Criminal Law

Our Approach

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At the Craniotis Law Office, we understand that when an individual is charged with a criminal or drug-related offence, that person is potentially facing life-altering short-term and long-term consequences.  Some of these consequences include; but are not limited to, being removed and prohibited from returning to your place of residence, prohibited from driving a motor vehicle, denied access to the United States and/or other countries, payment of significant fines, loss of employment, deportation, criminal record, registration on the Sex Offender Registry, expulsion from school, and incarceration.

 

Given the seriousness of these potential life-altering consequences, we have developed a three-part approach to attempt to minimize and/or eliminate these consequences.  This approach consists of Communication, Preparation, and Results (hereafter “CPR Approach”).  The purpose of the CPR Approach is to try to return the accused person to the same position, or a better position than he or she was in prior to being charged.

Communication between a lawyer client

Communication

Communication between a lawyer and his client is instrumental in preparing a full answer and defence to a criminal or drug-related charge.  Peter often visits local detention centres (Maplehurst Correctional Complex and Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre) to meet with in-custody clients in order to prepare for their trials.  He also accepts collect calls to facilitate communication with an incarcerated individual.  Out-of-custody clients benefit from communicating directly with Peter by phone or email, and in-person at our office.  All criminal matters are handled exclusively by Peter.  Your matter will not be delegated to an associate or anyone else.

Legal Preparation

Preparation

Preparation can have a significant impact on the outcome of your criminal and/or drug-related matter.  Vigorous preparation is required in order to present a full answer and defence or to make submissions on behalf of a client.  Peter will not guarantee or promise specific outcomes, as to do so would be highly irresponsible and unethical.  That being said, Peter can ensure that he will personally work diligently and relentlessly in preparing for a client’s matter by knowing all of the facts of the case and the relevant laws that apply to it.

Positive Legal Results

Results

Results should ultimately be assessed on a case-by-case basis as every criminal case is different from the next one.  Success in one case might consist of a guilty plea to a lesser and included charge (e.g. guilty plea to assault instead of assault causing bodily harm); whereas in a separate case, an acquittal may be the only result that is deemed a success.  Instead of speaking in hypotheticals, contact our office today to schedule your free and confidential initial consultation with our criminal defence lawyer.  Ask for Peter.

Criminal Charges

Our office represents individuals charged with any criminal offence under the Criminal Code or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  Such offences include; offences against person (assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault), property related offences (theft under and over $5,000, break & enter), fraudulent transactions (fraud under and over $5,000), sexual offences (sexual assault, making/distributing/possessing/accessing child pornography, sexual interference, sexual exploitation, invitation to sexual touching), offences relating to currency (counterfeit currency, proceeds of crime), driving-related offences (impaired driving, “over 80”), and all drug-related offences (possession, importing/exporting, possession for the purpose of trafficking). 

 

As a criminal defence lawyer, Peter has represented numerous individuals in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice with respect to all of the above-referenced criminal charges as well as other charges.  Our practice is not only limited to adult accused persons, we also represent young persons (12-17 years old) charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

 

The centralized location of the Craniotis Law Office allows us to represent accused persons in various jurisdictions, including the Regional Municipality of Halton (Oakville, Burlington, Milton), Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon), Hamilton and surrounding areas (Niagara, St. Catharines, Cayuga, Brantford), York Region (Newmarket, Vaughan) and all of Toronto.

 

If you or someone that you know has been charged with a criminal or drug-related offence, we strongly recommend that you contact our office for a free and confidential initial consultation with our criminal defence lawyer.  Ask for Peter.

 

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Criminal Process

At Craniotis Law Office, we handle your case with the utmost discretion. Our team is dedicated to finding the best possible outcome for you.

The Craniotis Law Office represents individuals involved in all stages of the criminal process, including meeting with the police, bail hearings, bail variations, bail reviews, Crown pre-trials, judicial pre-trials, preliminary hearings, pre-trial motions, trial with judge alone or with judge and jury, and/or sentencing (if applicable).

Although it is not required, it is always preferable to retain a criminal defence lawyer to assist you with any and all stages of the criminal process. 

If you or someone that you know has been charged with a criminal or drug-related offence, we strongly recommend that you contact our office for a free and confidential initial consultation with our criminal defence lawyer.  Ask for Peter.

Criminal Charges

Our office primarily represents individuals charged with any criminal offence under the Criminal Code or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Such offences include:

Offences Against Person

Offences Against Person

Assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault

Property Related Offences

Property Related Offences

Theft under and over $5,000,
break & enter

Fraudulent Transactions

Fraudulent Transactions

Fraud under and over $5,000

Offences Relating to Currency

Offences Relating to Currency

Counterfeit currency,
proceeds of crime

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Driving-related Offences

Impaired driving - “over 80”

possession for the purpose of trafficking

Drug-related Offences

Possession, importing/exporting, possession for the purpose of trafficking

Sexual Offences

Sexual Offences

Sexual assault, making/distributing/possessing/accessing child pornography, sexual interference, sexual exploitation, invitation to sexual touching

Young Offenders

Young Offenders

young persons (12-17 years old) charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Dedicated to the Best Outcome for Your Situation.

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