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2263 Princess Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7M 3G1



Monday – Friday
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

After Hours & Weekends By Appointment

Reach Us 24/7
at 1-800-668-1657

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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 offices or meeting places.

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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
  • more.

With decades of collective experience across our team of lawyers in Ontario, our Kingston office offers their service to:

  • Kingston,
  • Picton,
  • Prince Edward County,
  • Belleville,
  • Napanee,
  • Brockville, and
  • Cornwall.

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

Criminal Lawyer Richard Aitken

Richard Aitken

Managing Lawyer
With over 35 years practicing criminal law under his belt, Richard Aitken not only continues to handle his cases but assists the rest of his team with their cases daily. Richard has focused much of his practice on drinking and driving offences and is so passionate about this field of law he owns his own Initializer 8000TM, the instrument used by Ontario police for testing blood alcohol levels.
Ottawa Criminal Lawyer - Virginia Dolinska

Virginia Dolinska

Sole Practitioner Lawyer Affiliated with Aitken Robertson
A dedicated criminal defence lawyer, Virginia Dolinska earned her J.D. at the University of Ottawa, articled under Richard Aitken, and now leads the firm’s operations in Ottawa, Belleville, and Kingston full-time. Virginia immigrated to Canada from Eastern Europe at a young age and keeps those challenges in mind as she assists those facing challenges of their own.
Zachary McDonald

Zachary McDonald

Zachary McDonald is a full-time employee at Aitken Robertson and a licensed paralegal under the Law Society of Ontario.
Melanie Van Aarde - Paralegal

Melanie Van Aarde

Sole Practitioner Paralegal Affiliated with Aitken Robertson
I have always had a passion for social justice. That, paired with my innate curiosity and drive for continued learning, drove me to pursue my law degree. I enrolled for my law degree at the age of 29—completing my studies while raising two young children. I attribute this accomplishment to my never-back-down attitude and an unwavering sense of purpose. In 2017 I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Laws, specializing in criminal, forensic and evidentiary law.
Roshni Gopaul - Criminal Defence Lawyer

Roshni Gopaul

Sole Practitioner Lawyer Affiliated with Aitken Robertson
I understand the significance of being charged with an offence under the Criminal Code. I understand that it can turn your whole life upside down. I take pride in being able to take some of the stress away from you while protecting your rights.

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.

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
Kingston, ON
K7K 6T8
Telephone: (613) 541-4978
Fax: 1-613-547-4978

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
Kingston, ON
K7K 5W7
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,
Kingston, ON
K7K 3H5
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

The allegations in this matter consisted of Mr. F possessing child pornography in the form of videos and photos as well as accessing these materials online through various devices.

CASE STUDY: Over 80 and Charge Withdrawn

Police were notified with information that Mr. K was involved in an assault with his brother and left the scene intoxicated. Shortly after, Mr. K was pulled over while operating his vehicle. After making some incriminating admissions to the officers, Mr. K was asked to provide a breath sample in an approved screening device on the roadside.

CASE STUDY: Indecent Act – Charge withdrawn

The allegations consisted of Mr. B attending a private parking lot where he removed some of his clothing and began to masturbate while looking out on the street.

CASE STUDY: Child Luring and Multiple Child Pornography Charges

Mr. R was in his last year of high-school and in the midst of applying to university when he was charged with severe criminal offences.

CASE STUDY: Plea Bargain for Dangerous Driving, Over 80, and other Driving Offences

After a number of discussions with the Crown Attorney and a number of Judicial Pre-Trials, the Crown agreed to amend the Mr. H’s charges and withdraw others. Mr. H entered a plea of guilty to Over 80, simple assault and breach. All other charges were withdrawn.

CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault x2 & Mischief Under x2 – Charges Withdrawn

After multiple complaints to police made by Mr. H.s spouse, charges of domestic assault and mischief were laid. The allegations consisted of Mr. H damaging the complainant’s property as well as pushing his wife, grabbing her by the throat and choking. Additionally, the allegations were that the assaults took place while Ms. H was pregnant.

CASE STUDY: Over 80 and Impaired Operation in Napanee

Our client Ms. G was operating an ATV when she struck a tree, sustaining major injuries to her head with a large cut. Charges were laid two months later after a blood analysis confirmed our client had alcohol in her body while she was operating the ATV.

CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault x3, Criminal Harassment, Mischief Under & Theft Under – Charges Withdrawn

After a review of all disclosure materials with Mr. C it was evident that the complainant came forward with false allegations.

CASE STUDY: Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Drive Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available & Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

The officer made inquiries on the roadside and was quickly granted authorization under the Tobacco Tax to search the entire vehicle.

CASE STUDY: Domestic Assault – Withdrawn

After discussions with the Crown as well as Ms. L, it was agreed that after Ms. L completes anger management counselling her charges will be withdrawn.

CASE STUDY: Sexual Assault – Withdrawn

The charge of sexual assault was withdrawn after there were extensive negotiations with the Crown Attorney’s office.

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

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We're here for all criminal offences including sexual offences, driving offences, violent offences, white collar crime and drug offences.