CRIMINAL CHARGES DEFENDED
Edelson Friedman LLP defends you at all stages of criminal proceedings: investigation, laying of charges, bail hearing, trial and appeal. The breadth of our practice means we are adept at handling complex evidence and can challenge all aspects of the Crown’s case. We advance your interests to keep you out of jail and, whenever possible, prevent charges from being laid.
LEGAL ADVICE DURING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Upon learning you are under criminal investigation, our criminal lawyers in Ottawa can assist in a discreet manner, through the use of our relationships with police agencies and senior investigators. Our intervention can prevent charges from being laid, saving clients the stigma of a criminal proceeding.
BAIL HEARING REPRESENTATION
Our objective at a bail hearing is to get you out of jail as soon as possible, for the sake of your personal life and for the benefit of your defence. We screen sureties and bond documentation prior to the proceedings to give you the best chance of retaining your freedom.
DEFENCE AT TRIAL FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES
In court, we defend people accused of criminal offences, including:
- DUI and driving offences
- Violent crime
- Drug charges
- Firearms charges
- Sex crimes
- Fraud and white collar crimes
In short, we defend everyone accused under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and other federal and provincial legislation.
Our lawyers have successfully had convictions and sentencing orders overturned at higher levels of Ontario and Canadian courts. We have appeared at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, and other levels of court in Ontario. We invite you to contact us if you or a loved one is seeking to appeal a previous court ruling.
We don’t believe in the billable hour.