Aitken Robertson Criminal Law Office in Kingston
Aitken Robertson has over 35 years of history defending those accused by the Crown and police of criminal acts, including:
- drinking and driving,
- sexual assault,
- domestic assault,
- other assaults,
- drug offences,
- highway traffic act charges, and
With decades of collective experience across our team of lawyers in Ontario, our Kingston office offers their service to:
- Prince Edward County,
- Brockville, and
Aitken Robertson is proud to have been located in and servicing the City of Kingston since March 2010. Richard Aitken is a standing member of the Kingston Criminal Defence Lawyers’ Association, and the firm is an encouraging supporter of Queen’s Faculty of Law, sponsoring the 2019 Orientation Week for the class of 2022.
Our firm prides itself in maintaining an affordable approach to legal defence. First, we insist upon a predicable flat fee billing method, as opposed to hourly billing methods. This means we’ll be up front about the cost of the case from the very beginning, rather than accruing hours throughout the case and giving you the bill at the end. We also provide an interest free payment plan, so that you can pay your legal fees over time instead of all at once.
Located in the Limestone Professional Building ( ‘the Beamish House’) at 2263 Princess St., our Kingston office houses two of our lawyers.
Our Team In Kingston
Melanie Van Aarde
Frequently Asked Questions
You certainly can! If your case requires you to have an Interlock Ignition installed on your vehicle you can contact ALCOLOCK at 940 Gardiners Road, Kingston. You can also phone them at (613) 384-0946.
There absolutely is. Kingston’s Criminal Court is located at 279 Wellington St. Across the street, next to the Food Basics, is a public lot. If you don’t have change to pay for your ticket download the app Honk and enter the 4 digit number on the payment machine in the lot. That way you can pay by debit or credit card.
I live in Prince Edward County and can’t make it to Kingston. Can we do the consultation over the phone?
Of course. While our Kingston office is typically open between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., our lawyers understand that with work, school, and family obligations, it may not always be possible to meet during our standard hours. If you require a time accommodation, contact the office and we’ll find a date and time that works for both you and your lawyer.
We can definitely do consultations over the phone.
Legal fees can be a bit on the expensive side, and we understand that it’s not always feasible for someone to pay for it all as a lump sum. That’s why we offer an interest free payment plan, which allows us to customize how you’ll make your payments to suit your financial situation. This way you’ll be able to make several smaller payments in order to keep the fee manageable while not sacrificing quality legal service.
That’s hard to answer as we don’t know all the details of your case. If you meet with us for a free 30-minute consultation we can discuss the specifics of your case and give you a better understanding of the kinds of outcomes you’ll be looking at.
Once you’ve signed to paperwork declaring us your representative, you won’t have to miss work to attend court (for the most part). There may be certain situations where your presence is required, like if the case goes to trial, but for the majority of the administrative work that has to be done we can take care of it for you. You’re always welcome to come in with us, but unless we tell you it’s necessary you’re usually fine letting us speak in your place.
Kingston Area Criminal Law Resources
Kingston Legal Aid Clinic
If you are unable to obtain legal services financially, Kingston Legal Aid Clinic offers free legal services to residents of Kingston.
345 Bagot St
Telephone: (613) 541-4978
Queens Legal Aid
Residents of Kingston, Napanee, and the surrounding area, benefit from an additional legal aid clinic offered by Queens Universities Faculty of Law.
303 Bagot St, Suite 500
Telephone: (613) 533-2102
Fax: (613) 533-6890
Traffic Ticket Court
If you have questions or concerns about a traffic ticket, contact the Kingston Provincial Offences Court.
362 Montreal St,
Telephone: (613) 547-8557
Fax: (613) 547-8558
Recent Kingston Cases & Success Stories
CASE STUDY: Possession of Child Pornography x2 & Access Child Pornography x2, Successful Bail Hearing
CASE STUDY: Over 80 and Charge Withdrawn
CASE STUDY: Indecent Act – Charge withdrawn
CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose & Breach – Charges Withdrawn
CASE STUDY: Child Luring and Multiple Child Pornography Charges
CASE STUDY: Plea Bargain for Dangerous Driving, Over 80, and other Driving Offences
CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault x2 & Mischief Under x2 – Charges Withdrawn
CASE STUDY: Over 80 and Impaired Operation in Napanee
CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault x3, Criminal Harassment, Mischief Under & Theft Under – Charges Withdrawn
CASE STUDY: Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Drive Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available & Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault – Withdrawn
CASE STUDY: Sexual Assault – Withdrawn
I was facing an Over 80 charge. They said I was twice the legal limit. I had a prior impaired conviction 5 or 6 years ago. My career and lifestyle were on the line. After meeting with three other lawyers, I was referred to Richard. I received immediate respect, hope and confidence. Richard and his team seemed to have the Crown on their heels from the outset. I must say I was maybe not a perfect client either. I came away from this experience with a lesson learned and a perfect driving record. All charges dropped. – Aitken Robertston Client