Criminal litigation is serious business, and the stakes for the clients we defend are as high as they come.
YOUR JOB. YOUR REPUTATION. YOUR FREEDOM.
As criminal lawyers, we defend all of these things. Our clients come to us with the worst kind of problems and we solve them—with creative, focused, determined advocacy.
ABERGEL GOLDSTEIN & PARTNERS LLP
CRIMINAL LAWYERS BASED IN OTTAWA
Our firm was founded two decades ago in Ottawa by a group of hungry, young criminal defense lawyers who believed that every client deserved a smart, creative, fearless defence.
We still believe that. And with years of experience defending serious, complex cases behind us, we have evolved into a focused group of seasoned professionals.
Each one of our partners brings razor-sharp intellect, finely-honed judgment, and the courtroom skills that can make the difference between success and failure.
Over the years, our criminal defence and appeals lawyers have been sought out by clients from across Ontario, and from all walks of life. We represent executives, civil servants, doctors, pharmacists, high-tech workers, and diplomats. Our clients also include institutions and organizations facing criminal or regulatory issues.
But we also believe quality representation should not only be available to those who can easily afford it. We have the flexibility to accommodate clients who might otherwise struggle to pay for top-flight legal representation. And, in appropriate cases, we accept Legal Aid.
We have what it takes to defend any criminal charge, regulatory infraction, or disciplinary offence. White-collar crime. Drugs. Crimes of violence, from domestic assaults to serious murder cases. Driving offences, including impaired driving. We provide specialized representation at all stages of litigation. And we represent people who have been charged: obtaining bail, at trial, and on appeal.
But our work is not limited to the courtroom. We give counsel to individuals and institutional clients about their legal responsibilities. Our lawyers have testified before Parliament on new laws and are always happy to help our where politics and the law meet.
Situated in Ottawa, we regularly appear in defence and appeals cases in Gatineau and Eastern Ontario, including Brockville, Kingston, L’Original, Pembroke, Arnprior, Perth, Smiths Falls, Alexandria, and Morrisburg.
But our reach doesn’t end there. We are often sought out by clients elsewhere, including Toronto, Thunder Bay, and beyond.
In our business, there is such a thing as being too nice. We never lose sight of the fact that a prosecution is always personal—someone is trying to take away your reputation, your future, your freedom. We respect our adversaries, but we never forget that we are there to protect our clients, not to make friends.
A custom-crafted defence.
Beware the cookie-cutter defence. Every client is different. Every case is different. We get to know our clients and we spend the time to find out what approach will work them.
And we know the simple things count. We will return your phone calls. We will keep you up-to-date on your case. And we will get to know you and your goals as we craft our strategy and your defence.
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CRIMINAL LAWYERS BASED IN OTTAWA
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