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Criminal Lawyers In Toronto

At the Magnusson & Partners, our Toronto criminal defense attorneys understand that a criminal conviction becomes a part of your everyday life going forward. It can affect your personal life, professional prospects, and even your ability to volunteer or obtain certifications and licenses in certain occupations.

Facing criminal charges in Toronto County can lead to severe stress and anxiety, as the unknown consequences loom with each court date. We understand. That’s why our experienced criminal defense attorneys work tirelessly to provide a positive and straightforward approach to countering the charges the Toronto District Attorney’s Office is prepared to wage against you. Our experience and commitment to protecting the rights of our citizens come first, and you deserve to have focused representation that is pursuing your best interests.

Magnusson & Partners Criminal Defense Lawyer Practice Areas In Toronto

When it comes to criminal law, minor and major offenses alike require an experienced defense attorney by your side to ensure your rights are protected during each step of the process — from probable cause to the arrest and the formal charges to the courtroom.

At the Magnusson & Partners, our accomplished Toronto criminal defense lawyers represent clients who are facing the following difficult charges:

  • Drunk driving charges
  • Marijuana charges and other drug offenses
  • Property crimes, such as burglary or shoplifting
  • Illegal use of a weapon and other gun charges
  • Minor criminal offenses and misdemeanor crimes
  • Various felony criminal offenses
  • Charges related to federal-level cases
  • Prostitution and solicitation offenses
  • Probation issues and clearing of criminal records
  • Relief and support after conviction

Each case we represent has its very own challenges, and while our clients may believe they are insurmountable, our dedicated Toronto criminal defense lawyers will provide an exceptional and strategic representation that is designed uniquely to counter those charges, and deliver the best outcome available.

Contact Our Skilled Criminal Defense Law Firm In Toronto Today

If you have been arrested, investigated, or charged with a crime, contact our skilled Toronto criminal defense lawyers today by calling (310) 853-8138 or by completing our online contact form to learn how we can design the best defense available for your unique case.

What Defines The Severity of My Criminal Case?

Our Toronto defensive lawyers at the Magnusson & Partners know that each of our client’s circumstances is unique. Even if you have been charged with the same crime as someone you know, the details will be completely distinct and require legal representation that covers each element of your arrest with a personalized approach.

The different components of your case can include but are not limited to your:

  • Criminal history
  • Arrest location
  • Courtroom jurisdiction
  • Type of crime, including whether it is a misdemeanor or felony
  • Circumstances during the time the crime took place

There are many elements of criminal charges that will determine the accomplished strategy that we design for your defense. The most important element we consider is you. Your history, your personal needs, and your future require an experienced attorney to produce results, and we pride ourselves in delivering legal solutions for each of our clients.

What Are Some Effects of Having a Criminal Record?

Having a criminal record often has negative effects on the person who has been convicted. There are many life-changing aspects that can result from your conviction, which is why our Toronto criminal defense lawyers work so hard to provide the best outcome available.

Negative components of having a criminal record can affect:

  • Future Criminal Cases: If you are convicted of a crime, and are later arrested for something unrelated, the penalties and sentencing can become more severe with each additional charge.
  • Licenses and Other Privileges: Whether it is a driver’s license, professional certification, or the ability to own a firearm, each of these privileges can be stripped from someone who has been convicted of a crime.
  • Employment: When employers require prospective employees to undergo a criminal background check before they are hired, the convictions that appear on your record will appear during their search, making it difficult to find employment.
  • Child Custody: A criminal record may interfere with child custody rights, especially if those charges stemmed from domestic abuse or violent acts.
    Immigration Status: Criminal records may keep a foreign national from obtaining a change in their immigration status or becoming a naturalized citizen in the United States.

How Will The Magnusson & Partners Protect My Rights?

A criminal arrest of any type can be a traumatic experience. Whether it is your first brush with the law, part of an ongoing investigation, or a separate charge from a previous arrest, our criminal defense attorneys in Toronto will ensure each of your rights are protected from the moment we take your case.

From the time you obtain our affordable legal services, we will:

  • Review the details of your criminal case to counter the charges against you
  • Communicate directly with the prosecutor’s office, so you will never have to make a statement directly without our advisement, or say anything that incriminates you
  • Create the appropriate motions to have evidence dismissed, when possible
  • Design solutions that allow your changes to be reduced, dropped, or dismissed

It is important to understand no defense attorney can promise that your case will be dismissed. However, it is up to our criminal law firm to use our accomplished experience to create the best outcome available for your unique case.

Can I Have My Criminal Record Sealed or Expunged?

If you are convicted of a crime, whether under our representation or before our paths have crossed, it is often possible to have previous criminal charges expunged from your record.

Depending on the severity of the charges, and how much time has passed since the sentence was completed, we may be able to design a formal application that requests your criminal record be sealed or erased.

This is important because once an expungement takes place, public records may no longer reveal your conviction, which means employers or licensing agencies will no longer see these past legal issues.