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Bytensky Shikhman Criminal Lawyers has been serving Toronto clients since 1993 and has over three decades of criminal law experience between our partners. Our team of criminal defence lawyers brings all their experience to the Mississauga criminal justice system. We have successfully handled appeals and trials at every court level in the region as well as Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Our criminal lawyers are respected by all participants of the criminal justice system, specifically Crown counsel and Judges. We have a reputation for being stellar advocates, a reputation that assists us in always securing the best results for our clients.
We are sought out by clients in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Mississauga, Brampton, Newmarket and Toronto. Our expertise goes beyond the GTA. Our team also frequently represents clients on complex cases located outside of the Mississauga region and provides legal assistance to individuals beyond Ontario.
BSB Criminal Law Firm aids adults, young people and, at times, corporations who find themselves entangled in the criminal justice system. In addition, we represent clients at occupational and academic tribunals. Our expertise is also sought out by lawyers in other fields of law, who come to us for insights and advice on matters that also encompass the criminal realm, including immigration law, family law, and commercial law.
Our team of criminal lawyers in Mississauga is passionately committed to seeking justice and are committed to obtaining the best results for each client. Our counsel and students attend all procedural appearances on behalf of our clients allowing them to carry on with their daily lives uninterrupted avoiding a constant reminder and worry about the pending case.
Bytensky Shikhman Barristers values your peace of mind. We will keep you regularly updated on the status of your case and make it a point to be available to answer all your questions about the progress.
BSB’s Mississauga criminal lawyers also stay in touch with our headquarters throughout the busy court days and commit to replying to your calls within a few hours. This is what distinguishes Bytensky Shikhman from the other criminal defence law firms in the GTA and Canada. We take pride in our personalized service because we understand how important your case is to you and how crucial it is to succeed in this challenge.
We aren’t just well sought-after experts in and outside of the Court halls. Our lawyers and partners are also the go-to resource speakers in any matter that involves legal opinion and commentary on the media. Lawyers Shikhman and Bytensky are frequently seen at Newstalk 1010 and CTV News as the shows’ official legal analysts.
A successful criminal defence requires very detailed preparation and highly intimate knowledge of the facts of each case. Our Mississauga lawyers, and all our team across Toronto, spend a significant amount of time preparing applications and strategies for each case. A criminal case, however, starts with an arrest and a release. It is important to ensure that an accused person obtains bail on the most optimal conditions possible.
BSB has developed a practice of vigorous litigation in bail court and reviews of bail decisions where necessary. We understand that bad things happen to good people, and we are here to support you, understand you, and defend you.
Our team of Mississauga criminal defence lawyers has decades of experience almost exclusively in the practice of criminal law, conducting matters of various complexities in all levels of Court. Provincial Court Trials, Superior Court Trials before a Judge, Superior Court Trials before a Judge and Jury, Summary Conviction Appeals and Appeals to the Ontario Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Canada are all part of our daily practice. We are litigation lawyers, and our experience comes from our legal knowledge and many years of regular attendance in Court.
Bytensky Shikhman criminal lawyers are often approached by other lawyers who feel that their own clients have been unfairly convicted at the trial level. If you need help appealing a criminal court decision, whether in Mississauga or any part of Toronto or are addressing an appeal filed by the Crown, get in touch with our experienced appeal lawyers immediately to discuss the best strategy.
Our criminal lawyers have successfully argued thousands of bail hearings in Mississauga, ensuring our clients can go on with their lives and jobs while waiting the many months that often pass before a trial. Our success at bail hearings is unsurpassed and includes hard-fought victories in both first- and second-degree murder charges.
Rights to a bail hearing is a right that takes place immediately. We fight vigorously to ensure that you get a timely bail hearing. Our partner Sonya Shikhman recently secured a stay of proceedings of serious charges on the basis of bail delay. Click here
We can assist in defending you in criminal cases related to trafficking, possession for the purpose trafficking, possession, importation, production, and conspiracy. We have a proven track record of succeeding at every drug prosecution level, with cases ranging from minor marijuana charges to expansive cross-border trafficking and drug production conspiracies.
Domestic assault is a highly sensitive criminal charge that is awful and traumatic for everyone involved, and the stress is even magnified because the other party is either your spouse or a person you have been and may still wish to be in an intimate relationship with. We can help connect your spouse to another lawyer and provide advice on the best options available, as well as refer you to reputable rehabilitation and counselling programs to help ease the case into withdrawal. In the event that settlement is not on the table, our lawyers who specialize in domestic assault are skilled and prepared to scrupulously defend your case.
Criminal cases related to impaired driving are among the most common yet complicated offences in Mississauga and entire Canada. We have highly skilled and experienced DUI lawyers on our team to provide you with legal assistance and sound advice on your best courses of action.
If you or your vehicle have been involved in a car accident and failed to remain at the scene, you must contact us immediately. We can provide you with critical advice that could lower your criminal and civil liability while arranging appropriate ways to notify the police of the accident.
Our law firm has developed a niche area specializing in assisting those individuals who view the cost of professional legal counsel as a small price to pay for peace of mind. We can handle theft and shoplifting cases to not have to go on your record as much as possible.
Bytensky Shikhman criminal law firm has the resources to review and prepare for a complex fraud case meticulously. Many of our legal counsels are experienced in handling blue-chip Bay Street firms, making us the perfect choice when facing criminal fraud charges of this nature. We can read and understand contracts, balance sheets, financial statements, and other corporate documentation forms.
Our criminal lawyers have defended all types of sexual assault cases, including aggravated assault with physical injury allegations and assault with a weapon. Bytensky Shikhman lawyers in Mississauga understand what’s at stake and will defend your rights with professionalism and passion, regardless of the magnitude or the level of complexity.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions asked during initial consultations with clients. If you need more information about your Mississauga case or any other location in Canada, please get in touch with us directly.
Bail is a written permission issued by the Court that allows a person charged with a crime to remain out of jail while awaiting trial or some other result of their case (ex. withdrawal of charges or a guilty plea).
As per the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, you have certain rights, including the right to remain silent (except when giving your name, birth date, and residential address to the police), the right to have consult a lawyer of your choice or obtain legal advice from duty counsel- a free lawyer provided to you by the government. It is essential to know these rights when the police arrest you, and you must contact a lawyer right away.
Take a look at your Release Documents which is usually labelled “Promise to Appear” plus an “Undertaking,” and the details will be there. If you were involved in a less severe case, then the document might be labelled “Appearance Notice.” There will be two dates listed: your first Court appearance and the date you will provide fingerprints to the police. Failure to attend either or both can result in additional charges.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects you in this circumstance. If the police schedule to meet with you and it feels they are investigating you for a crime, call a lawyer right away. If you have already met up with the police and find yourself detained or arrested, declare that you want to speak to a lawyer immediately. We can still help you even if you have already talked to the police.
Bytensky Shikman Criminal Law Firm is dedicated to helping you succeed and win at the most challenging moments of your life. Our team of criminal lawyers will deal with your case head-on and hands-on so that you can return to the life that you cherish as soon as possible. We are adamant about helping you reach the most favourable outcome from your criminal case. That said, if you need help, please do not hesitate to contact us now for a consultation.
Ontario Court of Justice – Provincial Offences Office
950 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Do not hesitate to contact our Mississauga criminal lawyers today to empower yourself with an experienced legal defence team. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and our past clients know that we work on their behalf, give us a call to see what a Criminal lawyer can help get you the best-case ruling in your case.