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

Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman Criminal Lawyers in Toronto is focused on providing expert representation to individuals and corporations charged with criminal offences since 1975.

The criminal defence lawyers of BPS 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 have even been sought out by clients throughout Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, and the surrounding GTA, as well as 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 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.

Our lawyers share a passionate commitment to justice, unrivaled professionalism and an irrepressible desire to succeed on your behalf. We personally appear on behalf of our clients at each and every court appearance, allowing you to focus on your work and family, and not on your pending criminal case. We will provide you with regular and detailed updates on the status of your case and will always make ourselves available to answer your questions. The Toronto criminal lawyers of BPS maintain regular contact with our office throughout their busy court days and can often respond to your calls within hours. It is this unparalleled level of service coupled with our extensive legal experience that distinguishes Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman from other criminal defence law practices.

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What Our Clients Say

  • Edward Prutschi help us to win our case and he gave us very professional service, we are grateful and strongly recommend Mr Edward Prutschi to everyone who needs a professional criminal defence lawyer. thank you sir.

    Fikre Achamyeleh
  • Dear Boris, Thank you for the follow up letter and your invoice. Scott is very happy with the outcome of his charges and we would both like to take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work, expertise and the friendly manner in which you work. Your entire office staff was also excellent to deal with, always there with a quick response and professional manner.

    Bill & Scott
  • Sonya Shikhman is my go-to resource for criminal referrals. She is brilliant in her knowledge and application of criminal legal principles and has a superior understanding of client needs and the most practical avenues to meeting them.

    Maria K
  • Ed is an excellent criminal lawyer. He is very professional, extremely responsive and gets good results for my clients. I never hesitate in referring clients to him. Ed has an intimate understanding of how different areas of law intersect with and affect the criminal proceedings. Ed is also a great resource for other lawyers. He is constantly reporting on new case law, and is very knowledgable about cutting edge areas of law.

    Sharon Shore

Latest News From Our Criminal Lawyers

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Edward Prutschi Discusses Legalities of Latest Toronto News with Jerry Agar

Criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi sat down with Jerry Agar on January 17th, 2019 on NewsTalk1010 to discuss the legality of some current news stories. First up was the most recent court date of Bruce McArthur. McArthur is the infamous accused Toronto serial killer and has...
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Bail Law from our Criminal Lawyers

Understanding the Bail System in Canada

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees a right to a reasonable bail. The Criminal Code states that, in most cases, a person MUST be released on their own recognizance without any conditions. In some “reverse onus” circumstances, the accused has to demonstrate why they...
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Humboldt Bus Crash Sentencing

Criminal Lawyer Edward Prutschi Discusses Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash

Canada was shocked last April when 16 people were killed and 13 others were injured in a major bus crash. The Humboldt Broncos hockey team had been on their way to a playoff game when their bus crashed into a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan. Jaskirat...
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Reckless Driving Charges Dropped for Man with Undiagnosed ADHD

Toronto criminal lawyer Boris Bytensky discussed on NewsTalk1010 a case that deals with driving and ADHD. On Halloween night in 2015, a man ran through a red light, injuring another. He was charged with reckless driving but a judge recently dropped the charges. It was...
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Changes to Impaired Driving charges

New Legislation to Impact Ontario Impaired Driving Law

On December 18th, new legislation will go into effect that will impact impaired driving law. Currently, police officers must have reasonable suspicion before demanding a breathalyzer test. Once the new legislation passes though, police can demand it for no reason. The federal attorney general is...
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Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman Voted Best Toronto Criminal Lawyers

BPS Criminal Law Firm Voted Best Toronto Lawyers in the 2018 NOW Readers’ Choice Award!

Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman Criminal Law Firm is honored to win NOW Magazine’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Toronto Lawyers! Every year, NOW Magazine has their readers vote for the best businesses in a number of categories. This year, over 100,000 readers throughout Toronto cast...
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Boris Bytensky Discusses Defence Lawyer Conduct on NewsTalk1010

Defense lawyers often get hate from citizens for defending criminals, however, they play a crucial role in the legal system. The system only works if both the side gets fair representation. However, Toronto criminal lawyer Boris Byensky discusses a recent case in Ireland that has...
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Edward Prutschi Discusses Ontario’s Pro Bono Centers

Pro Bono is a term used to describe when lawyers donate their time for free to provide legal advice for those that cannot afford lawyers. A pro bono organization in Ontario is currently facing a lack of funds. Lawyers currently fund Pro Bono Ontario, although...
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Toronto Lawyer Drinking Driving 2018

What are the Penalties for Drinking and Driving in 2018?

Today, Canada watched as Marco Muzzo applied for parole. His case shed light on the danger of driving under the influence. Has Canada changed their attitude about DUI’s in the years since Muzzo’s sentencing? Muzzo Case and Parole On February 4th, 2016 Marco Muzzo, having...
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