You’ve been charged with a criminal offence. After the initial shock wears away, you have come to the decision that you should hire a lawyer to represent your interests in Court. In almost all cases, I would agree that people who have been charged by the police should retain counsel to defend them against the charges they face. Whether you decide to hire myself or not, a lawyer has the benefit of many years of legal training at law school and in practice. An experienced lawyer will also be familiar with the people who will be involved in determining your fate: the police, the crown attorney, the judge, etc. Knowing how to negotiate with the Police and Crown Attorney, and being able to present a case properly to the Court are the best ways to ensure a positive outcome of your charges. Many people do not want to incur the expense of hiring a lawyer. Sure. This is completely understandable. But with that being said, I always urge my clients to think big picture. Yes you will incur an expense now. But, you can rest assured that you will be defended fully and vigorously in Court. You will be defended by someone with legal training and experience in the Court. You will be defended by someone knowledgeable in the law. Of course you have the right to defend yourself. But most people do not have the experience that criminal lawyers have in defending people before the Court. And while you will save money in not hiring a lawyer, I urge you to think of the potential downside which can last for a lifetime. Aside from spending time in jail, some of the potential consequences include: loss of employment, inability to obtain future employment, loss of driving privileges, increased insurance rates, inability to travel to the USA and other countries, being subject to supervision in the community by a probation officer, having to submit your DNA for the National Databank, or having to register as a sex offender. The ramifications of a criminal conviction are catastrophic, and I urge you to retain an experienced lawyer. If you seek to retain my services for your criminal defence, I will work hard to clear your name. I will bring my knowledge, legal training, experience and passion to the table each and every day. I will work with you to advance the strongest defence available in law. If you are facing criminal charges or are being investigated by the police, exercise your right to counsel and contact Neil Singh at (905) 853-1078 or (416) 607-5414. Click here to contact us via email.
Neil Singh is an experienced criminal lawyer who has a proven track record of successfully defending people charged criminally. With offices conveniently located in Toronto and Newmarket, we are able to assist those charged throughout the GTA.