It is important for you to bring the following to our first meeting:
We can help you understand as your case progresses through the criminal court process and I will be able to answer your questions about the charges you face.
Nothing. It is important during the first meeting that we both get a chance to meet and learn about your case before you decide on the proper lawyer to represent you.
We accept cash, cheque, or legal aid certificates.
Yes we take legal aid certificates.
You may qualify for legal aid. For more details on this program please visit the legal aid website.
Your first Court date is not your trial. It is the start of the trial process and administrative in nature. You are required to be present otherwise a warrant will be issued for your arrest.
You should arrive at least 20 minutes before your court apperance.
The Superior Court of Justice is located 245 Windsor Ave in Windsor, Ontario. It is across the street from the Ontario Court of Justice.
There is parking available on the street and in parking structures nearby.
This is a difficult question. Trial dates are set by the courts. Based on court availability the time can range. I will be in contact with you regularly letting you know well in advance when you will need to appear.
If someone you know is in custody you can contact our office and we can begin to work on their release. We will visit them in jail and get the process started on thier release as soon as possible.
Once our office has been contacted we can talk to the prosecutor to negoiate a consent release. If bail is required you will need to have a bail hearing where we will advocate for your release.
The court may ask for some assurance that you will appear at your trial and follow your conditions of bail. One of these methods is to require a surety. A surety is a third party who is willing to supervise you in the community and ensure that all bail conditions are met and court dates are attended. A surety may be obligated to pay a specified amount if these conditions are not met
We cannot provide legal advice over e-mail. If you need legal adivce please contact our office for an appointment.