An Experienced Criminal Law Firm Committed to Protecting Your Innocence
Jeffrey I. Reisman is a criminal defence lawyer helping clients in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area and throughout the province of Ontario. Reisman is an aggressive criminal defence lawyer equipped with the experience and know-how to defend your rights in municipal, provincial and federal courts. Successful outcomes are always the goal of his criminal law firm, achieved through relentless research, creativity and hard work. Jeffrey I. Reisman will instill confidence and alleviate some of the stress you are enduring. He will protect your rights and fight to prevent you from obtaining a criminal record.
Why do I need a lawyer?
An experienced lawyer can prevent you from making expensive mistakes, whether you face a summary or indictable offense. The legal process is complicated, but retaining a lawyer early means you have someone on your side to guide you through this scary and confusing process. A well versed criminal defence attorney will fight for your charges to be dropped, for you to be found not guilty, or for you to receive an alternative punishment instead of prison or jail time.
How Can a Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyer Fight the Charges Against Me?
An experienced lawyer will examine your case in great detail and conduct research to uncover new evidence and potential violations of your Charter Rights. Even when you case seems like a “slam dunk” for the Crown, there could be a loophole or other procedure error that could benefit you.
Toronto criminal defence lawyer Jeff Reisman is not afraid to challenge Provincial and Federal charges in Ontario or question authorities and hold them accountable for your Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Mr. Reisman has a proven record of success and will do his best to help fight the charges against you using various tactics, including but not limited to:
- Arguing and filing against evidence that was obtained in direct violation of your Charter Rights.Law enforcement sometimes obtain evidence in a manner that violates a person’s Charter Rights. When this occurs, the evidence cannot be used against the person and can be eliminated from the case.
- Challenging the validity of consented searches and searches that violate search warrants.The police cannot search a person or premises until they have produced a search warrant or obtain consent. Then they may only search the person or area for which consent was given or detailed in the warrant.
- Challenging law enforcement’s lack of or inappropriate use of probable cause.Probable cause give the police the right to identify an immediate medical emergency, state of duress, or other emergency situation to allow them to enter premises or search a person. The police tend to abuse this power and use it inappropriately.
- Arguing polices use of the Highway Traffic Act to make illegal stops and searches. The Highway Traffic Act empowers the police to enforce traffic laws. However, police officers often use the Act as a means to pursue the investigation of other criminal offences, not directly related to violations of the Highway Traffic Act.
Why is Jeffrey I. Reisman the Lawyer for me?
Jeffrey I. Reisman can answer your questions and address your concerns during your initial consultation. He is always available for questions and will begin your defence from the moment you require him. You will also obtain important information pertaining to your case so you can make informed decisions regarding charges and potential deals.
Jeffrey I. Reisman’s goal is to assess all of the elements involved and suggest the best course of action for you. He will work within the system to lessen the impact these charges may have on your life and your future.
Contact Jeffrey Reisman directly today at 647.351.HELP or 647.351.4357.
FAQs About Criminal Offenses
Is it legal for a police officer to question me but not read me my rights?
Any law enforcement officer can ask you questions without reading you your rights if they are simply gathering information. By law, you have the legal right to decline to answer their questions.
When is it legally required to read me my rights?
Law enforcement officers must read you your rights upon arrest if you are suspected of having committed a criminal offence.
Do I have to go if the police called and requested I come in for questioning or to give a statement?
You can refuse to go, but if the police have probable cause, they could obtain a warrant for your arrest. Before going, it is a good idea to consult with a criminal defence lawyer and have one present during questioning.
Is it better to just take a plea deal or plead guilty to an impaired driving offence?
No it is not better to do either of these. It is understandable you want the matter over as quickly as possible, but there are long-term consequences, even for impaired driving, which could drastically affect your quality of life.
Is it mandatory that I be given a bail hearing after being arrested?
Yes you are entitled to a bail hearing after your arrest. However, there are a few exceptions where the Crown will request bail not be granted, like if you pose a serious risk to the general public.
Do I need to have a criminal defence lawyer present at my bail hearing?
It is always a good idea to have a criminal defence lawyer present at your bail hearing to ensure you are granted bail. Without one, you will not know how to defend against the Crown and could end up having bail denied, even for less serious criminal offences.
I have been contacted by police or the crown, to have a meeting or make a deal, what should I do?
If you have been charged with a crime, police or prosecutors may attempt to discuss your case with you or propose a deal. You may even be asked to provide evidence against other people. Consult your lawyer prior to discussing anything with the police or crown or agreeing to sign any deals. There may be things about your case you are unaware of that could allow you to contest charges or negotiate a better deal.