*Our initial consultation is Free. You will have an opportunity to meet with me, discuss your case and have your questions answered. I will also explain the court process and what you can expect throughout. During and after our meeting I hope you will reflect upon our discussion and make a personal judgement on my Philosophy and Beliefs. If you feel confident that I am the "right" lawyer to resolve your legal problem then our Solicitor-Client relationship will continue.
*Every case is different and unique; legal costs will depend on a variety of factors, some of which are: the nature of the charges, the complexity of the case, and the objective the client seeks to achieve.
*Like many other seasoned Criminal Defence Lawyers, I bill my fees on an hourly basis. My fee structure is reasonable and competitive given my years of experience and expertise. I pride myself on being fair and responsible when billing my clients. I provide you with a premium service; however, at the same time I remain cost conscious throughout the entire process.
*Once the complete Disclosure material from the Crown Prosecutor is made available to me, I will meticulously review it. We will then meet and review the Disclosure together. We will have an opportunity to discuss and evaluate the strength and weaknesses in the Crown's case. I will provide you with an honest assessment of the Disclosure evidence, I will advise you on the Law, and then with all of our possible Defences in mind, I will provide you with my comprehensive Strategic Defence Plan for your consideration. My Strategic Defence Plan usually incorporates several options for resolving your charges. Depending on the option chosen from the Strategic Defence Plan, I will then be in a much better position to provide an estimate for legal fees to the various legal proceedings or the stages of the court process.
*In many cases, I will assist in making fees affordable by including payment plans. On some occasions, depending on the individual and the nature of the charges, I will accept payment from Legal Aid through the Ontario Legal Aid certificate program.