Expertise in all areas of criminal defence

Criminal Law

Expert Criminal Defence

If you are charged with a criminal offence, you need the right representation. The consequences of a criminal conviction can be devastating, so choosing the right criminal lawyer will be one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. BTZ lawyers are the easy choice for one simple reason: we win. Our lawyers have built a reputation for winning cases, regardless of the seriousness of the charges or the strength of the prosecution's case. Count on our team for exceptional, innovative, and fearless defence of all criminal charges, from the simplest to the most complex.

Our Criminal Practice Areas

We are experienced in defending virtually every criminal offence, ranging from the simplest thefts and domestic assaults through to major drug conspiracies and homicides. Some of the most common areas in which we practice are:

  • Domestic Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Impaired Driving and other Driving Offences
  • Threatening
  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • Drug Possession, Trafficking, and Importation
  • Search Warrants and Wiretaps
  • Bail Hearings and Bail Reviews
  • Criminal Appeals

The BTZ Difference

BTZ lawyers distinguish themselves from the pack. When you retain our lawyers, you can expect:

  • Expertise
    Our lawyers have conducted hundreds of trials and appeals before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Several of our lawyers also teach criminal law and advocacy at University of Toronto Law School.
  • Insight
    Our team includes lawyers who are former Crown Attorneys and know how prosecutors think; lawyers who have representated hundreds of police officers and know how the police think; and lawyers who have clerked with Ontario judges and know how judges think.
  • Fearlessness
    We don't take the easy way out; we fight, and fight hard. Many criminal lawyers pride themselves on their ability to negotiate plea deals. For our clients, many of whom are professionals facing the end of their career if convicted, pleading guilty is simply not an option. Our ratio of guilty pleas to trials is exceptionally low: we are trial lawyers, not mere hagglers.
  • Service
    Did you know that the vast majority of complaints clients make to the Law Society about their lawyer stem from poor client service and communication? The reason is simple. Many lawyers, especially criminal lawyers, simply don't have the time or the patience to communicate with their clients. At BTZ we pride ourselves on being available when you need us to answer your tough questions and to guide you through one of the most stressful times in your life.
  • Passion
    For us, criminal defence is not a job. It is a calling. We believe in what we do, and our passion for our work permeates every aspect of our practice.

Before choosing a lawyer, we actually encourage you to meet not just with us, but with our competitors as well. We want you to see the BTZ difference for yourself.

Our Fees

Our pricing is very competitive with other top criminal defence firms and is affordable given the quality of service you can expect from us. Ask us about our flexible payment arrangements and the steps we can take to reduce your costs without ever compromising the quality of your representation.

Retaining Us

You can review the profiles of each of our criminal lawyers by clicking their photos on the right. When you are ready to meet with one of our lawyers for a free, no-pressure consultation, please contact us.