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Some of the Criminal Allegations We Defend Against in Lindsay

impaired driving

Drinking and Driving (Impaired Driving)

Drinking and driving in Lindsay, ON as in the rest of Canada is a criminal offence. It involves operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Fines, jail time, loss of driver’s licence and other penalties are the consequences that can follow if found guilty of this offence.

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sexual assault charges

Assaults and Threats

Assault involves intentionally applying force to another person without that person’s consent.

The offence of “Uttering Threats” involves threatening to cause death or bodily harm; to burn destroy or damage property; or, to kill poison or injure an animal belonging to any person.

The various types of assaults include:

Child Sex Crimes

Child Sex Assault & Sexual Interference

Child sex assault involves using force, intimidation, deception, and coercion to engage sexual acts. If an offender is found guilty, significant penalties will result.

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stunt driving

Dangerous Driving

Dangerous driving is a criminal offence. It is the act of operating a vehicle recklessly without consideration for other drivers and persons on the road. If convicted of dangerous driving in Lindsay, ON, the person will be subject to a mandatory licence suspension and criminal penalties including possibly fines or imprisonment.

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drug charges


Drug charges would involve the supplying, importing, exporting, growing, manufacturing, trafficking or possessing of those substances listed in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). The CDSA lists both hard and soft drugs, including heroin, cocaine, “magic mushrooms,” marijuana (in quantities above a certain amount) as well as other substances including precursors to listed drugs. If convicted of a drug charge in Lindsay, or elsewhere you will face penalties that may include imprisonment.

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weapon charges


There are many types of weapons offences as the use of firearms in particular is highly regulated in Canada. Besides the more obvious offences such as using firearms to harm others or possessing illegal firearms, there are also offences that capture the unsafe handling of legally owned firearms. Other objects are also classified as weapons as for example brass knuckles or flick knives. An item that may have a perfectly legitimate use, such as a knife, can in some circumstances be considered a weapon. Convictions for weapons charges usually result in severe penalties.

young offenders

Young Offenders

In Canada, criminal offences committed by young people under the age of 18, are dealt with under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). While the offences with which young people under 18 can be charged are the same as for adults, the processes of the criminal justice system and the potential consequences, are different for young people.

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sexual assault

Domestic Assault

In Lindsay, ON and also elsewhere, domestic assault is an act of violence against a family member or a significant other. Domestic assault is distinguishable from common assault, as there is a “breach of trust” that occurs. If convicted you can face probation, fines, or imprisonment.

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internet crimes

Internet Crimes

In Lindsay, ON internet crimes, computer crimes, or cybercrimes are offences that occur online. Such crimes generally utilize devices such as tablets, computers, and smartphones. These devices and a network are used to carry out the offence. A few of the crimes classified under this offence include “revenge porn,” child pornography and cyber-bullying.

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ontario domestic assault charges

Sex Assault

Sex assault in Lindsay, ON and throughout Canada is defined by unwanted sexual activity. Besides unwanted sexual intercourse, activities that may constitute sexual assault may include touching or groping someone in a sexual manner without consent. This is a major criminal offence. If found guilty, significant penalties will ensue.

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Bail Hearings in Ontario

Bail Hearings

For some offences, the accused person will not be released from the station to await the outcome of the case in court, but will instead be held in custody for a bail hearing. The bail hearing will determine if the accused person can remain at liberty while the case is processed by the criminal justice system. Not getting released on bail means remaining in custody while the case is working its way through the court process. You only get one shot at a bail hearing.

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suspended liscence

Driving While Prohibited

In Lindsay, driving while prohibited, also known as driving while disqualified, means driving while under a court-ordered prohibition on driving arising from a criminal driving conviction. Choosing to disregard such a prohibition order indicates a lack of respect for the court. Possible consequences for this offence include increased periods of prohibition and imprisonment.

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In criminal law, a “breach” is a violation of a condition in a probation order or in a form of release pending the outcome of a case (bail or undertaking/recognizance). A breach itself constitutes an additional criminal offence and generally results in serious penalties.

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break and enter

Break and Enter and Property Crimes

Break and enter is a common property crime in Lindsay that involves breaking and entering into a place with an intent to commit an indictable offence or actually committing an indictable offence in the place. Penalties for this offence, particularly if the break and enter was into a dwelling, are very severe.

Aitken Robertson Criminal Law Office in Lindsay

When someone is charged with a criminal offence, one of the first thoughts is: “How can I fight this charge?” If found guilty of the offence, serious consequences can result. However, you can fight the charges™ with a competent legal team such as the one found at the law firm of Aitken Robertson.

Located only 2km east of the Lindsay courthouse, our law office can provide you with the legal support that you need. Our extensive experience, reinforced by continual training, ensures that we are well equipped to handle your case.

At Aitken Robertson, what matters to you matters to us. Therefore, we aim to protect your rights and ensure that you achieve a suitable resolution.

As an advantage for you, we provide affordable payment options. So, regardless of your financial situation, you can receive the legal support you require. The way that works is that you will be told the entire cost of your legal case up front before you hire the firm. With Aitken Robertson there are no surprises when you get your final bill. Aitken Robertson also offers interest free payment plans, in recognition of the reality that it can be difficult to pay legal fees in one lump sum. The Aitken Robertson legal team will work with you, taking into consideration of your financial situation, to come up with a plan that helps you afford quality legal service. Most of our clients pay their fees through a payment plan and we actively encourage that.

Call us to book a free 30-minute consultation with a criminal lawyer in Lindsay. If you’re unable to make it to the office we also offer consultations over the telephone. Due to Covid pandemic considerations, we offer consults by telephone and also by Zoom or Google Meet. During the consultation,  a lawyer from the Aitken Robertson team will discuss your case with you. Among other things, the lawyer will be able to tell you about possible defences and strategies. And importantly, on the question of legal fees, will provided you with a quote that you will be able to rely on.

Our Team In Lindsay

Richard Aitken criminal lawyer

Richard Aitken

Managing Lawyer
Jami Sanftleben - Paralegal

Jami Sanftleben

Licensed Paralegal
carol betz - paralegal

Carol Betz

Licensed Paralegal
Susan Cornett

Susan Cornett

Financial Administrative Assistant

Frequently Asked Questions

If you must travel to this courthouse, there is limited parking at the courthouse.

Alternative parking is also available with Precise Park Link. This lot is only three minutes away from the courthouse and is located at 10 Angeline Street North.

Near our office there’s a Tim Hortons on the other side of the intersection of Kent St and Victoria Ave. Just down the road on Kent St you’ll find a Pizza Pizza and several local eateries. Just across the road from the Lindsay Court House is a Boston Pizza, a Popeyes, and a Pizza Hut. There is a Loblaw’s grocery store next door.

While visiting this courthouse, here are some other restaurants nearby to consider:

We offer a no interest payment plan that we personalize based on your financial needs. If it would be difficult for you to pay legal fees in one lump sum don’t worry, you can pay a small amount over a length of time instead.

Absolutely. While our offices normally close at 5 pm, we recognize that for many people a meeting time during working hours can be difficult. If you need special accommodations for a consultation let us know and we’ll try to schedule an afterhours telephone consultation.

Of course not! Once you’ve signed the paperwork permitting us to appear as your representative in court we can speak on your behalf and you’re not required to go in. There are exceptions, for example if you’ll be pleading or the case goes to trial, but we’ll discuss all of this with you and give you notice if you’ll need to be in court.

At this time, unfortunately not. The nearest location to have an Interlock Ignition installed would be in Peterborough:
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Lindsay Area Criminal Law Resources

Community Legal Clinic: Simcoe-Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes

Offers free legal advice and education (Note: Does not advise on criminal law. Will advise on human rights and obtaining legal assistance)

71 Colborne St E
Orillia, ON
Telephone: 705 326 6444

Lindsay Courthouse

440 Kent St, W
Lindsay, ON
K9V 6K2

If you have been charged with a criminal offence in Lindsay your hearing will occur at this Courthouse. The hours of operation here are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm.

Due to COVID-19, the courts are not operating normally. For this reason, the public is being advised not to attend court unless otherwise stated. Alternative, remote options are being utilized to proceed with hearings.

Superior Court of Justice

Civil (tel): 705 324 1400
Criminal (tel): 705 324 1400
Enforcement (tel) 705 324 1400
Family (tel): 705 324 1400
Small Claims (tel): 705 324 1400

Ontario Court of Justice

Criminal Youth (tel): 705 324 1400
Criminal (tel): 705 324 1400

Ontario Victim Services

(tel) 705 324 1429
(fax) 705 324 1421

Crown Attorney

(tel) 705 324 1420
(fax) 705 324 1421

Accessibility Site Coordinator

(tel) 705 324 1400 ext 207
(alternate) 705 324 1402

Recent Lindsay Cases & Success Stories

CASE STUDY: Impaired driving causing death

Although the charge was very serious, the goal remained the same – acquittal or at least very significant damage control.

CASE STUDY: Assault, mischief, dangerous driving

The consequences of a criminal conviction in this case were severe because our client worked in healthcare.

CASE STUDY: Sexual Assault and Interference Charges in Lindsay

Our client, Mr. M, was a middle-aged man with no criminal record, but he found himself in serious trouble when he was accused of sexual assault by the daughter of his neighbours.

CASE STUDY: Assault police officer, obstructing police officer

Mr. S was charged after he prevented a police officer from arresting an individual for being intoxicated at a public place. While obstructing the officer, Mr. S grabbed the arm of the police officer and tried to push the police officer.

CASE STUDY: Sexual Assault in Lindsay

Our client found himself facing serious criminal allegations when he was accused of touching a girl on the school bus. He was charged with sexual assault as a youth.

CASE STUDY: Uttering Threats in Lindsay

The manager of the restaurant reported that Mr. C had made threatening remarks to fellow employees, expressing concerns about his own safety.

CASE STUDY: Sexual Assault Charges

Our client, Mr. B, was charged with a serious sexual assault. The Crown had tried to prosecute him years earlier, but that prosecution fell apart. With the second attempt at prosecution taking place years later, there was a significant delay in the prosecution of this alleged offence. If convicted, our client would likely be facing several years of jail time.

CASE STUDY: Reduced from Over 80 to Careless

Mr. H wanted to avoid the criminal charges. We recognized the unfortunate circumstances Mr. H had found himself in and established a clear goal: have Mr. H’s charges reduced to a non-criminal charge.

CASE STUDY: Over 80 – Reduced Fine and No License Suspension

With an Over 80 charge, our client was able to avoid a criminal record and losing his driver’s licence as a result of cross-examination.

CASE STUDY: Driving Over 80 / Care or Control in Lindsay

When police arrived on scene, Mr. K was outside of his vehicle asking for police assistance. Officers then detected the odour of alcohol on his breath.

CASE STUDY: Impaired, Over 80

Our client, a young man, aged 34 found himself in difficulties with the police, and retained me to assist with his file.

CASE STUDY: Impaired, Over 80 & Novice Driver BAC Over 80

About an hour after dawn on a clear, dry Sunday morning in May, in the heart of Muskoka, police were dispatched to a vehicle roll over. They arrived at the scene to find the vehicle on its roof. The driver Mr. N and his passenger were standing nearby as was a bystander. Mr. N was 20 years old and was in cottage country for a weekend away with a buddy. 

What Lindsay Clients Say About Us

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Riley W.
Riley W.
Great experience with the team at Aitken Robertson, Dan has helped me to no extent. High recommend them to anyone experiencing legal issues. They will go above and beyond to resolve it for you you !!!!
Laura R.
Laura R.
We dealt with Jami Sanftelben, he was amazing. Had the charges lowered significantly, and was very professional to deal with. We would strongly recommend him to anybody.
Emerson A.
Emerson A.
Immediately my life was turned upside down.I needed support to navigate the legal system and to be aware of what options there were for me.Not only were Edmund Chan, and Channdeep Nagi professional and respectful, they believed in me when no one else would, checked in on me, and helped me when I... needed it most.My friends and family know to trust in Aitken Robertson law firm & attorneys.Thank you for everything you've done!read more
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Ethan F.
I had junior lawyerJaspreet Gill. She did great work and was able to take on 3 different files for an amazing monthly rate. Big thanks to everybody at Aitken robertson
hadden S.
hadden S.
I have had to use the Aitken Robertson law firm twice (specifically Dan Lemaire) for two separate cases and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. The first was assault with a weapon, carrying a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and uttering threats. The second was assault with a weapon, assault... causing bodily harm, and carrying a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Both times they have gone above and beyond my expectations while at the same time keeping it affordable, and offering payment plans.The first time Dan got me a peace bond with no criminal record. The second, we got a conditional sentence when everyone else thought for sure it was going to end with a custodial sentence. If I ever have any legal trouble again I won’t hesitate to contact Dan, and if you choose to go with the Aitken Robertson firm you will not be more
Brian H.
Brian H.
Our experience with the team at Aitken Robertson Lindsay was great. From the get-go, they were committed to our case, provided answers to all of our questions, and helped us gain peace of mind through a challenging legal situation.We wholeheartedly recommend to anyone seeking legal representation.... Their helpfulness, knowledge, and genuine care make them stand out in the legal more
Charles H.
Charles H.
I walked in off the street when i wasnt sure where to go. Like clockwork; i was immediately blessed and after hearing my matters; Edwin took on my charges and fought for the best against all odds; and he succeeded expectations from start to finish. I am exceptionally grateful and would recommend... his council and the entire team from Junaid to the receptionists to Susie and onwards. This is your firm should you need their services; no doubt about that. Thank you. P.S. the fees are also well priced and won't leave your wallet dry; they work with more
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I was completely satisfied with their professionalism, organization and communication during this stressful time. I would highly recommend this firm for your legal needs!
Grace D.
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Using Mums computer Tom DurwardI am very pleased I contacted Aitken Robertson to be my lawyer. I am extremely happy with how they are handling my case. Always quick on replies, patient with me and Answers all my questions, helped me understand everything that was going on. I trusted they would... look after me in this stressful time.Would like to Thank Richard Aitken, Melanie VanAarde and Susan Cornett for all they have done for me. I would recommend this firm to more
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Ian R.
During a time of great need, I reached out to Aiken Robertson for assistance with my recent charge in Lindsay. I cannot stress enough how relieved I felt after speaking with Jami. Their extensive knowledge and expertise instantly put my mind at ease. I wholeheartedly recommend Aiken Robertson to... anyone in similar situations. Their promptness and efficiency in handling every aspect of my case were truly commendable. I express my heartfelt gratitude to Jami and the entire team at Aiken Robertson!read more
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Brad V.
Brad V.
I was recommended Aitken Robertson and I couldn’t be more happy with how they handled everything. They were very patient with me and all of my questions and helped me understand everything that was going on, in a very stressful time they made it so I could relax and trust that they would take care... of me and my needs. And a special thanks to Dan more
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Jasmine H.
It is likely one of the most difficult situations in a person's life; to hire a lawyer for an unforeseeable circumstance such as criminal law.I personally had the pleasure of working with Dan Lemaire, Carol and Susan.Susan was always accessible for me to call, thorough with payment schedules and... helpful whenever I needed clarification on something.Dan and Carol were empathetic, knowledgeable and extremely efficient and understanding in getting me the best result possible out of a bad situation.I would recommend their services without hesitation anyone in need of this type of more
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I searched online to find some answers and help on my case. I was very nervous to speak with a lawyer. Thankfully I found Aitken Robertson Law Attorneys online and after reading all their reviews I decided to give them a call. Not only were the staff patient they took time to listen to me. He was... quick and efficient with a plan of action, and even helped ease my mind on payments. I believe this is a firm that takes care of you and fights for you. I highly recommend this firm and I am very happy I decided reached out to Aitken Robertson Attorneys. - Hayleighread more
Katie H.
Katie H.
Aitken Robertson was recommended to me by a friend who also had a similar great experience and outcome. Dan was quicker than I ever could have imagined and the efficiency and skill that he has shown in such a short period of time is remarkable. I also have had the enjoyable experience of speaking... with Susan and working through meetings, timing and a reasonable payment plan. I will ( hopefully wont have to) only rely on their expertise if I ever get into a difficult situation again, especially one that could have altered my life for many years. This was my first time ever having to hire a lawyer and I definitely am no longer intimidated, I also wouldn't go anywhere else.Thanks again! I will be recommending you if ever someone needs some guidance on who to hire!- Katie more
Jillian D.
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Completely satisfied with everyone at Aitken Robertson. Dan was absolutely wonderful to deal with.
Ella C.
Ella C.
Aitken Robertson lawyers office helped me tremendously through my experience with the court system and charges. They are efficient and professional with their work and work hard to get the best outcome possible. If you ever need a lawyer 10/10 recommend.
John S.
John S.
Had the need to retain some legal representation. Aitken Robertson was recommended. Dan Lemaire and his staff walked me through an incredibly stressful situation, kept me informed through every step of the process. Couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. I would highly recommend Dan to... anyone in search of a more
Although a brief conversation I found them very helpful and professional and I was very grateful for the information they provided. The firm was recommended to me and they lived up to every bit of that good recommendation. Thank you.
Siam A.
Siam A.
Jami was an excellent paralegal. He was thorough, detailed and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Alex M.
Alex M.
Even though it was a stressful situation, they knew how to reassure me and they sorted everything out for me. I couldn't have hoped for anything better. Efficient, professional and always available to answer my questions. A special thank you to Dan Lemaire who settled my file really quickly.
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Jay Charbonneau C.
Phill stiles and the Whole team At Aitken Robertson were absolutely awesome well prepared for my case.. allowed me to make payments on trial retainer. Nothing but good things to say about them definitely recommend them. Susan was also very kind and explained the process to me as we moved on... throughout my case and made me feel comfortable not pressured when I had any types of questions. Thanks very much phill stiles my attorney. and Susan Cornett thanks for always being kind and supportive when calling the office. Could of not felt more supported... if you ever need a firm who's truly trustworthy and honest this is who you are looking for. Not to mention we won!!!! Thanks for everything Aitken more
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Daniel C.
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