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Aitken Robertson Criminal Law Office in North York
Only a few steps away from the North York Ontario Court of Justice, Aitken Robertson proudly provides the community with a team of experienced, supportive, and affordable criminal trial lawyers.
Clients at our North York location will work primarily with lawyer Edmund Chan, a litigator with decades of experience in cases of DUIs, sexual assault, fraud, theft, mischief and breach of recognizance and probation. Edmund is aided by paralegal Jami Sanftleben, who provide advice and services to clients facing provincial and regulatory offences. All of our staff are guided by founding lawyer Richard Aitken, who brings over 35 years of criminal law experience to the aid of his clients.
Aitken Robertson ensure its services are available to all clients, regardless of financial status, by offering flat rate billing and interest free payment plans. Through our free 30-minute consultations, our lawyers assess your case to help you understand what outcomes are possible as well as the cost of your defence. To keep the stress of paying legal fees down, our interest free payment plans allow you to pay in smaller installments over a long period of time, rather than all at once. Our goal is to make navigating the legal system as manageable as possible for you.
Our lawyers are available for free consultations at 1000 Finch Ave West, Suite 600, North York. Contact us to set up a meeting (in-person, by telephone, or virtually by Zoom or Google Meet), so we can begin fighting your charges.
Frequently Asked Questions
We certainly can. While our business hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm we understand that other commitments may make it impossible to schedule a consultation during these hours. Options such as telephone consultations allow us to accommodate these barriers. Call our office to discuss how we can make a consultation work within your availability.
Once you’ve hired us to represent you, you won’t necessarily need to go to every court date. We can often go on your behalf to handle things like adjournments. If you’ll need to be in court on a given day, we’ll let you know.
There is a Greek restaurant in the same building, and just across the road you’ll find Chinese food, Turkish food, shawarma, and a sports bar.
Yes, it’s important for you to obtain legal counsel as early as possible even if you think your case is unwinnable. An experienced criminal lawyer will view the case differently and may see plenty of options for a defence. For example, you might be worried that the police obtained highly incriminating evidence, but our lawyers will look not only at what the evidence is but how it was obtained. If the police violated one of your constitutional rights when obtaining the evidence, it may be deemed inadmissible, weakening the Crown’s case severely. Schedule a free 30-minute consultation so we can provide you with clear expectations about how strong the case against you is.
There are a few nearby places to have an Interlock Ignition installed:
33 William Kitchen Road, Unit J6
1371 Kennedy Road
67 Colossus Drive, Unit D55
Recent North York Cases & Success Stories
What North York Clients Say About Us
After leaving a Christmas Party in Dec of 2014, I was pulled over and asked to provide a Breath Sample. I failed that Road Side Breath Sample, was charged with refusing to provide a breath sample at the station and spent a period of time in the cells. After being released, I had to make the necessary choice of selecting legal representation. After reviewing a number of firms, I opted to select Aitken Robertson because of their courteous staff and reputation.
I had the pleasure of having Edmund Chan as my defense lawyer. Edmund is a very well received and informed professional, with years of experience. I was facing a year without my license and having to install a breathalyzer in my vehicle thereafter. This would have ruined my career, increase my stress levels and overall, monetarily.
Edmund decided we use the collaboration of the breath sampling machine as our main defense due to it not being collaborated properly. The result of the matter was that the Crown dismissed the charges due to Edmund’s devastating and jarring questioning.
I couldn’t be happier with the result and have since felt the weight of the world release. I would urge anyone in the precarious circumstances to let Aitken Robertson defend you and your livelihood.
Everyone at Aitken Robertson proved their worth at every engagement. Kind, understanding and respectful. Ultimately, they were trying their best to accomplish a satisfied client. Even at the beginning, they supplied me with their book, which highlighted a lot of the feelings and emotions I was encountering, in turn defusing a lot of those feelings. Although you may not win, you certainly have a very chance with Aitken Robertson.
–C.C., Aitken Robertson Client
Fun Facts About North York
North York became an officially chartered city on Valentine’s Day. This is the origin of the city’s motto, “The City with Heart”.
The late Tim Horton, the founder of the popular coffee shop chain, is buried in the York Cemetery.
Osgoode Hall Law School, named for the first Chief Justice of Upper Canada, is located in in North York. Richard Aitken, the founder of Aitken Robertson, graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1982.