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Every person charged with a crime is entitled to a competent legal defence. While every defendant is “innocent until proven guilty,” those accused of crimes face a stressful ordeal filled with confusing court proceedings, difficult decisions, damage to their reputations, and anxiety about the future. The good news is that you don’t have to face this process alone. If you have been charged with a crime or are under police investigation, secure the services of a qualified criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible. You need an ally in your corner who has your best interests at heart, a defender who can stand between you and a Crown prosecution, and an advocate who can protect your rights.

Criminal cases in Ontario may range from minor summary conviction offences to major indictable offences, with penalties running the gamut from small fines to extended prison sentences. This is why anyone charged with a crime should retain qualified, competent legal counsel, and they should do so as soon as possible. Mitch Engel is prepared to apply all of his experience and expertise to secure the best possible disposition of each client’s case.

Criminal law is a complex field, and even a seemingly straightforward case can pose difficult questions about recent changes and developments in provincial and federal legislation; complicated issues involving evidence, police conduct, and defendants’ rights; and bewildering rules of procedure. Most people need the help of a criminal lawyer to ensure that they have the best available defence to the charges. Having a criminal lawyer on your side means that you can get advice from a seasoned professional who is familiar with all aspects of Canadian law, and who can work to present the strongest possible defence on your behalf when your day in court arrives.

In fact, it is advisable to obtain legal counsel even before charges have been brought against you if possible. If you believe that you are under investigation or if the police have asked to talk to you, a lawyer can help you protect your rights during interrogations and other interactions with law enforcement.

If charges have already been filed, seek the advice of a good criminal defence lawyer immediately; your lawyer can begin looking at every aspect of your case, from the evidence against you to the circumstances of your arrest, to determine the best course of action going forward. In some cases, your lawyer may be able to get the charges dropped if the evidence against you was obtained through improper means. In other cases, especially if this is your first brush with the law, your lawyer may be able to negotiate with prosecutors to have the charges reduced or dismissed altogether. If your case progresses to trial, then your lawyer can be your voice and your advocate in court.

Since 1996, the law firm of Mitch Engel, Barrister & Solicitor has been providing clients throughout the Oshawa, Brampton, and Mississauga areas with top-level criminal defence services. Mitch Engel devotes his practice solely to criminal defence cases, and handles every matter with passion and professionalism. He has earned a strong reputation in the Ontario legal community, including among Crown prosecutors and judges, as a skilled negotiator, a formidable legal practitioner, and a fierce advocate for his clients. Mitch Engel is one of the most respected and sought-after criminal defence lawyers in the province, and he looks forward to applying his expertise to your case. Call today to get the legal advice you need to reclaim your life.