During the covid-19 pandemic, it is important that we all follow public health recommendations. We should all maintain social distancing and self-isolate ourselves if we are sick, have travelled or have had contact with someone who is sick or who has travelled. Aitken Robertson is no different. We are taking this situation seriously and complying with all public health recommendations.
That said, criminal law offices like Aitken Robertson are not an ordinary business. We take care of matters that affect, among other things, a person’s liberty. Our clients expect that their criminal matters are dealt with efficiently. For this reason, Aitken Robertson is still generally open and able to assist anyone with a criminal law problem. Rest assured that our entire team is practising social distancing. We are not seeing clients in person in our offices.
Our lawyers and support staff are working remotely. Lawyers are still communicating – by telephone and electronic means – with their clients, and with Crown attorneys regarding their clients’ matters. Plea courts are still open for business by telecommunication. Although the criminal courts are largely shut down, urgent matters are still being heard and criminal lawyers are still attending court on these matter. This includes, for example, who are in custody and whose release is being delayed.
If you have a criminal law problem, we can communicate with you by phone or electronically. We have access to the criminal justice system and we can assist you in navigating through it in these difficult times. As always, we can be easily reached through our website and by calling any of our office numbers or our toll-free number at 1-800-668-1657.