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136 McKellar Street North
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 3Z1

Criminal Law

A criminal conviction can result in profound and long-lasting negative consequences in a person’s life. From penalties ranging from monetary fines to imprisonment, the consequences can be physically, psychologically and financially devastating. This is part of the reason why it is important you retain a criminal defence lawyer at the earliest possible opportunity when you are charged with a crime.

We defend people charged with virtually any type of criminal office, including the following:

  • All types of Assault
  • Break and Enter
  • Dangerous Driving
  • Impaired Driving and “Over 80”
  • Drug offences
  • Firearms and other Weapons Offences
  • Property Offences (such as Mischief and Theft)

In addition to offences under the Criminal Code, our lawyers defend clients charged pursuant to Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act, and Provincial Offences Act.

How we can help

We can help our clients navigate through all stages of criminal proceedings, such as bail hearings, trials, pleas, sentencings, and so forth.  It is important you retain a criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible when charged with a crime.  Our office can be reached by telephone at either 807-623-3000 or toll-free at 1-877-266-6646.

Our Approach

At Courtis, Desmoulin Law Office we take a straightforward, client-centered approach to criminal defence.  We also place a strong emphasis on client communication.  We strive to provide you with straightforward advice, to educate you about the process and to involve you in all important strategic decisions in your case.  Above all, our goal is to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients whether that be by way of plea and sentencing or seeking to have our clients acquitted at trial.

What will it cost

The total cost of legal representation in a criminal matter can vary greatly depending on the nature of the charge, the complexity of the case and the time it will take to bring a matter to its conclusion. Our criminal defence lawyers accept Legal Aid Ontario certificates. To determine whether you are eligible for legal aid, you should consult the Legal Aid Ontario website. Our lawyers also accept Legal Aid certificates issued by Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services. To contact Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services to determine if you are eligible for a certificate, please click here for their contact information.

If you have been charged with a crime, it is critical that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to call Courtis, Desmoulin Law Office toll-free at 1-877-266-6646 or 807-623-3000.

Where we work

Our firm has a history of serving clients not only in Thunder Bay, but throughout Northwestern Ontario. Our criminal lawyers routinely travel to attend court and meet with clients in communities across the region, including fly-in First Nations communities. For more information about service in your location, please call Courtis, Desmoulin Law Office toll free at 1-877-266-6646 or 807-623-3000.

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