BSB CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAW FIRM TORONTO

Criminal Lawyers With Over 50+ Years of Experience Between Our Partners

WHY CHOOSE CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAW FIRM?

Bytensky Shikhman Criminal Lawyers is a boutique law firm focusing on providing expert representation to individuals and corporations charged with criminal offences.

The criminal lawyers of BSB possess a wealth of experience in the criminal justice system conducting trials and appeals at every level of court in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada. Our criminal lawyers in Toronto have even been sought out by clients outside of Ontario to represent them on cases of particular complexity or importance in other Provinces.

Our criminal law firm includes adults, youths, corporations and victims caught up in the criminal justice system. We also represent clients at sentencing hearings and appeals, on regulatory and provincial offences, and at academic and occupational tribunals. We provide expert support and assistance to lawyers in other fields (such as commercial law, immigration law or family law) when their matters cross over into the criminal realm.

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    OUR CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYERS

    BORIS BYTENSKY LL.B

    Partner at Bytensky Shikhman Criminal Law Firm
    416-365-2184
    Bytensky@CrimLawCanada.com

    Boris Bytensky received his LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School and proceeded to summer, article and associate at a prestigious Bay Street firm before starting his private practice.

    SONYA SHIKHMAN LL.B

    Partner at Bytensky Shikhman Criminal Law Firm
    416-365-1226
    Shikhman@CrimLawCanada.com

    Sonya Shikhman holds an Hon B.A. in both History and Law & Society from York University and received her LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

    BRITTANY SMITH J.D.

    Associate at Bytensky Shikhman Criminal Law Firm
    416-365-3151
    Smith@CrimLawCanada.com

    Brittany Smith graduated from the University of Guelph in 2013 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Public Policy.

    FEATURED IN THE MEDIA

    The partners and lawyers at Bytensky Shikhman Barristers are regularly called upon by the media to provide commentary and legal opinion. Mr. Bytensky and Ms. Shikhman are the official legal analysts for CTV News and Newstalk 1010.

    OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM

    In our Justice System a person can be charged pursuant to any offence in the Criminal Code of Canada. The Criminal Code provides definitions of the types of conduct that constitutes a criminal offence. It also sets out the range of punishment that may be imposed for an offence if found guilty. In addition, the Criminal Code sets out the specific procedures to be followed by the prosecution and the permissible Orders that can be made by a Judge. 

    The Canadian Justice system is based around British “common law” traditions. However, it is a combination of both common law and civil law. The common law portion means that the laws are not written down in statute, but rather exist through legal precedents – referred to as case law.

    Toronto criminal law blog

    Below are notable cases of 2019 and 2020 that inform the Canadian legal landscape.

    R. v. Jarvis 2019 SCC 10

    https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/17515/index.do

    What is voyeurism?

    In R. v. Jarvis, the Supreme Court of Canada dealt with the offence voyeurism under section 162(1) of the Canadian Criminal Code.

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    R. v. Le 2019 SCC 34

    https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/17804/index.do

    R. v. Le: What are you rights when it comes to interaction with the police?

    The Canadian Charter of rights and Freedoms guarantees protection from arbitrary detention and unreasonable search and seizure.

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    R. v. K.J.M. 2019 SCC 55

    https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/18035/index.do

    What is an 11(b) defence?

    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is meant to guarantee that the person’s criminal charges are dealt with expeditiously thus limiting the time that the person’s liberty is interfered with through bail conditions etc.

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    R. v. K.G.K 2020 SCC 7

    https://decisions.scc-csc.ca/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/18217/index.do

    What is an 11(b) defence?

    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is meant to guarantee that the person’s criminal charges are dealt with expeditiously thus limiting the time that the person’s liberty is interfered with through bail conditions etc.

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    R. v. Ahmad 2020 SCC 11

    https://decisions.scc-csc.ca/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/18383/index.do

    What is a defence of entrapment?

    The Supreme Court of Canada, in a case called R. v. Mack https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/391/index.do settled the law of entrapment in Canada.

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