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criminal lawyer justin marchand
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“It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.” – Tim Ferriss

Email: justin.marchand@fightthecharges.com

J.D., Western University, 2014

B.A., Dalhousie University (History), 2010

I have practiced law at Aitken Robertson for a few years. I typically run multiple trials every month throughout the year.

I practice in all areas of criminal law, but I focus on drinking and driving allegations. Every year the team and I attend specialised courses in DUI law, often using experts not locally available. For example, in 2016 we attended a training course in New Orleans with some of the most prestigious and renowned DUI attorneys and experts in North America. The subject of the conference was the scientific workings of the Intoxilyzer 8000 – the breath-testing instrument used by officers to calculate an individual’s blood alcohol level.

My approach to many DUI cases is to at first take a dispassionate look at your initial disclosure. Ultimately, I will comprehensively review your case and situation, with a view to explaining your options. It is always helpful if I can expose errors in police investigations, warrants, or just plain intrusive investigations. My findings and conclusion form the basis for trial litigation, and a significant portion of my practice is conducting trials in the Ontario Court of Justice.

Trial litigation for drinking and driving charges typically involves constitutional litigation. I file dozens of applications each year on behalf my clients. These “Charter applications” engage remedies, such as excluding illegally obtained evidence. Each year I successfully get excluded key evidence against my clients. However, each trial turns on its own facts – so we discuss the reasonably available facts. You will not be shut-out on your case, I will explain your legal case to you to whatever degree you are interested. I want you to be comfortable, or as comfortable as can be in the circumstances.

Some of the time an acquittal is not within the realm of possibilities, but nonetheless I will pursue the best result that may represent the best way forward for you. An example achieved every year are reductions of the charges to Highway Traffic Act penalties.

I will be straight-forward about my assessment of your case.

I enjoy applying my constitutional litigation knowledge to all kinds of situations, including search and seizures of guns and drugs. Other areas of my practice include:

  • Assault, including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, sexual assault, and assault bodily harm, in various contexts including bar fights, historical allegations of sexual abuse, random encounters, and domestic assault;
  • Fraud, including fraud under $5000.00 and fraud over $5000.00, in various contexts such as allegations of internet phishing fraud, payday loan fraud, as well as fraud against employers. I routinely work on cases involving five-figure and six-figure fraud allegations.
  • Theft, including theft under $5000.00 and theft over $5000.00, in various contexts such as theft from department stores and theft from employers;
  • Mischief;
  • Breach, such as allegations of breach of recognizance and breach of probation.

If you need a criminal lawyer, Mr. Marchand can meet you for a free, 30-minute consultation to discuss your case.

Justin Marchand is a lawyer and is licensed by the Law Society of Ontario.

Testimonials / Reviews for Mr. Marchand

"I was charged with over 80 and Impaired driving in Toronto for the first time. Me being a Truck Driver, you can imagine how scared i was. I did little research and came across the website for Aitken Robertson and...read more

"I reached out to Aitken Robertson - fight the charges - when I was charged with fraud under $5,000.  I was introduced to my lawyer, Justin Marchand.  With Justin's help, I was capable of paying the full restitution fee in...read more

“I was facing four separate charges: Over 80mgs, Impaired, Dangerous Driving, and Failure to Remain. As a result of the charges I lost my job. Furthermore, I faced at least a year suspension from driving, fines and a criminal record,...read more

I believe that my experience with Aitken Robertson was a very good one. I was in a terrible fix and they listened to my story and made me feel a lot less stressed. I appeared for fingerprints once and never...read more

Some of Our Google Reviews

I had my first trouble with law couple of months and we found Edmund Chang. He helped me through all the process professionally moreover, he really cares about my best interest, he will check if I comfortable with all decisions we were going to make and if not, he will not push it. Other things that really stand out, he is approachable as well as responsive to follow up. In the end, we settled the case and I can move on.read more
Krystal Stacy
17:19 15 Jun 18
I was charged with over 0.80 and Impaired Driving charges. I didn't think I had any chance, but Justin Marchant managed to get me out with a careless driving charge. Thanks to him, I don't have a criminal record!!! Very friendly, sharp, professional, and dedicated individual. He did a great job prepping me for the trial, and prepping for the case. I highly recommend this firm, as if it wasn't for them, I'm not sure what would have happened to my life. I made a nasty mistake, one which I will never ever make again. Some lessons have a big price to be learned.read more
Sean Jamali
15:20 07 Jun 18
Recently I was charged with over .80, Justin Marchand help me WIN this charge, from the moment I contacted him, he was very professional and upfront, He always responded to my calls and answered all my questions, He prepared me really well before trial. I would 100% recommend him and his team, Job Well done… “Sometimes good people make mistakes”read more
S F
17:16 07 Jun 18
Mr. Marchand is an amazing lawyer. He is very personable and professional. My case was a very long and drawn out case, but Mr. Marchand always kept up with everything and I was always well informed. I really appreciated that he would take the time to fully explain his thought process/strategy and was never condescending. Even though this was a stressful time, Mr. Marchand made it a great experience and took care of everything.read more
Rochelle Jenifer
17:30 15 Jun 18
Once again amazing ! I am writing this review as I always refer my friends to this firm. THEY ARE THE BEST ! My friend was pulled over at the us border on a random check and in turn got charged with a refusal. My friend did not know that refusing to take a breathalyzer was a criminal offence. In fact as soon as he realized it he asked the officers to take it but they refused him. In turn he was charged with a refusal. Aitken Robertson specializes in DUI and cases such as this.. so it was an immediate call to them that i put in for him. Right then and there they took over. As usual, they offered a payment plan and of course they took care of everything all the pre-trial meetings etc. Justin was the laywer for him and not only is he the MOST thorough he is the most out for justice. He found the errors that the officers made and he used it to my friends advantage. He went above and beyond to find the best resolution with the crown. He went above and beyond to give my friend all his options. And the best part is that NO CRIMINAL CHARGES. It was reduced basically down to a speeding ticket as a result of Justins hard work. The whole firm is stellar. They take time to go through your disclosure to confirm any and all details are correct.The justice system is a corrupted one and im thankful these lawyers know how to find a way to help us through that. Justin once again did an amazing job. Susan at the firm is great she helps out with payment plans etc. Brenda is great. Robert of course its just a great team of laywers. Do not go anywhere else ! I will recommend them time and time again.read more
TAYLOR STEVENS
19:28 26 Jun 18
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