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Charged with DUI in Ontario? Fight The Charges.
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There are many advantages in hiring Aitken Robertson to defend your impaired driving (DUI), criminal charges:

1. First of all, you are not just hiring one criminal lawyer, you are hiring a team of 6 lawyers – with over 100 years of combined experience – determined to win your case.

2. Our Lawyers Know How to Fight.

  • We are impaired driving law lawyers first. Each member of the firm spends the vast majority of his or her time on impaired driving law: fighting it, making it and influencing it.
  • Most of our lawyers have training as breath techs, and know how to perform alcohol/breath testing just like the police. Very few lawyers in Ontario have such training.
  • Some of our lawyers are former or part-time Crown Attorneys. That gives us insight into the other side’s trial strategies.
  • Through experience we understand how the Crown and Court work. We use this knowledge to get you the results.
  • The Crown Attorneys are lawyers; the Judge was a lawyer; and you want the right lawyer fighting on your side.
  • Each lawyer at Aitken Robertson brings an individual skill set. Together we provide a strong and vigorous defence.

3. Representing You

  •  All of our clients receive personal attention. Each case varies based on the individual facts and circumstances. For some clients it is important to keep their licence. Others are mostly concerned with avoiding jail. Many want to minimize insurance costs. So, there is a wide range of desired results. Our goal is your individual best interests.
  • We understand the stress involved with facing a criminal charge. We will appear in court for you so that you don’t have to miss work or school. We minimize your court exposure. Often this means that you only have to attend court once or twice.
  • We are flexible with our office appointments. We often schedule them on weekends and after regular business hours. Our goal is that you continue to live your life and we fight the charges™. We work closely with various experts, such as toxicologists, doctors, accident reconstructionists, private investigators and traffic professionals to make sure that all possibilities are explored, all defences pursued, and that you get results.

4. The Changing Law

  • As impaired driving law is constantly evolving, it is important to be represented by a lawyer who is always updating his or her knowledge. The advantage to you is knowing that every possibility is considered.
  •  The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has recently changed the regulations and reduced the consequences for impaired driving. At Aitken Robertson we are fully aware of all the changes and how they can be used to get you the very best result.
  • The federal government is trying to get rid of your defence of suggesting that the breath test machine was not operated properly or not working at all at the time the tests were done. We are opposing these changes to ensure that your right to be presumed innocent is upheld.
  • As the courts are constantly changing the interpretation of the law, the criminal lawyers at Aitken Robertson are often responsible for doing the persuading that informs those interpretations. If it is not our team doing the influencing, then we are closely following the developments influenced by others.

5. Paralegals are no longer allowed to represent clients charged with impaired driving because of how complicated and technical these charges are.

6. Our in-depth knowledge, expertise and experience ensure that you will be strongly represented.

  • Impaired driving charges may involve various laws including the Criminal Code, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Highway Traffic Act, Federal Boating Regulations, and the Civil Remedies Act.
  • The interaction between federal and provincial law is important and could mean the difference between keeping your licence and never getting it back. For example, if you are convicted of dangerous driving, the Judge doesn’t always have to take your licence away. However, in certain circumstances the Ministry of Transportation will still suspend your licence for life! As the consequences are extreme, it is crucial to retain the right representation.

7. We offer reasonable fees and payment plans based on the client’s particular situation.

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Some of Our Google Reviews

I had my first trouble with law couple of months and we found Edmund Chang. He helped me through all the process professionally moreover, he really cares about my best interest, he will check if I comfortable with all decisions we were going to make and if not, he will not push it. Other things that really stand out, he is approachable as well as responsive to follow up. In the end, we settled the case and I can move on.read more
Krystal Stacy
17:19 15 Jun 18
I was charged with over 0.80 and Impaired Driving charges. I didn't think I had any chance, but Justin Marchant managed to get me out with a careless driving charge. Thanks to him, I don't have a criminal record!!! Very friendly, sharp, professional, and dedicated individual. He did a great job prepping me for the trial, and prepping for the case. I highly recommend this firm, as if it wasn't for them, I'm not sure what would have happened to my life. I made a nasty mistake, one which I will never ever make again. Some lessons have a big price to be learned.read more
Sean Jamali
15:20 07 Jun 18
Recently I was charged with over .80, Justin Marchand help me WIN this charge, from the moment I contacted him, he was very professional and upfront, He always responded to my calls and answered all my questions, He prepared me really well before trial. I would 100% recommend him and his team, Job Well done… “Sometimes good people make mistakes”read more
S F
17:16 07 Jun 18
Mr. Marchand is an amazing lawyer. He is very personable and professional. My case was a very long and drawn out case, but Mr. Marchand always kept up with everything and I was always well informed. I really appreciated that he would take the time to fully explain his thought process/strategy and was never condescending. Even though this was a stressful time, Mr. Marchand made it a great experience and took care of everything.read more
Rochelle Jenifer
17:30 15 Jun 18
Once again amazing ! I am writing this review as I always refer my friends to this firm. THEY ARE THE BEST ! My friend was pulled over at the us border on a random check and in turn got charged with a refusal. My friend did not know that refusing to take a breathalyzer was a criminal offence. In fact as soon as he realized it he asked the officers to take it but they refused him. In turn he was charged with a refusal. Aitken Robertson specializes in DUI and cases such as this.. so it was an immediate call to them that i put in for him. Right then and there they took over. As usual, they offered a payment plan and of course they took care of everything all the pre-trial meetings etc. Justin was the laywer for him and not only is he the MOST thorough he is the most out for justice. He found the errors that the officers made and he used it to my friends advantage. He went above and beyond to find the best resolution with the crown. He went above and beyond to give my friend all his options. And the best part is that NO CRIMINAL CHARGES. It was reduced basically down to a speeding ticket as a result of Justins hard work. The whole firm is stellar. They take time to go through your disclosure to confirm any and all details are correct.The justice system is a corrupted one and im thankful these lawyers know how to find a way to help us through that. Justin once again did an amazing job. Susan at the firm is great she helps out with payment plans etc. Brenda is great. Robert of course its just a great team of laywers. Do not go anywhere else ! I will recommend them time and time again.read more
TAYLOR STEVENS
19:28 26 Jun 18
Google Rating
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