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We offer free 30-minute initial consultations to individuals in Ontario. Our criminal defence lawyers are available to review your case at one of our conveniently located offices or meeting places.

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Aitken Robertson Criminal Law Office in Toronto

Less than a 10 minute walk from the Old City Hall Ontario Court of Justice, Aitken Robertson’s Toronto office puts their decades of experience in criminal law to work in defence of those facing criminal or provincial charges.

Torontonians facing criminal charges will have the support of lawyer Justin Marchand. Most of Justin’s practice is dedicated to criminal trials, including cases of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, assault, sexual assault, drugs, fraud, theft and breach of probation. Justin is supported by paralegal Jami Sanftleben. Jami represents clients charged with provincial offences, including violations of the Highway Traffic Act. Both are mentored by firm founder and lawyer with over 35 years’ experience, Richard Aitken.

Aitken Robertson’s team of over 20 lawyers, paralegals, clerks, support staff, and law students, pride themselves in providing quality, experience, and affordability to Torontonians in difficult circumstances. We offer a free 30-minute consultation for anyone considering our services. During this consultation we’ll consider the facts of your case and give you a candid opinion about the outcomes that are likely and provide you a total cost for our services. We use a flat rate billing system so that you can make an informed decision without being concerned about receiving an unknown bill afterwards. If you’re concerned about paying legal feels ask our team about our interest free payment plans, which allow you to make reasonable interest free payments over a period of time instead of one lump sum payment upfront. We are adamant that all those facing charges, regardless of financial status, should be able to hire capable legal counsel without fear of financial burden.

Our Toronto team will meet for your free 30-minute consultation at 69 Elm St, Toronto. To schedule your consultation contact out office at (416) 507-0906.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, do not make any rash decisions until you’ve consulted with a lawyer. You have a Charter protected right to retain and instruct legal counsel upon detention and it’s important for you to exercise that right. Our lawyers will look at the facts of your case, the evidence the Crown has, and your circumstances, and give you a clear and honest opinion about the outcomes you can expect. You might be worried that your case can’t be won because of the evidence they have, but our team might be confident that evidence can be excluded for violations of procedure when it was gathered.

We can get started on this through a free 30-minute consultation, so call us at (416) 507-0906 so we can start building your defence sooner rather than later.

Absolutely, we don’t want people in need to think we won’t help them simply because of a scheduling conflict. Talk to us about your circumstances and we’ll discuss accommodations, like a telephone or video consultation after 5:00 p.m.

You may not even need to go to court most of the time once you’ve hired a lawyer. In many cases your lawyer acts on your behalf, and unless the court specifically requires you to be present (for example, to sign a peace bond or if a trial commences) we can go for you. If the court requires you be present and you can’t make it for extenuating circumstances, like a family or medical emergency, let us know and we will speak with the Crown about adjourning until you’re able to be present.

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1371 Kennedy Road
Scarborough, ON
M1P 2L7

Vision Electronics
33 William Kitchen Road, Unit J6
Scarborough, ON
M1P 5B7

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67 Colossus Drive, Unit D55
Woodbridge, ON
L4L 9J8

Alcolock
60 International Boulevard
Toronto, ON
M9W 6J2

Just east of our office on Elm St. you’ll find an Italian restaurant and a steakhouse. To the west you’ll find a pizzeria. South you’ll find Japanese food and a Starbucks.

Toronto Area Criminal Law Resources

Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto

For provincial offences, such as traffic tickets.

60 Queen St. West, Old City Hall
Toronto, ON
M5H 2M3
Telephone: (416) 326-0111

Ontario Court of Justice, College Park

For provincial offences, such as traffic tickets.

444 Yonge St, College Park, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON
M5B 2H4
Telephone: (416) 325-8950

Crown Attorney’s Office, Toronto

361 University Ave.
Toronto, ON
M5G 1T3
Telephone: (416) 327-5990

Legal Aid Clinic

For those unable to obtain legal services for financial reasons, legal aid clinics provide their services free of charge.

21 Dunlop Street, Suite 200
Richmond Hill, ON
L4C 2M6
Telephone: (905) 508-5018

Recent Cases in Toronto

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn – Domestic Assault

When an incident happens between two people in private, the case is often a complicated battle between two sides of the story.

CASE STUDY: Plea Down to Careless Driving – Over 80, Impaired

Mr. M was charged with operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 80 and over mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood and operating a vehicle impaired in the city of Milton.

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn – Domestic Assault

The Crown agreed that it was a small incident and that it would be best to avoid criminal sanctions. Community service was discussed, and in the end, the Crown agreed to a peace bond.

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn for Peace Bond – Uttering Threats

The Crown agreed to a common law peace bond. While it was not Mr. B’s ideal goal, it did result in a withdrawal of the charges in exchange for an agreement to be of good behaviour.

CASE STUDY: Charge Withdrawn – Refusal to Provide a Breath Sample

Mr. M, a US military veteran and long-time law enforcement officer, was crossing the border into Canada to visit a casino in Niagara.

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn – Shoplifting (Theft Under $5,000)

While shopping at a Sephora, Ms. N purchased some product, but concealed others and left the store without paying. She had never done anything criminal before; her record was completely clean.

CASE STUDY: Pled Down to Careless Driving from Over 80

The case went to trial, during which the Crown decided to offer a deal: if Mr. Z would plead guilty to careless driving, the charges of Over 80 would be dropped.

CASE STUDY: Stay of Proceedings and Amending YPS Privacy Policies – Over 80

The outcome of Ms. M’s trial was not only a victory for Ms. M herself, but also for all those detained by the York Regional Police moving forward.

CASE STUDY: Charge Withdrawn – Impaired Operation of a Conveyance

While the two approached their vehicle the plan was not to drive, but to retrieve Stag tickets to sell to their friends, and then to wait for a friend to pick them up. In fact, Mr. R still had an active tab in the bar at the time and had planned to return to the bar before leaving to pay it, and could not leave until he did so. Unaware of this, security called the police.

CASE STUDY: Charges Withdrawn for Peace Bond – Mischief Under $5,000

Mr. R was detained by security guards at an entertainment venue late one August evening after he and another party were separated for a consensual fight. Mr. R was injured after the fight and was treated for his injuries by EMS, but subsequently placed in the venue’s holding cells. Security alleges that while Mr. R was in the holding cell he repeatedly kicked the door, damaging both the door and the frame.

CASE STUDY: Charges Dismissed Mid Trial for Peace Bond – Sexual Assault

Facebook messages combined with an effective cross examination of the complainant on the first day of trial proved compelling. The Crown agreed to drop the charges if Mr. A was willing to sign a peace bond. He did so happily.

CASE STUDY: Charges Dismissed – Indecent Assault on a Male and Administering Noxious Thing

The story the complainant gave was filled with contradictions; both internal contradictions, and contradictions with the stories of the rest of the family. That said, the majority of the defence relied upon the uncorroborated evidence of the accused and other members of the family, making the case more complex.

What Our Toronto Clients Say

Google Rating
4.9
Based on 65 reviews
Sunita Reddy
Sunita Reddy
14:37 20 Apr 21
I dealt with Justin on a matter that had criminal charges pending. i was facing heavy fines, possible jail time, and a criminal record. Justin was very professional in the handling of my case, and kept me informed every step of the way. He laid out the possbile outcomes so there would be no... surprises. Justin was able to get all these charges down to the equivalent of a traffic ticket. I have no criminal record, no jail time and the fine was quite reasonable. I am very thankful to this firm for getting me out of this mess. I also have been laid off due to covid so this firm has been very understanding and we have made a payment arragment for my fees. I would highly reccomend this firm and Justin.read more
MANU GH
MANU GH
02:18 13 Apr 21
Aitken Robertson is not just a professional legal team, they are also caring and understanding, they brought peace to my life and they were there through all the process until it was solved,highly, highly recommended, the fees are very low compared to other firms, and the service, really is... excellent.read more
Seth Labonte
Seth Labonte
03:50 19 Mar 21
I was charged with impaired in December of 2019. At the time I was traveling one hour each way for work when I lost my license. I contacted The law firm and was put in contact with Mr. Marchand. He handled my case very professionally and put some of my worries at ease. I am now about to get my... license back and have had trouble with the MTO and even after the completion of my trail, Mr. Marchand is still trying to help. I would strongly recommend to anyone If they are going through the same issues.read more
Julien Falcone
Julien Falcone
04:14 09 Dec 20
'Review for Jami S.' - It had been 4 years that I was struggling to get a medical suspension lifted in order to reinstate my driver's license despite having an impeccable record prior to the suspension. It started as a simple dilemma I thought I could solve myself however it turned into a... never-ending process of trying to get doctors to help me most not willing to get involved. Finally I got in touch with Jami from the Aitken Robertson firm. Right from the get-go, Jami was confident in my case and that he could help me go through an appeal process with the Ministry of Transportation and LAT. Even during a tough Covid-19 restriction period where the process was mostly done remotely, he managed to help me get the job done. I finally have my driver's license back! I already started driving again and it feels as though it never left me. Driving may not be a right in this country but it sure can open the door to endless possibilities and make life a whole lot easier. I am so grateful that Jami represented me as he always followed up with me and lived up to his word. From my experience, there is no one better! Definitely would recommend Jami!read more
DUI Anonymous
DUI Anonymous
15:56 19 Oct 20
Wow!When I thought myself to be at the lowest of lows, Justin and his team proficiently navigated the legal system that was unbelievably easy to follow. I couldn't recommend Justin Marchand more; he's personable and has an unmatched ability to relate. Carry on, good sir!
Shonagh McNeill
Shonagh McNeill
18:00 03 Jun 20
I hired Aitken Robertson to deal with a legal matter. Justin Marchand was extremely knowledgeable, kind and helped me achieve the best possible outcome. It was a long (3 year) process, and Justin helped me navigate every step. I cannot speak highly enough about Justin and would recommend him to... anyone requiring legal counsel.read more
Murtessa Mohammed
Murtessa Mohammed
15:16 05 Mar 20
Ever since I called Aitken Robertson I have feltrespect and no judgement. They have done nothing but make sure that I was taken care of and updated every step of the way. I can honestly say having Justin Marchand as my lawyer turned out to be the best decision and I thank Justin and Aitken... Robertson for their help.read more
Symon Smith
Symon Smith
21:10 20 Feb 20
I hired Aitken Robertson for a DUI charge. I started dealing with Justin Marchand about a year ago. He listened to my queries. He was super calm and able to answer all my questions. My trial was in early January. We met few times around holiday rush. We sat down in details about my trail as i have... never gone to court prior to this. He was super confident that we are gonna win. He was able to drop all my charges including criminal charge. I am a free man now. Justin is super organized and knows what he is doing and very easy to deal with. I am super glad he represented and over the moon that all my charges are dropped. Thanks Justin Marchand. You did well.read more
VooDoo Vapers
VooDoo Vapers
16:11 25 Nov 19
At the beginning of 2019, I found myself facing accusations of an assault charge involving alcohol. Things had been going better in my life for quite some time but with a prior record, the outcome was not looking bright for me.From my first phone consultation with Richard Robertson, to my on... going dealings with Virginia Dolinska, Mark Cardy, Lavinia Inbar and Susan Cornett ... everything was okay.They were professional beyond belief, as well as sympathetic, reassuring, detailed and prompt. Even taking and returning calls on their commute to and from the office.Money is a bit of an issue for me at this time and they were willing to work with me and were very flexible in regards to a payment plan.I attended court twice. Once for a bail alteration and once for resolution resulting in charge withdrawn and no additions to my existing record.If Google would let me give these guys 6 put of 5 stars I would. So, if you have a pressing legal issue ... better call Aitken Robertson, they can and will take care of you.read more
Raj Logan
Raj Logan
19:30 21 Nov 19
Justin Marchand I cannot thank you enough for completely dismissing my case. I can tell you worked hard for our win. I trust your firm knows you are incredible, I hope they continue to value your expertise! I was charged with a refusal to blow and after interviewing many lawyers my odds were... looking like a loss and that if I'm extremely lucky I may get away with a careless. Mr. Marchand saw all sorts of angles on the case. I had hope but still thought it was a difficult task. A difficult task indeed during the trial process, with the judge and police officers on as witnesses making it that much more difficult. I also heard Oshawa was the most difficult place to win a trial, so I came prepared thinking I would be losing my license for the next few months. I was extremely surprised and thrilled the judge ultimately said "not guilty". Not even a reduction to careless it was a complete dismissal to my surprise! It was a lengthy two day trial process and Mr. Marchand fought to create multiple opportunities for a win. Mr. Marchand's hardwork on finding case laws that were similar to my case helped extremely well to win. I can also tell he was very knowledgeable and confident with the trial process when he was preparing me. The approaches he provided, in my opinion, were genius. I rarely ever write reviews but on this occasion I owe it to Justin Marchand. I highly recommend him to fight your DUI charges!read more
Mark Hillyard
Mark Hillyard
14:25 24 Sep 19
Aitken Robertson are a very competent group. They were able to help me in my matters and were able to get me a favorable verdict.Justin Marchand represented me in my case and did so with an inspiring amount of vigor, talent, and ambition. I truly felt like my battle was his own.I will trust Mr... Marchand and the group of talented professionals at Aitken Robertson with all of my legal dealings going forward.Thanks again!read more
Richard H
Richard H
18:32 20 Sep 19
Recently my son needed legal support in Peterborough in defense of a criminal matter. We had the good fortune to randomly choose the law firm of Aitken Robertson and even more fortunate to be assigned Mr. Dan Lemaire as our attorney. He was friendly, sympathetic and as it turned out very... knowledgeable with criminal matters. Mr. Lemaire always made himself available to answer our questions. In regards to the legal matter at hand, some charges were dismissed and others reduced. It was a better outcome then we had hoped for. I would highly recommend this law firm and specifically Mr. Lemaire to anyone in need of legal representation.Richard H.Barrie, ON.read more
J C
J C
04:40 25 Jul 19
Prior to my involvment with Aitken Robertson, I had never been in handcuffs, let alone stepped foot in a courtroom. Thirty-two years of no priors. Nothing.In 2017 I was charged with blowing over 80 after being pulled over for driving a "suspicious" looking vehicle around the block. Once. I was... not pulled over for impaired driving. It was in part my own honesty and perhaps naevity that resulted in my arrest.Admittedly, given my opening statement, I was terrified and at a loss for what to do; Who to talk to, what my options were, but most of all what it could mean for my future.After much back and forth with a very to-the-point, albeit very reassuring and informative paralegal (Mr. Brad Dinning), he advised me to contact A.R. because they "dealt specifically (mostly) and fiercely with DUI charges."That led me (via their fantastic staff) to being set up with a lawyer for the first time in my life: Mr. Justin Marchand.Not only was Mr. Marchand exceptionally informative, he seemed very passionate about my case and especially his job; A man that takes pride in his work--absolutely--and one that managed to build a very humble balance between "I'm not your friend, I'm your lawyer," but also "I've got your back if you choose to stick with this."I say this because going into the experience, all I wanted was constant reassurance and to be told that everything would be okay.That was, in fact, not what I got, nor--as I realized by the end--what I needed.Mr. Marchand understood my situation on a personal level but was able to effectively leave it on the backburner during our conversations while still maintaining a level of reassurance and blunt, professional, informationalism that I would have never expected prior to any of this happening.I was told "not to be confident, but to be hopeful," and at the time the statement made absolutely no sense to me (I thought the opposite). After all was said and done, however, I understand what he meant.When it came down to it, we had a 50/50 chance: Our half weighing on something I had no idea could even be presented in defense of blatant evidence (though it was blatant evidence in a case where the circumstances seemed impossibly daft).We came out on top. Charges fully dismissed.Had it not been for the thorough investigation that Mr. Marchand had done regarding my case, I probably would have opted to have just pled guilty and been dubbed a criminal for something that, in all honesty, did not--to my family or myself--seem criminal in the slightest beyond the breath test readings.This experience has left me incredibly thankful, humble and (as a pessimist and carrier of seemingly endless streaks of bad luck) slightly surprised that there are folks like Mr. Marchand and the staff I spoke with throughout, at A.R. who exist and provide such a professional level of assistance in situations like these.I would, and will, one hundred percent, advise and recommend anyone in Ontario dealing with criminal charges (especially DUI), to seek out Mr. Justin Marchand and the firm of Aitken Robertson for assistsnce.It is worth the sweat and tears, I assure you.Much love, and thank you to everyone that assisted me at A.R.Thank you, Justin.My apologies for the novel-length review.read more
Shivang Bali
Shivang Bali
16:51 02 Jun 19
Cathy B.
Cathy B.
16:00 24 May 19
If you find yourself in need of a lawyer, do not hesitate to call this firm. I'm so fortunate to have called them during a stressful and scary time. Regardless of who you call, speak to or email, they are responsive and get back to you so unbelievably fast.Thank you to both Richard and Justin who... were phenomenal. They represented my son twice for 2 unrelated charges and in both cases the charges were dropped. I am so grateful.Amazing team of lawyers who work collectively to get the best possible results and dynamite staff that keep you in the loop from start to finish.read more
Aaron Thomas
Aaron Thomas
18:46 16 May 19
Excellent law firm. I had a DUI and they were able to get all my charges dropped. I am a free man and able to drive again thanks to them. I recommend them to anyone facing legal troubles. They are highly knowledgeable and will take care of you.
Daniel Roberts
Daniel Roberts
00:17 02 May 19
I used Aiken Robertson for 2 seperate cases and had amazing results, saved me from having a record that would of affected the rest of my life. Great team of lawyers and staff that walk you thru the whole process and make it as low stress as possible. Highly recommend!
Brenda John
Brenda John
22:46 24 Apr 19
After malicious accusations lead to charges being filed against my father, Justin was hired to represent him. From the beginning, Justin was calm and collected and walked us through a process that we had never been through before. During the trial, he kept our spirits up, and then assured us that... everything would be fine.Justin made sure those of us who testified were well prepared. He analyzed the situation, and was extremely accurate in his description of the final outcome. Justin seemed to know exactly what the judge was thinking, even though she was sequestered in her chambers preparing her decision. I will never forget that everything he said the judge would address she did. It was uncanny how Justin knew what the outcome would be.My parents and I will never forget what Justin did for us. Thank you ever so much, Justin, for making an awful experience one that we were able to overcome.read more
Marshall Vinter
Marshall Vinter
15:36 22 Mar 19
Having been charged with Driving impaired and various drug charges in relation to the impaired charge, in September 2017. my whole life had been turned upside down. having lived in a rural area and working approximately an hour away. the results of the charges where deter-mental to my employment.... having had a brother-in law go through the same thing I had contacted him to discuss how his charges where dropped. he had informed me of the Aitken Robinson firm was the choice he had made! knowing he had all his charges dropped(DUI / Assault) and reading many other reviews I felt confidence in my decision to retain Aitken Robinson firm.Justin Marchand was assigned to my case and over the 18 months to proceed where very stressful to say the least. Justin was able to unhinge various charter rights in my file that would eventually lead to having My DUI and drug charges brought down to a Careless driving charge and mischief.My father had told me to plead guilty as the facts against myself where hard to dispute. but I can say I am whole heatedly happy I went through with my decision to 'fight the charges', it was similar to winning the lottery in retrospect I kept my ability to traverse the Canadian/US border which if convicted of my original charges I would have never of been able to cross that border again effectively ruining my careerI would like to thank Justin Marchand his secretary Brenda and everyone else at Aitken Robinson for there professionalism through these 18 months and the stellar outcome that ensued.I hope anyone facing similar issues finds this review helpful as i would recommend there services in a heartbeat!read more
Laurene Smith
Laurene Smith
02:58 16 Nov 18
When my daughter's boyfriend had a problem I looked up Jordan Tekenos-Levy. Jordan did an amazing job defending this young man. He showed compassion and care in a very sensitive issue. Jordan is a great lawyer, he fights hard for his clients and ensures their loved ones are kept in the loop during... the entire process. He is honest and doesn't sugar coat the situation. I would highly recommend his services. We owe him a huge debt of gratitude and I wish him all the best in the future.read more
Maurice Flight
Maurice Flight
20:22 31 Oct 18
I would like to thank the lawyers at Aitken Robertson especially Philip Stiles and Lavina Inbar for helping me thru this most difficult time.Everyone i was in contact with were very polite and professional.Being a very high stress time of my life i could not have been happier to hear a "Not... Guilty " verdict.I will always recommend Aitken Robertson to anyone i hear of needing a good lawyer.Thank you all very muchMauriceread more
Zak Piva
Zak Piva
03:06 28 Oct 18
I was falsely accused of a crime and I sought out representation. I did not know exactly where to go, I was in a panic as I've never seriously run afoul with law enforcement. Mr. Nathan Baker and his staff were assigned to my case, and I am thankful that they were. Knowing I was innocent I still... was worried about how everything was going to play out as I wondered 'how could this even be happening'. Mr Baker and his staff helped walk me through the court process that was completely unfamiliar to me, besides what Id seen on television. It was a two year process, and every step of the way all my questions and inquisitions were answered and put at ease. I give this Firm my full endorsement, they believed in me, supported my case and followed through on every detail pertaining to it, and defended me to a correct Not Guilty verdict. For that I will be forever grateful. I've never had the need for an attorney to represent me before the false accusation, and I hope I never need it again. But if I do, I'd want this firm to represent me.read more
John Paul Copeland
John Paul Copeland
01:28 28 Oct 18
Our son found himself in a difficult situation while trying to find work. He fell in with bad companions who refused to pay him which drew him in deeper as he was lured with future payment. Finding his companions snorting coke after he had had half a bottle of beer forced him to take the wheel of... his own car in order to drop them off and return home. He was stopped tested and blew over. Dan Lemaire was instrumental in having the DUI charge dropped. We were on tender hooks but Dan reassured us in honest term. Dan was able to convince the prosecutor, saving the reputation of a young man. His help put the final exclamation point on a redefining moment of our son's life. Thank you!read more
Lady Gang
Lady Gang
19:26 08 Sep 18
Justin provided thorough and caring representation for my friend who had a court proceedings. I would recommend Justin and the Aitken Robertson team to anyone in a similar situation. Thanks!
TAYLOR STEVENS
TAYLOR STEVENS
19:28 26 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
m z
m z
19:04 26 Jun 18
Amazing caring lawyers who get the job done !. No one likes to be in a bad situation and be given the run around when they are scared or in trouble or unable to afford a lawyer. This is NOT the case with these lawyers. Absolutely everyone at the firm is on top of everything. From the moment you... call them they let you know you are taken care of. Its simple easy and they take care of all the work for you. In my friends case we dealt with Justin he is amazing. He goes the extra mile he really really works hard to get you the most beneficial result. In this instance the charges all got withdrawn. I cant tell you how comforting it is to actually have lawyers that a. offer you a payment plan. b. really care about the outcome of your case. c. will make sure you are completely informed and satisfied with the result. This firm is like a well oiled machine. Everyone is there working to make sure you are taken care of. From susan, to Robert, to justin and brenda It just works and be thankful that you are in their hands they know the law they know it in and out and know how to find errors and mistakes that have been made during the process. I wouldnt want to be in anyone elses hands. THEY ARE THE BEST team of lawyers you can find ! Not that we want to need lawyers lol but when you do you absolutley need to go to them !read more
Krystal Stacy
Krystal Stacy
17:19 15 Jun 18
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
Sean Jamali
Sean Jamali
15:20 07 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
TAYLOR STEVENS
TAYLOR STEVENS
00:05 09 Dec 17
Absolutely amazing... Noone ever wants to have to need a lawyer but when you do this is THE most Amazing firm dealing with all aspects of criminal law. From the moment they were contacted they were thorough honest up front and offer a payment plan. My friend was in a very tough situation and Nasif... was always amazing spending countless hours and phone calls trying to rectify the situation. They were professional and upfront and explained everything to her in detail. They responded same day to email inquiries and really truly do care about their clients. Robert was great and caring and kind to her and went over everything in detail. Most importantly Justin Marchand who is one of the lead lawyers is simply fantastic. He knows the law inside out he is not only knowledgable but thorough and relates to several situations. He got my friend the most amazing outcome of her charges being withdrawn and really could not have asked for a better outcome. This team of lawyers is amazing and invaluable. I recommend them for anyone in southern ontario. I am so thankful for their expertise and their amazing client relations. Ty again Nasif, robert and justin for your work on my friends case and thank you for truly caring about providing justice in a system designed for otherwise.read more
scott dunn
scott dunn
16:35 05 Sep 17
Hey, my name is Scott and I live in a small town called Guelph in Ontario. I was charged with 3 criminal code driving offenses. My lawyer Justin Marchand, was more than a great lawyer representing on thise charges. He was more like a majician the way he got me what I wanted, like pulling a rabbit... out of a hat, BOOM! Excellent lawyer, Excellent law firm!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐😎read more
Rachel
Rachel
15:18 26 Jul 17
Aitken Robertson law firm is amazing ! I have hired Justin Marchand as my lawyer and for the past 10 months he has been talking back and forth with the crown. I have 5 counts of fraud and justin got a discharge plus probation ! My whole life has changed for the better I am on the right track... because of Justin ! If anyone needs a Lawyer please hire justin. His assistant Lisa was able to make a payment plan for me and I can't thank them enough for my outcome !read more
Alyssa Da Silva
Alyssa Da Silva
00:19 21 Jul 17
My brother was faced with a criminal charge and was blessed with Edmund Chan as his defence lawyer. We could not have asked for a better person to take on his case. Edmund was very detail oriented and focused with just the right amount of intimidation; which is exactly what you want when facing... the opposition. The case and charges were dropped faster than expected. My brother can now put this all in the past and focus on his future. Our family is very thankful for the Aitken Robertson team and everything they have done for us.read more
Lorna Levac
Lorna Levac
16:36 11 Jul 17
Paige Smedegaard
Paige Smedegaard
01:25 08 Jul 17
Edmund Chan criminal lawyer is truly an amazing person. Providing excellent service and paying attention to every detail . Always early, kind ,and explains all information to ensure a complete understanding of each and every situation. We appreciate all of your help with all of the cases you won... for us . Giving a new look on life and a fresh start for our family . Mark thanks you so much for everything and so I .read more
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Jamaican Basic News TV
18:53 06 Jul 17
Thank you Edmund Chan and the Aitkin Robertson family for everything you have done for me . I am thankful for all the hard work you all have done . I have a new look on life now and will truly take advantage of all the good things life has to offer . Thank you to Edmund, Susan and all of the staff... who helped in winning all of my cases . Amazing service, fast and friendly customer service and an overall great experience .read more
Gordon Pascal
Gordon Pascal
15:57 28 Jun 17
Was refered to justine by a friend. The moment i spoke to him on the phone i knew he would go all out for me. He is well informed. Never had a question he couldn't answer. Thank you justin for everything. Also his assistant lisa. I recommend this dynamic duo. 👍👍
Ryan Henderson
Ryan Henderson
15:07 05 Jun 17
Justin help me out alot a great guy to work with and is very understanding with fighting for you. Lisa is also very understaning with getting all appointments and everything straightened out. All around great people to work with.
annie k
annie k
20:42 25 May 17
Since day one of my case, Justin Marchand and his assistant Lisa Thomson have been very accommodating to review and address all my questions and concerns. I have had several phone discussions with Justin where he has always been thorough and has made his time available without rushing me. And when... I walked in for my pre-trial meeting with Justin in person, I was very anxious about the upcoming trial. But right from the beginning, he was easy to talk to, to understand, and extremely detailed which helped me relax and get a much clearer picture of the process, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of my case. I felt much more comfortable and at ease after our meeting. I left his office feeling confident knowing that my trial is in very capable hands.read more
natasha malenfant
natasha malenfant
15:18 17 May 17
I was charged with blowing 3 times over the blood alcohol limit while driving my car. I met with my lawyer Justin Marchand and unfortunately all odds were against me to go to trial however his dedication to help me really paid off. After deciding to plead guilty to the charge, Justin gave the judge... a good understanding of who i am as a person, and the judge gave me a sentence lower then the crown and Justin agreed to.read more
Cheryl Solomon
Cheryl Solomon
19:32 09 May 17
I was charged with DUI, over 80milligrams, followed quickly with a Driving While Under Suspension charge in April 2016. I found their name on the internet. Aiken Robertsons' entire staff was helpful and attentive from the moment I called and within days I had an appointment with Mr. Richard... Aiken. They were all caring and took into account my personal circumstances. They were able to work with the Crown to get me a best-case scenario result! Thank you Aiken Robertson. You did an outstanding job, and got a great result. I am very satisfied.Kenneth Duncanread more
Sontauna Rapsch
Sontauna Rapsch
16:05 04 Apr 17
I am a paralegal student in Toronto. I recieved a copy of Aitken Robertson's publication. I was very impressed with the comprehensive nature of this book. There are chapters to help you with all your legal needs. They include chapters on all charges (assault, theft, drugs etc), in addition to... chapters on bail and young offenders. No matter what your interaction with the criminal law, this resource will help you to fight your charges.read more
Jhen Jojhe
Jhen Jojhe
18:28 23 Aug 16
last year was the toughest year of my existence. Everything blew up at once, I did not expect to find myself in trouble. I was charged with impaired driving and overahelmed. I was searching for the best help and assistance I could get from someone who eas truly capable of winning my case. Then, I... was blessed to meet Mr. Richard Aitken and his team. He is one of the most highly knowledgeable lawyers I know. It was a great pleasure to work with Mr. Aitken's staff in Toronto and Oshawa. I am extremely grateful for all their guidance, encouragement and advice from the outset. I am pleased to announce that his team are largely responsible for my success. I have been proven innocent and am now living with no worries. I highly reccomend this corporation, because I know they can give their 100% best to help you out.read more
Troy Indarjit
Troy Indarjit
19:43 08 Aug 16
Richard is very helpful and informative. We are happy with his work. I would recommend Aitken Robertson to anyone who needs help with their case. Aitken Robertson has been supporting us and guiding us through the process at every step. I feel confident with the Aitken Robertson team in my coroner.
Ralphston Malcolm
Ralphston Malcolm
01:44 08 Aug 16
If you're ever looking for a Lawyer look no further, for the office of Aitken Robertson is the place you seek. You'll be greeted like family and they'll be right upfront with you on your case. What makes this firm so special you ask? Well for starters you get a team of Lawyers working with you... instead of one Lawyer. Secondly, their rates are very reasonable. You will never feel rushed or pressured. Lastly, you'll be given free gifts along with a must read book.Give them a call you'll be happy that you did.read more
David Samuel
David Samuel
17:44 10 May 16
Aitken Robertson's DUI Manual is an invaluable resource when handling a DUI matter. It is easy to read and understand. The resource is comprehensive and explains the DUI process from charge through to trial, and even appeal. I particularly find the chapters on DUI defenses, navigating the courts,... and drugs and driving to be practical and efficient in helping me to understand the criminal justice system and the nuances of a DUI charge.read more
aly bangma
aly bangma
21:50 28 Apr 16
I saw Richard Aitken’s website about Toronto DUI charges, and on the website I was offered their free complimentary manual called 17 Secrets to Helping You Survive (and Win) Your DUI Charge. This book has thorough and clear information on the laws surrounding impaired driving offences in Toronto as... well as how to get through the court system successfully. Over-all Richard Aitken is great aide in understanding any impaired driving charges.read more
Todd R
Todd R
13:40 10 Mar 16
I was very pleased with Aitken Robertson and the hard work his team put into my case. The team of lawyers are very knowledgeable of the law and were successful with having my case dismissed. I would highly recommend them for anyone dealing with DUI charges.
Paul D
Paul D
15:12 13 Jan 16
VERY Happy! The staff at Aitken Robertson were very helpful and informative throughout the entire process.I was slapped with a ridiculous charge simply because of who I had in my car. I searched high and low for a good lawyer to represent me, and found the law firm of Aitken Robertson. After... speaking one of their lawyers for only about 10 minutes (free consultation) I knew I wanted them to represent me - and I'm very glad I made that decision. Even when I had questions AFTER HOURS, they would return my emails often within minutes, hours, or immediately the next morning.As a result of choosing Aitken Robertson to represent me, I had my charges dropped within months, and never had to step foot in a court room - they did it all for me, and in the end, I have a reasonable payment plan that doesn't exceed my budget and NO charges!Exceptional Service, and Staff!read more
Michelle St. Germain
Michelle St. Germain
22:45 27 Dec 15
Lucas Dong
Lucas Dong
16:11 24 Dec 15
Mr. Richard Aitken is a criminal lawyer who I have known for over 10 years. He always offer good advice and works very hard. Most of his practice seems to be impaired driving including in Toronto Courts.
Melissa Hamilton
Melissa Hamilton
02:57 07 Nov 15
Alex C
Alex C
17:14 10 Sep 15
I'm a NY driver who was caught for speeding in Ontario as i was unaware of the difference in metric units. I was represented by Mark Cardy and i really want to commend him for his professionalism and approachability when rendering legal assistance to me.Thanks to him, i managed to have a speeding... at over 49km/h of the speed limit traffic offense pleaded down to a "disobey sign" offense. I am more than pleased with the outcome and i would highly recommend their services to any one with a similar predicament as me.read more
First Last
First Last
04:50 18 Aug 15
Very friendly and professional service. I was able to have my charges dismissed within a year. As a student, I would not have been able to afford their fees if they didn't provide such reasonable payment plans. I'm extremely happy with the outcome!
CF McLaughlin
CF McLaughlin
21:29 12 Aug 15
I was arrested at 6:30 PM on Sunday night (Mischief CCC430) and I was in Richards office at 2:00 PM the next day. Less than 24 hrs. I was a mess, absolutely petrified and had a very hard time trying to stay focused. Richard told me to go home and not to worry, "you aren't a criminal and we'll get... the charges dropped." He made me feel safe and secure. I had the costs and all the information I needed. They work in teams so you can always call and get information. Result was exactly what Richard said but LESS than the quoted price.When does that ever happen!Special thanks to Jay for all her patience and help. She is a great asset to the firm.read more
Russell Alexander
Russell Alexander
13:31 05 Aug 15
I am a family law practitioner in Durham, Kawartha and Markham area. Through association, we have come to know Richard Aitken and his team; they excel in practicing and specializing in criminal offences. They have an extensive understanding of criminal law and I highly recommend their services.... Their hard work and dedication allows them to ensure a high success rate for their clients. Aitken Robertson Professionals have various offices located in Ontario for your convenience. – Russell Alexanderread more
Anonymous Anonymous
Anonymous Anonymous
20:51 28 Jul 15
I was charged with over 80 in south-western Ontario.Initially, of course, I was scared and unsure where to turn. I researchedlawyers on the web extensively. I called several and went through an initial 20minute or so conversation with each on the phone. When I talked to the AitkenRobertson... firm, I learned that they had a written a book on DUIs. I read itseveral times. In retrospect, now that everything is over, that book is the bestthing I could have read. It describes the process exactly as I experienced itand answered many questions I had.I was living outside of Ontario so all of my communication with Aitken Robertsonwas via phone and email. This was handled very well. They called when they saidthey would and worked around my schedule with ease.My case went to trial and I pled not guilty. It felt rather strange pleadingnot guilty to blowing over 80 when I indeed had done that. One must rememberthis is the legal system. There are many subtle nuances in the legal world thatonly well trained and experienced lawyers can understand and use in your favour.I cannot fully express how impressed I was with their preparation on the day ofthe trial. They left no stone unturned. The presentations that Mr.Aitken made during the trial were brilliant. The over 80 charge was dropped and replaced with a charge of careless driving of which I was convicted with the minimal fine.I found the fees charged by Aitken Robertson very reasonable.If you find yourself in the unsettling situation of facing charges, I highlyrecommend the Aitken Roberston group of lawyers.read more
Adam McTavish
Adam McTavish
15:21 23 Jul 15
I was charged back in the summer of 2014 with a DUI and Over 80mg. My laywer Jay Nadarajah was very informative and knowledgeable. Though it seemed as if all hope was lost Jay asked all the right questions and the end result was an "Acquittal". I am very thankful for Jay Nadarajah's attention to... detail, and for the Aitken Robertson Law Firm. Without the persistence and perseverance this could have ended rather differently, and the end result could have been a much different outcome.Thank you for all the hard work!read more
Gavin Cosgrove
Gavin Cosgrove
14:00 14 Jul 15
I have had the pleasure of working directly and indirectly with Richard and his team on a number of occasions.When I have a client who requires assistance with criminal matters in or outside of the Toronto area – from speeding tickets to more serious offences – I am confident referring them to... Aitken Robertson knowing that they will be well cared for.read more
Nasif Abdullah
Nasif Abdullah
21:43 02 Jul 15
I came across Aitken Robertson as a law student looking into Criminal Law practices in the Greater Toronto Area. This is a Criminal Law firm based out of Downtown Toronto and Oshawa but operates throughout the Greater Toronto Area. During my visit, their staff were very friendly and I was given a... copy of one of their books, ’17 Secrets to Helping you survive (and win) your DUI charge’, now on its second edition, available on amazon. Clients and the public at large can have access to it for free of charge at their office.I found the ’17 Secrets…’ highly insightful. As a law student it is one thing to be immersed in the legislations and case laws, but to actually see their practical application in the day to day practice was eye-opening. One could only wish that law school curriculum had materials that were similarly easy to follow while retaining the useful practical value.The book compiles actual case studies from past successful clients highlighting some common alcohol related charges and some that were not so common. It gives practical advice to the public at large and contains advice and tips that students and even beginning practitioners may find helpful, while remaining very easy to follow. Anyone charged with an offence of driving under the influence would find 17 Secrets and their authors at Aitken Robertson very helpful.read more
Tin Ko Ko Naing (UncleGyi)
Tin Ko Ko Naing (UncleGyi)
03:11 07 Dec 14
I was charged with shop lifting (theft under $5000) in Peterborough. My lawyers Richard and Nathan from Aitken Robertson helped me deal with my matter and the charge was completely dropped! I was very, very happy with the result. Without their help I couldn't think the kind of nightmare it would... give me. Thank you very much Aitken Robertson. And I would also like to mention their professionalism and their friendly staffs!! I also find the bill very fair and I am also very happy and thankful for that. My lawyer Richard is also dealing with my second charge which is dangerous driving, driving under suspended license. I am very confident that the result will be amazing. Because I know how professional they are. I am very thankful I have Aitken Robertson helping me deal with my charges. I give their servie and their professionalism five stars all the way! I would recommend to friends and families and anyone who's reading this to Aitken Robertson in a heat beat! You will be very happy with the result and you will also find their fee very reasonable. I also like to thank to very friendly staffs Kim and Mark in Peterborough office. Thanks again Aitken Robertson!Yaw Nread more
Mike Anderson
Mike Anderson
14:22 25 Nov 14
I was very fortunate to have chosen Aitken Robertson for my case. I was facing an impaired driving conviction and he negotiated a plea which got me careless and a 6 month license suspension. Much less than what I would have received otherwise. They had very reasonable payment terms which allowed me... to pursue my case with confidence. Richard Aitken and all his staff were friendly and nice to deal with.read more
Pyscho Gizzmo
Pyscho Gizzmo
00:17 21 Nov 14
My experience with Aitken Robertson was as pleasurable as it could be, considering the circumstances that brought me there. I was charged with impaired driving, driving with blood/alcohol over 80mg, and possession of a controlled substance. I plead guilty to the impaired charge, and Richard was... able to get the over 80mg AND, the possession charged dropped. My fine was minimal, compared to what the Crown was asking for. Without Richard in my corner, it would have been much, much higher, because of my priors. I found his staff friendly, accommodating, and extremely competent. The bill was a lot lower than I expected, and was far more than fair. 5 stars to Aitken Robertson. Thank you very much. I highly recommend these folks for any of your legal needs. Thanks again to all the nice people, I met at your office.read more
Alex S.
Alex S.
18:02 19 Nov 14
I received an interesting book from Mr. Richard Aitken of Aitken Robertson, as per my dealing with the his office. I found Mr. Aitken and his people in the offices across Ontario to be very nice and pleasant to deal with, real straight shooters – something that is very, very rare to see in the... legal field in Canada. I do highly recommend Mr. Aitken and his legal team for anyone with legal needs - big or small...here is my short review of the Aitken Robertson Criminal Lawyers “A Guide to Common Criminal Charges” Book:We are living in UN-official war times against our Christian-Canadian way of life... Public servants treating us not as taxpayers-citizens but as numbers in order to meet they daily quote game. After reading “A Guide to Common Criminal Charges” book by Aitken Robertson Criminal Lawyers, I came to simple but a bit of a scary conclusion: even as law-abiding witness better to ask good-smart lawyer first before saying anything, as these days you could end up getting free upgrade from witness to suspect because whatever you say could be used against you. I'm not taking about Paranoia of 1984...just the reality of present times...this Book brought me to my senses - even as law-abiding taxpayer- Canadian citizen with nothing to hide, it is better to talk to the lawyer first before talking to police... just as better safe now, than sorry later...This book should be consider a Bible of choosing right lawyer with deep understanding what are you paying for (comprehension of billable hours). For me this book was a bit like eye opener... help me to realize how much I do not know, and what I do not know could hurt me - now or in the future affecting rest of my life...as facts same as coin could be presented in different lights/sides...“The Evil is in the details…” but to get the right details/facts in your favor - you must have right lawyer and, in my humble opinion, the book “A Guide to Common Criminal Charges” by Aitken Robertson Criminal Lawyers as it gives you right tools/ideas to resolve the problems right way and to understand what you are paying your lawyer for. Please note I'm not saying do not trust police, I am saying - talk to the right lawyer first... before talking to police... get the right legal advice... at the right price... as nothing free in life..."read more
Bobby Brykman
Bobby Brykman
14:18 03 Apr 14
The Law Office of Aitken Robertson provides excellent service to clients. Our office has referred many criminal law cases to Richard Aitken. Richard has trained his staff members to be in constant communication with clients regarding the status updates on their file and Richard's expertise and... availability ensures client matters are effectively handled. We are confident that our customers are looked after when we refer them to Richard Aitken as he is a service first lawyer.read more
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