TORONTO CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER

We assist clients in all Toronto criminal courts. We understand Toronto, and the unique circumstances required for the successful defence of criminal charges there.

We especially conduct complex conspiracy, search warrant, wiretap, proceeds of crime, money laundering, fraud and Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms challenge and defence cases in Toronto before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice, as well as indictable appeals before the Court of Appeal for Ontario and summary conviction appeals before the Superior Court of Justice.

Extensive Toronto Experience

Gordon Scott Campbell served for years as a Federal Crown Prosecutor in Toronto and Brampton, including conducting appeals as high as the level of the Supreme Court of Canada, giving him particular insight into how best to defend against federally prosecuted charges like allegations of drug offence or tax fraud in Toronto.

Flat Block Trial & Appeal Fees Competitive with Local Senior Counsel

You'll only pay our same flat local rates for effective Toronto criminal defence, plus a flat travel charge, which together may be quite competitive with fees of senior Toronto defence counsel. The travel charge isn't applicable for things like remands (which even local lawyers do through agents), or judicial pre-trials if done by teleconference, but will apply to motions, preliminary hearings, or trials. 

For all appeal cases we can offer you a flat fixed fee plus disbursements but including travel, because most appellate work is preparation with one day in court. You will likewise find our appeal fees to be quite competitive for similarly experience 

Contact us today to discuss your defence needs in Toronto, and we'll starting working out a successful defence plan for you. You'll find that we're very accessible by email, telephone and Skype, and work collaboratively with all our clients to secure the optimal results possible for them. 

The Seven Plus One Toronto Criminal Courthouses

As if navigating your way around the criminal justice system wasn't challenging enough already, Toronto complicates things by having seven separate courthouses dealing with trial criminal matters, plus the Court of Appeal for Ontario. For the most part your matter will be located hear the geographic area where the allegations arose. 

1. 361 University Avenue

The 361 University Avenue courthouse hears all criminal Superior Court of Justice indictable matters originating anywhere within Metropolitan Toronto boundaries for Criminal Code cases prosecuted by the provincial Crown Attorneys employed by the Attorney General of Ontario as well as for Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and other matters prosecuted by Federal Crown Prosecutors employed by the Attorney General of Canada. 

2. Old City Hall 

The Old City Hall courthouse located at 60 Queen Street West hears certain Ontario Court of Justice summary offence matters and the initial stages of indictable matters originating within the old City of Toronto boundaries for Criminal Code cases prosecuted by the provincial Crown Attorneys employed by the Attorney General of Ontario, and hears all Ontario Court of Justice matters originating anywhere in the Metropolitan Toronto area for Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and other matters prosecuted by Federal Crown Prosecutors employed by the Attorney General of Canada. 

3. College Park

The College Park courthouse located at 444 Yonge Street hears certain Ontario Court of Justice summary offence matters and the initial stages of indictable matters originating within the old City of Toronto boundaries for Criminal Code cases prosecuted by the provincial Crown Attorneys employed by the Attorney General of Ontario. 

4. 311 Jarvis Street

The 311 Jarvis Street courthouse hears all Youth Court criminal matters for Toronto. 

5. North York 1000 Finch

The North York courthouse located at 1000 Finch Avenue West hears Ontario Court of Justice matters for Criminal Code cases prosecuted by the Attorney General of Ontario. 

6. North York 2201 Finch

The North York courthouse located at 2201 Finch Avenue West hears Ontario Court of Justice matters for Criminal Code cases prosecuted by the Attorney General of Ontario. 

7. Scarborough

The Scarborough courthouse located at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East hears Ontario Court of Justice matters for Criminal Code cases prosecuted by the Attorney General of Ontario. 

8. Court of Appeal for Ontario

Located at 130 Queen Street West at the historic and very atmospheric Osgoode Hall, the Court of Appeal for Ontario is the highest level of court in Ontario. It hears all indictable appeals, and all further appeals of summary conviction appeals. Its jurisdiction is only superseded by the Supreme Court of Canada, but because that court only grants leave to appeal to about 1 in 10 cases that apply for leave, the Court of Appeal is practically your last best shot at an appeal in Ontario.