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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 Cobourg.

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About Us

Cobourg is a lovely historical town on the shores of Lake Ontario. It also is the location of the main courthouse for Northumberland County. If you were charged in the Cobourg area with a DUI offence such as impaired or over 80, or with any other criminal offence while in Cobourg or anywhere else in Northumberland County, your matter will be heard in that courthouse.

No matter what offence you have been charged with, you should get advice from a criminal lawyer immediately. However, acting quickly is especially important with DUI charges as a delay could affect how soon you get to drive again.

The lawyers of the criminal law firm of Aitken Robertson are knowledgeable and experienced in many areas of criminal law. If it was a DUI offence for which you were charged, Aitken Robertson is a good firm to turn to as some of the lawyers at this firm are trained “Breath Techs,” which means that they are particularly knowledgeable about the proper operation of the breath testing instruments used by police in these drinking and driving cases.

Aitken Robertson can help with more than just DUI cases. The firm’s team of lawyers have many years of combined experience in many other areas of law as well, including assault, sexual offences, domestic assault, child porn, mischief, fraud, theft, criminal harassment, drug offences and young offenders. Richard Aitken himself has been practising criminal law for some 35 years!

Not only are the lawyers of Aitken Robertson knowledgeable about criminal law, they know the Cobourg court, its judges and Crown Attorneys.

Whatever your criminal charges are, contact Aitken Robertson, for a free 30-minute consultation. You’ll be able to discuss your case, including possible outcomes, with an Aitken Robertson lawyer. And, you’ll get a quote on the legal fees – a quote that you will be able to rely on.

Aitken Robertson uses a block fee billing system rather than hourly fee billing. A block fee billing system is more predictable, so there won’t be any surprises when you get your final bill. And, Aitken Robertson offers reasonable payments plans with no interest. The lawyers of Aitken Robertson will not bill you for minor disbursements like photocopies and postage. They will not bill you for mileage or other travel expenses. And, they will not bill you for time spent on phone calls etc.

Aitken Robertson has offices throughout Ontario and with flexible weekend and evening hours. One of the firm’s criminal lawyers is available to review your case through one of the firm’s convenient locations in the areas of Cobourg, Oshawa, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Kingston and throughout southern Ontario.

While due to pandemic restrictions office appointments are, for the moment, limited, telephone appointments are continuing. You can call toll-free: 1-800-668-1657.

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, 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, driving without insurance.

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

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

Criminal Harassment: including stalking charges.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Criminal Appeals: appeals against verdict, appeals against sentence.

Our Cobourg Area Team

Richard Aitken criminal lawyer

Richard Aitken

Managing Lawyer
Edmund Chan - Criminal Lawyer

Edmund Chan

Sole Practitioner Lawyer Affiliated with Aitken Robertson
Roshni Gopaul - Criminal Defence Lawyer

Roshni Gopaul

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
Shan Burns

Shan Burns

Accounts / Administrative Assistant / Assistant to Phil Stiles
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