but assists the rest of his team with their cases daily. Richard has focused much of his practice on drinking and driving offences and is so passionate about this field of law he owns his own Initializer 8000TM, the instrument used by Ontario police for testing blood alcohol levels.
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Ottawa Criminal Lawyer - Virginia Dolinska

Virginia Dolinska

Lawyer
A dedicated criminal defence lawyer, Virginia Dolinska earned her J.D. at the University of Ottawa, articled under Richard Aitken, and now leads the firm’s operations in Ottawa, Belleville, and Kingston full-time. Virginia immigrated to Canada from Eastern Europe at a young age and keeps those challenges in mind as she assists those facing challenges of their own.
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Zachary McDonald

Zachary McDonald

Administrative Assistant
Zachary McDonald is a full-time employee at Aitken Robertson and a successful graduate of the Paralegal program at Loyalist College in Belleville.
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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

CASE STUDY: Charges of Over 80 in Belleville Dismissed

An officer of the Belleville police department received the call just after 9:00 p.m. A citizen had phoned Dispatch to report a red pickup track driving erratically.

CASE STUDY: Plea Bargain – Break and Enter

Our goal was to keep our client out of a lengthy jail sentence. Our client entered a plea bargain and some charges were withdrawn.

What Belleville Clients Say About Us

Google Rating
5.0
Based on 25 reviews
Finlay M.
Finlay M.
09:11 06 Oct 21
Aitken and Robertson care about there clientsand have been dedicated to helping with my family's legal matters thus so far and his team truly do care in helping. They always get back to me as soon as possible when I have any questions.
Jamie Lee W.
Jamie Lee W.
02:33 05 Oct 21
Wissam A.
Wissam A.
15:56 10 Sep 21
This was my first time dealing with the legal system, I was falsely charged, under shock and devastated with the charges laid against me by my spouse. I did a lot of research looking for a strong firm in Kingston and am really fortunate for being assigned Virginia and Zachary. The case is still... ongoing, but Zachary and Virginia helped me a lot, especially that I had so many questions, answering me with a professional and caring way. Highly recommended and hopefully a positive outcome soon.read more
Julien L.
Julien L.
16:18 09 Sep 21
I was very happy with the level of performance that I received from Jami at Aitken Robertson. He was professional and honest about my case from day one and handled the situation exceptionally. I received the outcome that I was hoping for and I am now relieved of much stress. I would highly... recommend his service.read more
Robert H.
Robert H.
18:39 29 Jun 21
BelleBella !.
BelleBella !.
16:21 29 Jun 21
I would definitely recommend this firm. I had Chandeep Nagi as my lawyer and he got me the resolution I was hoping for. Mr. Nagi was always responsive and communicative with me. I am very happy with him and would recommend him and the firm.Thank you C. Nagi for everything you have done for me.
jerrett D.
jerrett D.
18:29 26 Jun 21
I was very happy with the service and results I received from Jami at Aitken Robertson. If I was convicted of my charge, it would have meant a big fine and very bad consequences for my insurance, and possibly a suspension. He appeared ready for trial and won my case! I got the best possible... outcome and never set foot in a courtroom. Highly recommend!read more
meagan C.
meagan C.
23:48 24 Jun 21
The whole experience was professional and efficient. I was facing a impaired driving charge and never being in trouble before I was scared and unsure of the process. Richard and team were able to get my charge dropped to dangerous driving and a conditional discharge ( meaning the charge will... disappear after 1 year ) I couldn’t have asked for a better result as I did not want to have a criminal record . You might not hear from them much but rest assured they are working on your case and When you do reach out to his team they are very responsive. I hope to never see Richard again 😜 as I have learned my lesson in poor decision making ! But I will never forget what they did for me . Thanks Richard , Michelle, Susie, the crown and judge for giving me a second chance 💙read more
Randy R.
Randy R.
02:04 24 Jun 21
Best team around , they won my case with Canadas wonder land and the t.o police I think in 3 court dates 🙌 Loyal and Fast ! Price may be bit more then smaller firms but it’s worth it
W N.
W N.
16:35 19 Jun 21
Everyone at this firm has been incredibly helpful, and without their assistance, I would surely be in a terrible position. I have primarily been represented by Virginia Dolinska and her assistant Zachary MacDonald (both of whom I would be lost without right now), however, their associate Chandeep... Nagi recently helped me in a manner that I can't thank him enough for. His work was exceptional, and I'm so thankful that he has become an addition to an already outstanding firm. My sincerest thanks to all of you for everything you've done for me.I would strongly recommend this firm to anyone needing representation. Also, I would like to note that they are very personable, empathetic, and sincere. You don't feel like just a number or a paycheque to this firm; they care for their clients. It should also be mentioned that they are very reasonable in regard to legal fees, and you will not feel as though you are being taken advantage of like most other firms I have spoken with.Thank you again everyone!read more
Sean De H.
Sean De H.
14:53 11 Jun 21
Great choice for representation. Criminal lawyers serving Belleville, Kingston and surrounding areas. Richard and the whole team were extremely knowledgeable and professional during tough times. They helped keep my record clean and get my situation straightened out. I was facing serious... charges, but Richard and the whole team were great to get this resolved and my life back to normal. They were also able to get my bail conditions changed more than once during the process in a timely manner. They also provide a free book about criminal charges and choosing the right lawyer, and also what to expect throughout the process. This book was very helpful for myself and I suggest you check it out if you're in need of a criminal lawyer. Thank you to Richard and the whole team for helping us get through this whole situation. I highly recommend using this firm for your case.read more
Broken S.
Broken S.
17:41 04 Jun 21
Richard AitkenWas out standing gave me outstanding legal advice on a very personal matter and did a free consultation really help guide me too the right decision. It’s great too deal with a law firm that not only cares on personal level but also it’s not all about the money. I also want too... mention the customer service that I received and the quick response I received from Zack awesome job done by allRichardread more
Jamie H.
Jamie H.
16:48 11 May 21
Aitken Robertson is a respected professional law firm in Belleville. I had a potential charge and Richard's firm handled it perfectly. Richard's assistant Susie was very kind and cooperative. My retainer, due to my finances was very fair. Everything was handled to my satisfaction with the utmost... professionalism and empathy. I would highly recommend this firm for any appropriate legal situation. They are fair, ethical and care about you, the client.read more
Simone P.
Simone P.
02:04 08 May 21
I, Robin Dyon Grant-Russell, would like to give a huge Thank you to Tarinpal Dhaliwal for all hard work he put in to my case. To any one that's in need of a lawyer I highly recommend Tarinpal Dhaliwal. He wasted no time at all on my case. I was amazed with how responsive he was at all times, as... well as keeping me updated on every aspect of my case, day by day . Also the monthly payment plans they can offer made moving forward in my case extremely easy.Tarinpal didn't sit and wait for results with having to reach out to the BC Crown. He pushed and went the extra mile and by doing so Tarinpal was able to successfully have all of my Ontario and BC charges dropped (4 in BC and 1 in Ontario) in a very professional level, and timely service.As the results of how this has helped change my life in way words that I couldn't start to explain. Knowing now I can put this behind me; now that feeling is amazing ... I, Robin Dyon Grant-Russell would highly recommended Tarinpal Dhaliwal as your next lawyer.read more
Kris R.
Kris R.
17:02 15 Apr 21
Jami successfully assisted me with a medical suspension licensing tribunal hearing resulting in license reinstatement. The process is an absolute joke and is lengthy. Our government should be ashamed of themselves but this law firm helped me successfully navigate government incompetence!! Thank... you! PS your doctors office is NOT a safe place, be careful what you tell them.read more
Savanth R.
Savanth R.
18:14 14 Apr 21
I received a speeding ticket and the demerits would have caused a complication , but Jami was able to reduce it no demerits . Unlike the initials quotes and generic procedures provided by the lawyers i have contacted before , Jami was quite keen from the start giving me clear explanation of what... was going to be done and the practices that can be resorted to be in various cases . I highly recommend him for his professionalism and the quality of service provided.read more
Brittany D.
Brittany D.
19:35 03 Mar 21
To date I have been very impressed with the Aitken Robertson office and staff. They were able to pick up our case on extremely short notice, and have responded to all emails and phone calls in a timely manner. I will keep this review updated as our case progresses.
patrick W.
patrick W.
16:46 12 Feb 21
We have never required any legal assistance in the past. When my son got into some trouble and needed some legal advice, we reached out to Aitken Robertson and team. They were professional and responsive. The team walked us through the whole process, answered all our questions and put us at ease. ... I would definitely recommend their services to friends and family.read more
Anthony
Anthony
20:36 04 Feb 21
Richard and his team have done a professional and in-depth job. With a competent handle on law, a convoluted caseload and the willingness to understand their client's situations, their hard work really does go unnoticed.I feel that a great lawyer is a lawyer that puts in a visible effort, answers... the phone and is able to make sense of complicated situations, whilst respecting you as a human. They do just that.Communicating in an organized and concise manner is refreshing and helps ease the 'anxiety of the unknowns'.I'm very thankful for the expertise your firm has offered.Best regards,Anthonyread more
Julia M.
Julia M.
22:50 04 Jan 21
really great and professional
Maurice R.
Maurice R.
19:16 04 Jan 21
My name is Maurice, and I was charged with DUI back in August.Richard Aitken and his team was extremely professional in providing helpful tip and guidance throughout the process. Michelle was extremely responsive and supportive to ease my mental stress🙏🙏🙏.Cost was the same... as the initial quote, and Mr.Richard even went beyond what was included in the scope.I feel I would have been sentence for far worst of it wasn’t for the work of this team.I would 100% recommend Aitken Robertson and his team to anyone who in need of defending any charges.Thank you again for Richard and Michelle for all your hard work and support.read more
Margaret B.
Margaret B.
18:36 03 Jan 21
Very caring and professional service I received from this law firm. I would definitely recommend them.
Yacht 4.
Yacht 4.
20:25 10 Feb 19
I went to Aitken Robertson last year approximately 12 months ago facing 7 charges. Assault x3, extortion x2, utter threats x2, most of it was historical as my x planned a legal assault on me for months.This firm after reading many good reviews I decided to hire. I put my future in the hands... of Jordan Tekinos, and let them work The only contacted me when they needed something… And they did not fabricate emails and letters in order to pad their own pockets The pricing was fair and cheap in my opinion.In the end this professional legal team dug down to the bottom and presented the real story to the courts Approximately eight months later, an excellent result happened...All charges dropped, save for one utter threat.And if it wasn’t for my criminal record it would’ve been deleted as well.If you’re hot water, look no further.Strait goods. A+ lawyers with an amazing relationship with crown attorneysJordan Tekinos, Thank you Sir.read more
francis T.
francis T.
02:30 09 May 18
Very professional service. Very satisfied with the service received. I recommend their experience.
Steven Z.
Steven Z.
19:52 07 Sep 17
Im very glad i have these lawyers on my side, they are very laid back and very understanding, easy going on payment plans, they go the extra mile, especially for me since im in the ottawa area, they helped me alot and i would recomend them to anyone! They are easy to deal with and understand of any... situations without judgement, i felt safe and calm talking to them over the phone, they got you covered in all of ontario, great service and thanks to the team who lined me up, i was lost and confused on how to do these things and dealing with them, lead me in the right direction, Thanks Aitken Robertson!! And the whole team behind him! Keep it up!Steven Z.read more
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