Aitken Robertson Criminal Lawyers - Meeting Place in Scarborough
For over 35 years Aitken Robertson has provided Ontarians with effective and affordable criminal defence.
Most of our clients in Scarborough are looked after by Justin Marchand, an accomplished trial lawyer with experience in a variety of cases including:
- Impaired Driving,
- Drug Offences,
- Mischief and
- Breach of Recognizance and Probation.
While Justin works with most of our Scarborough clients directly, Aitken Robertson operates in a team oriented manner. All of our lawyers are constantly collaborating with their colleagues, as well as the firm’s paralegals, clerks, administrators, and law students. The firm’s founder, Richard Aitken, personally mentors and advises each lawyer on an ongoing basis. In over three decades of practising criminal law he has defended clients with a wide range of charges, including:
- Impaired Driving Causing Serious Bodily Harm,
- Flight from Police,
- Drugs, and
- A variety of firearms offences.
Aitken Robertson’s lawyers believe that everyone should be able to hire defence counsel they can rely on without the stress of constantly growing legal fees. That’s why we charge with a flat fee billing system, rather than on a billable hours system. Through a free 30-minute consultation our lawyers determine what the cost of your defence will be, so you know what the fees will be before you hire us, removing a lot of the stress of waiting for the final bill. If paying the fees all at once would be too difficult we also offer interest free payment plans, customized to each client to allow you to fund your defence with a series of modest payments instead of needing a large lump sum.
Schedule a free 30-minute consultation and meet with our team in Scarborough at 3660 Midland Ave. We can meet with you in-person, by telephone, or virtually (using Zoom or Google Meet). For no cost we’ll provide you with our opinion on what outcomes you can reasonably expect in your case, discuss the options you have for defences, and provide you with a total cost. We want all of our clients to have all the information necessary to confidently choose legal counsel.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s impossible to give a broad answer to that. It varies case-by-case, depending on the charge, the evidence the Crown has, what your desired outcome is, etc. A provincial offence handled by a paralegal in a short period of time costs less than months of preparation for a major criminal trial by a team of lawyers. We recommend you contact us for a free 30-minute consultation to let us learn more about your case and expectations, that way we can provide you with a cost.
We recognize that often when you’re in the midst of a criminal charge you may also be in the midst of financial hardships. That’s why we offer our interest free payment plan, so that you can make small installment payments over a long period of time, rather than needing to pay your entire legal fee upfront.
While our hours of operation are 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday, we recognize that scheduling conflicts, travel difficulties, and legal barriers, can prevent you from meeting with us for a consultation. If something is preventing you from meeting at our office during our business hours call us to let us know, we would be happy to accommodate you. We would rather hear about your case by telephone than not get the chance to hear from you at all.
Yes, don’t panic about the difficulty of your case. Our team has successfully defended clients charged with a full range of offences, from provincial traffic infractions to impaired driving causing death. The Crown must meet a heavy burden to convict– they need to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. We can create that reasonable doubt by having evidence obtained in violation of your rights deemed inadmissible or by finding inconsistencies in witness testimony, just to name a few methods. If you contact us for a free 30-minute consultation our lawyers will give you a realistic explanation of the outcomes that can be reached in your case.
Once you’ve hired a lawyer, they can appear on your behalf for most of your court dates. Things like adjourning your case while we negotiate with the Crown don’t require you to be in the court room. If there is a day you need to be in court we’ll let you know in advance.
Yes! You visit one of the following businesses to have an Interlock ignition installed:
33 William Kitchen Road, Unit J6
1371 Kennedy Road
Directly across the street from our building you’ll find plenty of restaurants, including Chinese food, noodles, and BBQ.
Scarborough Area Criminal Law Resources
Ontario Court of Justice, Scarborough
For provincial offences, such as traffic tickets.
1911 Eglinton Ave. East
Telephone: (800) 518-7901
Crown Attorney’s Office, Scarborough
1911 Eglinton Ave. East
Telephone: (416) 325-0342
Youth Criminal Court, Toronto
311 Jarvis St.
Recent Scarborough Area Cases & Success Stories
What Scarborough Clients Say About Us
“I was charged with over 80 and Impaired driving in Toronto for the first time. Me being a Truck Driver, you can imagine how scared i was. I did little research and came across the website for Aitken Robertson and liked what i saw so i gave them a call. After my first conversation with Justin Marchand, he made me understand everything about my case and gave me so much hope plus with the payment options they offered me, it was a no brainer picking them for my case. Throughout my whole process Justin and Lisa were understanding of my situation and made my process so much comfortable for me. After my not guilty verdict there is no way i wouldn’t recommend them for anyone in need of a good lawyer or firm. They fight for their clients!” – Aitken Robertson Client
Fun Facts About Scarborough
The Toronto Zoo, located in Scarborough, often houses Giant Pandas.
The escarpment of the Scarborough Bluffs is over 100 meters above Lake Ontario and runs for over 15 kilometers along the edge of the lake.
Scarborough is home to Ontario’s first community college, Centennial, which opened in 1966.