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NEWMARKET CRIMINAL LAWYERS

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17075 Leslie St. Unit #6 & 7
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 8E1

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Local Phone: 289-803-0288

Toll Free 24/7: 1-800-668-1657

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Some of the Criminal Allegations We Defend Against in Newmarket

Impaired Driving Charges
December 10, 2020

Drinking and Driving

Impaired driving refers to the action of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. As a result, the driver’s ability to control the vehicle safely is reduced. Under the criminal code, fines and imprisonment are the potential outcomes once convicted.
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domestic assault
May 25, 2021

Domestic Assaults

A ‘domestic assault’ refers to an assault that occurs during a domestic relationship, such as between married partners, common-law partners, dating couples, and parents and children. They are treated more severely than other assault offences.
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assaults
May 25, 2021

Other Assaults & Threats

In general terms, an ‘assault’ is the use of force or attempted use of force on another person. These offences could include general assault, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and criminal harassment.
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sex assault
May 25, 2021

Sex Assaults

A ‘sexual assault’ refers to an assault that involves some nature of sexual touching, or a sexual overtone. These can range from merely touching a body part up to and including something such as rape.
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internet crimes
May 25, 2021

Internet Crimes

In today’s day and age, the Internet and social media have opened up new pathways for new types of offences. These can be widely varied: many common charges include child pornography, revenge porn, and libel/defamation.
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bail
February 17, 2013

Bail Hearings

A bail hearing will determine whether an accused will be released from custody for the period leading up to the actual trial. Here is an overview of the hearing procedure and what you can expect during the process.
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driving offences
August 15, 2012

Dangerous Driving and Traffic Charges

Some Highway Traffic Act Offences (HTA) carry very serious consequences. Here are some of the ones that we deal with most frequently.
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driving under suspension
May 16, 2012

Driving With a Suspended Licence

If your license had been suspended and you were caught still operating a vehicle, there may be consequences under the Highway Traffic Act.
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Drug Charges in Ontario
August 17, 2012

Drug Charges

Drug charges are laid for ‘possession’ and/or ‘trafficking’. Each comes with its own set of penalties as per the Criminal Code of Canada. Click to learn more about the specific Code provisions and what they entail.
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theft charges ontario
August 17, 2012

Theft Charges

Theft occurs where anyone fraudulently and without colour of right, either takes or converts anything with the intent to deprive the owner or the person who has a special interest in it.
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mischief charges in ontario
August 17, 2012

Mischief Charges

Mischief occurs when someone wilfully destroys or damages property, or if they render it dangerous, inoperative or ineffective. It can also be considered mischief if one’s actions obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property.
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young offenders
August 17, 2012

Young Offenders

Individuals under the age of majority who have been charged will be treated under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Youth matters are generally treated with a greater focus on rehabilitation rather than deterrence, and more on reparation than on retribution.
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Our Criminal Law Team

Richard Aitken criminal lawyer

Richard Aitken

Managing Lawyer
Jami Sanftleben - Paralegal

Jami Sanftleben

Licensed Paralegal
melanie van aarde

Melanie Van Aarde

Sole Practitioner Licensed Paralegal Affiliated with Aitken Robertson
Susan Cornett

Susan Cornett

Financial Administrative Assistant

Recent Newmarket Cases & Success Stories

CASE STUDY: Assault Charges and Bail Hearing in Newmarket

Our client’s ability to come to Canada and obtain permanent resident status was put in serious jeopardy, however, when he was arrested and charged with assault.

CASE STUDY: Assault and Dangerous Driving Charges

Mr. E was a man with no criminal record, but was facing serious criminal allegations stemming from an alleged police pursuit. He was accused of fleeing from police by car and assaulting police with an axe. He found himself charged with flight from a peace officer, dangerous driving, and assaulting a peace officer.

CASE STUDY: Bail Hearing for Drug Charges in Newmarket

In order to get the client released on bail, it was important to mitigate all three grounds for pre-trial detention.

CASE STUDY: Drug Charges in Newmarket

The strategy to ensure that the client did not get a criminal conviction was, first, to negotiate for this outcome in the pre-trial proceedings.

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn – Over 80

Getting the criminal charge of over 80 dropped was the priority. The Highway Traffic Act charges carried fines and penalties, but no criminal record. A plea deal to have the criminal charges dropped would be a fine option that avoided trial and saved the client money.

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn – Over 80

While on his drive home from a charitable event, Mr. B was stopped by police in a RIDE check. He had consumed only a small number of drinks that evening, and they were spread out over several hours, but Mr. B was nervous because he rarely encounters police.

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn- Driving With BAC Over 80

Mr. T’s ability to drive was central to his practice as a butcher. Farmers would contact Mr. T in emergencies where livestock needed to be put down and butchered quickly and losing his ability to travel for work would be financially devastating.

CASE STUDY: Dangerous Driving Plead Down to Careless Driving, Two HTA Offences Withdrawn

Mr. G and Ms. L collided while driving on a residential street. The interaction between the two became heated, and involved them driving side-by-side, shouting at one another from their own cars, and Ms. L alleges Mr. G was tailgating for some time. After the collision Ms. L claims that Mr. G sped off.

What Our Newmarket Clients Say

Corey Zych
Corey Zych
1700664192
Aitken Robertson is a fantastic firm! My lawyer Mr. Dhaliwal worked non stop and found a resolution to my case in less than a month and a half! Very friendly, courteous, and willing to set up payment plans to help along the way. I would recommend this firm and Mr. Dhaliwal to anyone anytime. Thank... you for helping to get my life back on track!read more
Jeff Farrell
Jeff Farrell
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Tarinpal went above and beyond to represent me and to prove my innocence on my case. He worked 7 days a week and very long hours to get everything he needed to make sure I was acquitted of the false charges. The charges i faced although being fake, could heed a very significant penalty and jail... time if not proven to be falseread more
chris fleming
chris fleming
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I was very happy to have Tarinpal Dhaliwal represent me in my bail hearing. With his knowledge and professionalism he was able to provide an exceptional bail plan and essentially get me back home with my family instead of having to wait for trial in jail.I would recommend his services to anyone... that needed help with a criminal law case.Bbnnread more
I reached out to Aitken and the Newmarket branch helped me with no delay. It was amazing how fast and efficient Mr Tarinpal Dhaliwal moved. The whole team over there is phenomenal and on point especially my point of contact Susie!
Tarin dhaliwal an his team at aitken robertson, were amazing, fast, reliable, responsive, an we got exactly what we were looking for.Tarin was also very understanding an calm an cool when i was in stressful situations.I definintly recomened aitken robertson
Karen Pattinson
Karen Pattinson
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Tarinpal and his team certainly came through in a most difficult time. His preparation for a bail review hearing was well studied and organized. The confidence of the team is unassuming. They are tenacious, engaging and responsive. These are serious allegations and the bail plan was well... thought out, fair and promising. Bail was granted. We are so grateful to have had Tarinpal representread more
Lorie Fantin
Lorie Fantin
1680713533
Aitken Robertson and Tarin Dhaliwal's were amazing with me.. what was a very stressful situation for me became easy and stress free.They took care of EVERYTHING regarding the court process and always keep me in the loop of what was happening. I had and have complete trust in them and want to say... thank you so much. True experts and fighters in their field of expertise!Fantastic Law Firm... Thank you for resolving my issue and a great outcome indeed.read more
Alex Furman
Alex Furman
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Great to deal with. Delivered result as promised. Highly recommended.
Tarinpal was absolutely fantastic! I was facing charges which could have resulted in deportation and possible jail time. He was able to have all my charges fully dropped in the first meeting with The Crown. I am extremely happy with the results and cannot boast enough about how fantastic Tarinpal... has been to work with. He followed up several times, and was quick to respond to any inquiries I had. I would highly recommend him.read more
shante willis
shante willis
1656349098
Last month, a close family member was in immediate need of a criminal lawyer. Within hours of my family member’s arrest, Tarin met with us and made us very comfortable that we hired the right person. For each of our questions—he had answers. Throughout the case, Tarin was very responsive and kept... us fully informed about the case. I always felt like our case was a priority. Tarin advised us about the various possible outcomes associated with the case, and assured us that he would fight for the best possible outcome—which was for my family member to be released on bail and to have all criminal charges withdrawn completely. At every point, I felt that Tarin was in control of the case and confident in his ability to obtain a desirable outcome. Tarin was a zealous advocate for my family member and, in the end, he was able to negotiate to obtain the best outcome—all charges were dropped—and rightly so!It’s never a desirable circumstance to be in need of a criminal lawyer, but life happens, and when it does, I highly recommend Tarin to help you navigate your way to a positive and equitable outcome. Thank You Tarin! I’m thankful that we found you.read more
Joe
Joe
1632235155
I retained Aitken Robertson to assist me with a red light camera charge. The staff was friendly and kept me informed throughout. I would recommend the firm to anyone looking for assistance with a provincial offence
Wendy Hatfield
Wendy Hatfield
1628880416
I am grateful to Tarinpal Dhaliwal as he defended a close relative of mine and had all criminal charges withdrawn. The fee was most reasonable and the end result even better! I appreciate the time and focus , dedication he put in to this to get the results he got. I could not have asked for more!... He's got your back! Good ones still exist! Thank you Tarinpal !read more
Jole Da’Boss
Jole Da’Boss
1571288151
was very pleased with this law firm. while attaining them for a case i was assured i was in good hands the whole time. This law firm is one of the best as while using them they gave me faith and strong confidence that i had made the right choice in picking a great lawyer to represent me and my... case. through acquiring this law firm i received lawyer : Justin Marchand, he took his time with me and every little detail of my case, he listened ,he was attentive to my case needs within every step of the way. i was informed at every advancement. He delivered a very thorough argument and never let any thing slide inside of the court room. i was assured that this lawyer was the ultimate best. and if you want to assure that you receive a fair case and to obtain the reward of knowing your lawyer is working hard on behalf of your case night and day, this is the law firm to choose. with very great affordable rates and payment plans set up for financial success. i would call today as you wont go wrong in choosing this law firm. The time and care given from this law firm will make you feel like your dealing with family. Call Today!!Justin Marchand - This lawyer is the best choice i ever made, i owe him for helping me to get my life back, If he can help me he will definitely help you. Tireless effort and great communication given every step of the way. you will NOT regret choosing them.read more
Mitch Stewart
Mitch Stewart
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I had gotten charged with failure to provide a breath sample and like most people in this situation my life had been turned upside down.After realizing the severity of the situation and financial crisis i was facing i knew i was definitely going to need a lawyer.I was debating about pleading... guilty and saving the money but “ If you don’t fight then you definitely don’t have a chance” and I’m glad i did.Keep in mind that trial is always a gamble and may not win. 5 months of hell... stressing night after night.The day of my trial my lawyer Edmund Chan, had found a technicality in my case and referenced it to a previous case that had been appealed and overturned 3 weeks previous. The charge was dismissed.I am extremely greatful for the Aitken Robertson firm and i would recommend anyone in a similar situation to go with them. Worth the moneyread more
Dan Buchardt
Dan Buchardt
1530113828
I am extremely thankful for trusting Aitken Robertson with my criminal traffic violation in court. It goes without saying that Aitken Robertson will deliver on their promises when dealing with your legal obligations, and will make sure to get you the results you expect and deserve. I especially... appreciated how the team always responded in a caring and timely manner to my inquires regarding my case and related strategies. They made what would have been an extremely stressful situation quite manageable, and even represented me when I physically could not attend initial court hearings. The team and I were able to determine the most appropriate defence strategy regarding my offense, and within only a matter of weeks, a favourable verdict was determined by a judge. I will be sure to recommend this firms' services to anyone of my friends and family if/when the time comes. Thanks again!read more
I would like to express my gratitudes towards the Aitken Robertson Corporation team. Edmund Chan delt with my case and got the best result one could ask for given my situation . I would recommend him and this firm to everyone only because of the reason that they will do what it takes to get and... give you the best service available. Thank you kindly for your hard work and professionalism.Great jobread more
Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
1521661267
July 2017, summer weekend at the the cottage when things and the car took a turn for the worse. Early in the am I was involved in a single car accident returning to the cottage. The cars 911 assist had alerted authorities of air bag deployment. Shocked and confused I was arrested and charged with... impaired and over 80. Later that morning we turned to the internet to find a lawyer, having never required one and relying on reviews. We called Aitken Robertson and took advantage of there free call. The call and advice really helped calm our nerves. Living 4 hours from themuskoka’s, Richards team was able to appear on my behalf for my first hearing and set a date for court. Discovery was professional and conducted by phone. Aitken Robertson was also able to send a lawyer to appear with during an insurance statement for which I was very grateful. With the hard work and negotiations Richard was able to work with the Crown and the case never went to court. A lawyer form his Newmarket office was present and helpfully during my appearance with the Judge and Crown. Leaving this terrible weekend behind me for a careless charge I consider a win. The team they have is amazing, quick to respond to emails and calls. Even with never meeting with Richard him self or even going to one of there offices, this is the 21 century. Have confidence Richard and his team have your best interest in mind. Oh ya and be patient, resolved March 2018.read more
kris taylor
kris taylor
1520885298
In march of 2017 I made an error in judgement.I was given a bottle of single malt scotch out on the ice of lake simcoe. Instead of waiting until I got home my friend and I had a few drinks while fishing. I had arranged a designated driver for the truck ride home not thinking of my atv ride off of... the lake. When I drove my ATV off of the ice into the parking lot the police were there checking license and registration. I was subsequently charged with Driving with over 80.When I contacted my local business law firm the recommended me to Aitken Robertsen for this particular charge. They said they were the best firm around for this particular type of charge. "They were right". I was referred to MR Edmund Chan. The loss of my license would have been devastating. I met with Edmund and quickly learned what I thought was relevant to the case wasn;t and what I thought was irrelevant was. Edmund has earned the reputation as a tenacious lawyer in the courtroom, and he deserves it! He was able to negotiate a settlement that was acceptable to the crown, the police, and most certainly me. I was able to keep my license and pay a moderate fine. Thank you to the Aitken Robertsen law firm and especially Mr Edmund Chan for his outstanding work in resolving my case.read more
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Fun Facts about Newmarket

  • York Region is the fastest growing census division in Ontario and the third fastest in Canada.
  • It’s forecasted York Region’s population will reach 1.5 million people by 2031.
  • In 2013, Newmarket was named one of the 10 best places to live in Canada by MoneySense Magazine
  • Five major films have been filmed in Newmarket in the last five years. These include Regression (2015), Carrie (2013), The Vow (2012), Dream House (2011), Repo Men (2010) and Flashpoint (2010).

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