Criminal Allegations in Brampton
If you have been charged with a criminal offence in Brampton, our team of legal professionals are equipped to help you. Below are some of the criminal offences that we can defend against:
Aitken Robertson Criminal Law Office in Brampton
Our Brampton location is one of Aitken Robertson’s meeting places. Located just a 4 minute walk away from the local Ontario Court of Justice on Hurontario Street, our location is conveniently located with ample parking to serve your specific needs.
Potential clients who visit our Brampton meeting place will be working closely with Tarinpal Dhaliwal. Our lawyers have worked numerous DUI cases, including cases where clients are alleged to refuse or fail to provide a breath sample. Additionally, we have experience working on cases include assault, sex assault, fraud, theft, mischief, breaches, voyeurism, harassment, and Section 11(b) applications for undue delay. Additionally, all of our firm’s lawyers are supported by a network of over twenty lawyers, paralegals, clerks, administrators and students. All of our locations also use the advice and support from our founding lawyer, Richard Aitken, who has over 35 years of criminal defence experience.
Aitken Robertson believes all those who face charges deserve quality, experienced criminal defence regardless of their finances. That’s why we offer free 30-minute consultations, flat rate billing, and interest-free payment plans.
During a free 30-minute consultation a member of our team will discuss the facts of your case with you. These discussions will be protected under lawyer-client confidentiality. We will later inform you about what outcomes you can expect, as well as potential costs. We want you to have all the information necessary to decide to retain us or not.
Instead of paying by the hour, our firm uses a flat rate billing system. Rather than adding up all the time spent working on your case at the very end (which makes the bill unknown until then) we give you a flat rate upfront, and that will be the cost regardless of how many hours we put in. To this end, even if we do happen work more than what we expected initially, the bill remains the same. Any unknown fees will also not be added on.
Our firm also offers interest-free payment plans if you have any concerns about payment. Rather than paying the entire amount in one or two lump sums, you can make smaller instalments over a period of time, such as over weeks or months. We can create a custom plan to suit each client based on their financial situation and do not charge any interest. Simply put, the overall amount will be the same regardless if you pay everything upfront, or over a period of time.
If you are facing criminal or provincial charges in the Brampton area, reach out to us at 2 County Court Blvd, Suite 400, or call us to book your free 30-minute consultation. We offer meets by “Zoom” or “Google Meet”, and will be happy to discuss your matter with you. Retaining us after a satisfactory meeting will allow us to start building your defence as soon as possible.
Our Team In Brampton
Being charged with a criminal allegation has its implications. Consequences such as imprisonment, fines, and other significant penalties can follow. Fortunately, our team of criminal defence lawyers in Brampton is available to offer legal support. We understand how discouraging and upsetting it can be to be criminally charged. Therefore, we want to help.
Our team of legal professionals have extensive legal education and training. We work hard to remain up-to-date on any new regulations, protocols and procedures.
We are dedicated to helping you achieve a suitable resolution. Our team of legal experts work cooperatively to gather all supporting documents and information related to your case. If you are considering choosing us as your legal representatives, why not start by contacting us for a free 30-minute consultation?
At our law office, what matters to you matters to us. We provide affordable payment options that can be tailored to all financial situations. That means that you can afford to get the legal support that you need. Our criminal lawyers in Brampton look forward to speaking with you.
Court Information for Criminal Offences in Brampton
In Brampton, criminal offences are heard at Brampton’s Ontario Court of Justice. This courthouse is located at: 7755 Hurontario St. in Brampton, Ontario. The hours of operation here are Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5pm.
Due to COVID-19 and the protocols that have been implemented, court is not operating regularly. Instead, hearings are being held online as individuals are advised not to go to court. However, should you need to travel here, parking is available onsite.
If you are feeling hungry while visiting, here are some nearby restaurants:
- Get Grill – Offering dishes that are Afro-Asian inspired such as suya steak, stir fry chicken and shrimp,
- Fanzorelli’s Restaurant & Wine Bar – Serving Italian dishes such as mushroom linguine, parmigiano, pesto chicken and additional foods
- Chilli Chicken House – Offering Hakka food such as pepper paneer, chicken chow mein, fish pakora, along with other menu items
Crime in Brampton
Brampton is a suburban city located in the Greater Toronto Area. It has a population of 593,638 according to the 2016 census. Not only is it a very populated area today, it can also boast a notable history.
An agreement titled Ajetance Purchase or Treaty 19 was signed in 1818 granting 2,622 km2 of Mississauga land to the Crown.1 It was signed by James Ajetance, chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit with the British colonial government.2
From 1820 onwards, British settlers arrived in Brampton. As the years progressed, the area developed and in 1858 the Grand Trunk Railway arrived, further spurring economic development.
In 1867, Brampton was chosen as the location for Peel County’s Government. Then in 1873, Brampton was incorporated as a town.3
While conducting a review during the 1960s, the Province of Ontario could see that Peel County was growing rapidly but its 10 municipal governments varied greatly in their abilities. In an effort to improve governance, the decision for amalgamation was made.4
Consequently, the City of Brampton was created to include the Town of Brampton, the southern half of Chinguacousy Township, and portions of the Town of Mississauga and Toronto Gore Township.5 Mississauga, and Caledon were also created during this time.6
Today, Brampton continues to be a vibrant city opening its doors to a range of cultures and persons of various ethnic backgrounds. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the Canada.
How Safe is Brampton?
If several people in Brampton were to be asked how safe they feel living in this town, different responses would be given. However, over the past few years, Brampton has witnessed an increase in violence and crime.
The Bramptonist, in its article titled “Here’s How Brampton Ranks in Terms of Safety”7 detailed the specifics mentioned in “Canada’s Most Dangerous Places 2020”8 released by Maclean’s.
Based on its Crime Severity Index (CSI) of 50, Brampton & Mississauga were rated 161 out of the 237 urban areas evaluated.
For the rate of increase in crime, Brampton and Mississauga were ranked 97th. These two combined ranked higher than Toronto, which was ranked 101st for its crime rate increase. However, unlike Toronto, Brampton and Mississauga have seen a more significant rise in crime over the past five years.
Which Crimes Are the Most Common in Brampton?
Within the same article published by the Bramptonist, the number of incidents of certain categories of crime were compared to the Canadian average. For instance, it was stated that homicide, assault, and sexual assault were categories that negatively influenced the crime statistics compared to other categories in which rates decreased, such as break and enter and youth crimes.
BramptonGuardian.com reports the latest crimes for the area. The latest reports are of crimes such as dangerous driving, stunt driving, robberies, shootings, property crime, assault, and theft.
What Is Being Done to Implement Safety in Brampton?
Over the past few years, Brampton has seen a remarkable rise in crime. The assumption held by many experts is that influences such as “poverty and economic deprivation”9 have had their impact on this increase. However, Peel Police Sergeant Joseph Cardi suggests that “family conditions, drugs, peer pressure, unemployment, and the desire for control, revenge, or power” may also be factors.10
In an effort to combat crime in Brampton, several community safety developments have been initiated. These have been formed to assist in minimizing criminal activity in the city. One initiative is the Brampton Community Safety Advisory Committee,11 consisting of 8-16 members from various areas and organizations of Brampton.
Representatives from Peel Regional Police, Peel Public Health, Peel Region District School Board and other organizations make up the committee. They aim to “raise awareness, advise, and stimulate action to serve as a resource to the Council on matters of community safety in the City of Brampton.”12
Other community groups such as the Neighbourhood Watch Program were also present in Brampton though in 2020 the program lost its funding.13 However, community groups such as the Brampton Safe City Association still exist, working within the community to promote safety.14
- “Brampton.” The Canadian Encyclopedia. Accessed December 16, 2021. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/brampton.
- Tiffany Persaud, By, -, and Tiffany Persaud. “Here’s How Brampton Ranks in Terms of Safety.” Bramptonist, November 27, 2019. https://bramptonist.com/heres-how-brampton-ranks-in-terms-of-safety/.
- “Canada’s Most Dangerous Places 2020.” Macleans.ca. Accessed December 16, 2021. https://www.macleans.ca/canadas-most-dangerous-places-2020/.
- “Here’s Why Violent Crime Is on the Rise in Brampton.” insauga | Local Online News, August 22, 2019. https://quickbitenews.com/article/brampton/heres-why-violent-crime-is-on-the-rise-in-brampton/.
- Brampton Community Safety Advisory Committee. Accessed December 16, 2021. https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/Council-Committees/Pages/Brampton-Community-Safety-Advisory-Committee.aspx.
- “Brampton Spent Big on a Community Safety Program but Abruptly Pulled Support; Manager Got $94K.” The Pointer. Accessed December 16, 2021. https://thepointer.com/article/2020-10-22/brampton-spent-big-on-a-community-safety-program-but-abruptly-pulled-support-manager-got-94k.
- “Brampton Safe City Association – Overview, Competitors, and Employees.” Apollo.io. Accessed December 16, 2021. https://www.apollo.io/companies/Brampton-Safe-City-Association/5d0953b9a3ae6117d7d52adf.
What Our Brampton Clients Have Said
Recent Brampton Cases & Success Stories
The client’s primary objective was to resolve the charges in a manner that would not jeopardize his FAST PASS status.
In order to negotiate a plea deal with the Crown, our lawyer aimed to raise doubt regarding the Crown’s reasonable prospect of conviction in this case.
The client’s goal was to resolve the charges in a way that would not harm her chances at being successful in her permanent residency application. For this, any result leading to no criminal conviction would have been advantageous.
This case showcases the way a criminal charge can drag on, consuming the accused’s life for months, all while the accused is still presumed innocent.