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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 meeting places in Brighton.

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About Us

Our team of criminal lawyers at Aitken Robertson represents clients charged in Brighton area and all of the Kawarthas. Our criminal lawyers are available to review your case at one of our convenient offices or meeting places in the areas of Brighton, Cobourg, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Kingston and throughout southern Ontario. We offer a free initial consultation, flexible weekend and evening hours, and reasonable payments plans with no interest costs. We do not bill clients for travel expenses.

After accepting your case, through careful examination of the facts, we will establish whether there are grounds to have your charges dismissed for legal or technical reasons. We will also determine if there has been a violation of your rights guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms. A thorough investigation can mean the difference between: having the charges dropped or going to trial; receiving a guilty verdict or a not-guilty verdict; a poor plea bargain or a favourable one.

Some of our lawyers are trained Breath Techs, which allows great insight into the proper operation of breath testing instruments in drinking and driving cases.

Charges We Can Help You Fight

Impaired Driving including: operate motor vehicle over 80, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, refuse or fail to provide a breath sample, impaired by drugs, impaired operation of a vessel, and drinking & driving.

Other Driving Offences including: dangerous driving, criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle, drive prohibited, driving while suspended, stunt driving, careless driving, speeding, and driving without insurance.

Domestic Assault including: peace bonds, breach of recognizance, and threatening charges.

Sex Assault including: rape, aggravated sexual assault, sexual touching, and sexual exploitation.

Criminal Harassment including: stalking charges.

Bail Hearings including: acting as a surety, bail estreatment, bail hearings for all criminal and drug charges, and bail appeals (reviews).

Young Offenders including: all criminal, drug, and traffic charges, diversion, and extra judicial sanctions.

Drug Offences including: possession, trafficking, possession for the purpose, cultivation, production, and importing.

Theft including: theft over, theft under, shoplifting,  and diversion of charges.

Frauds including: fraud over, fraud under, white collar crime,  and diversion of charges.

Mischief including: mischief under, mischief over, and mischief endangering life.

Criminal Appeals including: appeals against verdict, and appeals against sentence.

Our Brighton Area Team

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
carol betz - paralegal

Carol Betz

Licensed Paralegal
melanie van aarde

Melanie Van Aarde

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

Zachary McDonald

Licensed Paralegal
Shan Burns

Shan Burns

Accounts / Administrative Assistant / Assistant to Phil Stiles
Kim Playford

Kim Playford

Administrative Assistant / Editor
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