DUI, Impaired Driving, Over 80 charges, Dangerous Driving
Assault, Sexual Assault, Domestic Assault, Aggravated Assault, Murder
Theft, Shoplifting, Fraud, Mischief
Drugs, Possession, Trafficking, Production
Traffic Ticket, Careless Driving, Stunt Driving, Racing, Speeding Tickets

Ontario Criminal & DUI Lawyers

  • Arrested?
  • Charged with a Criminal Offence?
  • Charged with an Impaired Driving Offence?
  • Charged with Careless Driving, Speeding/Stunt Driving or Traffic Ticket?
Being arrested is a traumatic experience for everyone involved. It helps to have an experienced Criminal Lawyer at your side as soon as possible...

Kruse Law Firm represents individuals and corporations who have been charged with any criminal or provincial offence. Our lawyers have over 70 years of combined criminal trial experience, and we have earned a reputation as one of the top impaired driving law firms in the province.

Our criminal lawyers have extensive experience and expertise in defending all criminal charges including:
  • Assault
  • Domestic Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Criminal Harassment
  • Threatening Charges
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Fraud
  • Shoplifting
  • Fraud
  • Mischief
  • Narcotic and Drug Offences
  • Firearms and Weapons Charges
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Tax Evasion
  • Occupational Health and Safety Offences
  • Environmental Offences

Our lawyers also have a sub-speciality in the area of criminal driving offences, including:
  • Impaired Driving
  • Over 80
  • DUI
  • Dangerous Driving
  • Careless Driving

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I was able to plead to a reduced charge of careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act based on Mike convincing the Crown that they had a weak case.
- GM, Windsor
After being charged with a domestic assault, I wasn’t sure where my life was headed personally or professionally.
- LM, Ontario
Accused, confused and told you're going to lose, I decided to call Kruse.
- NC, Toronto
Anthony helped set my mind at rest with his professional and experienced responses to all my questions and concerns.
- LM, Toronto
Mike is your best option when having to face the criminal justice system.
- Michael Drake, Windsor Lawyer
I firmly believe that I would not have been acquitted if I had not chosen Kruse Law Firm to represent me.
- SS, Mississauga
I was very impressed by the way Kruse Law firm handled my case. Not only did they manage to avoid a criminal record, I did not have to go to jail which was an amazing outcome!
- AM, Toronto
At the end, the Judge believed me over all 3 police officers that testified for the Crown against me despite what I was told by other lawyers. I would strongly recommend Mr. Kruse and his team of lawyers.
- JE, Scarborough
I know that you guys hear that your client's are innocent all the time, but I truly was and I thank you in believing in me.
- GR, Windsor
I was soo grateful and satisfied with the services that KRUSE LAW FIRM provided to me and I would definitely recommend this law firm to anyone.
- AE, Toronto
I was acquitted of all charges! I would recommend Kruse Law Firm to anyone with a criminal charge.
- LP, Kitchener
If you want to win your case, I would highly recommend that you hire Mr. Kruse as I have personally seen first hand that he is the best in the business.
- MZ, Brampton
I was impressed with their professional and caring response to my issue.
- JD, Kitchener

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If you have been charged with a criminal offence your most important goal should be to find a criminal lawyer you trust to represent you; one who can help you achieve the best possible outcome. Before choosing any firm you should listen to this video to arm yourself with the probing questions you should be asking them.

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CBC News Lawyer Michael Kruse discusses victim impact statements which will be heard in advance of convicted murderer Michael Rafferty's sentencing hearing.

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Nov 29, 2016 The presumption of innocence is a fundamental Canadian right. It compels a judge or jury to convict an accused person only if the Crown has proven guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. ‘Beyond reasonable doubt’ requires a certainty that the accused is guilty, based on all the evidence presented, and many criminal cases fail to get a conviction when this requirement is not met.
Nov 24, 2016 In a 2016 trial, Impaired Driving and Over 80 charges were dismissed against the defendant due to reasonable doubt on both charges. The Impaired Driving charge was dismissed when the defendant’s somewhat erratic driving could be explained due to eating while driving, while the Over 80 charge was dismissed as the possibility of bolus drinking raised doubt as to the conclusions in the toxicologist’s report.
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Michael Kruse, Criminal Defence Attorney
Michael A. Kruse, B. Com., LL.B. is a senior criminal defence lawyer with over 21 years of trial experience practicing in the areas of criminal law and impaired driving law. His practice is focused on defending individuals charged with criminal offences and drinking and driving offences. He attended the University of Western Ontario where he received a Bachelor of Law (1987) and he was called to the Ontario Bar as a Lawyer in 1989.

Upon his call to the Bar, he was an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General, in Windsor and Toronto for four years. During his employment as a criminal prosecutor, he gained extensive criminal trial experience including prosecuting 20 jury trials in the Superior Court of Justice and hundreds of trials in the Ontario Court of Justice in all areas of criminal law.

Since entering private practice in 1993, Mr. Kruse has earned the respect of the public, his colleagues and judges throughout the province. He is widely known as a savvy, tactical, hard working and skilled criminal trial lawyer. Mr. Kruse has an outstanding track record of winning criminal and impaired driving trials over the last 21 years.

He is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a member of the Essex County Law Association and the Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association. He has been a lecturer and instructor for the Ontario Bar Admission Course for several years in the area of Criminal law.