I practice in the area of criminal defence law and am a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada. I have appeared at various levels of court including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and, The Court of Appeal for Ontario. My work has included representing clients at bail hearings, “judge alone” trials, jury trials, appeals, and applications for special remedies. The range of criminal charges I defend include but are not limited to assault, sexual assault, robbery, drug offences, weapons offences, firearms offences, arson, theft, fraud, break & enter, drinking and driving offences, attempted murder, murder, securities offences, tax evasion, regulatory offences, Internet and Intranet crimes, computer crimes, offences under the Environmental Protection Act, professional disciplinary offences, embezzlement, corporate crimes, and conspiracy offences.
As a lawyer who has made a career of vigorously defending clients against state action, I also regularly represent clients – mainly organizations such as money service businesses (MSBs) – who are subject to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and find themselves being investigated by the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC).