A criminal charge can change your life. Convictions carry harsh penalties, including jail terms, and a criminal record can have long-term effects on your personal life, your reputation, and your career. That is why you need an ally with your best interests at heart—a professional who knows the law and how it applies to your case, an advisor who can answer your questions, and an advocate who can represent you in court.

Tell Us Your Side—We’ll Handle It

Kruse Law Firm is widely recognized for our experience in Ontario criminal and DUI law. Our team of top criminal & DUI lawyers includes three former Crown Prosecutors with over 50 years of combined criminal trial experience, and we have successfully defended thousands of clients facing the full spectrum of Criminal Code charges.

Since 1993, Kruse Law Firm has been representing clients in all kinds of criminal defence matters, including property crimes (from shoplifting and mischief to fraud), drug charges (including possession, trafficking, and production), and DUI charges. We also handle cases involving violent crimes (such as sexual assault, domestic assault, aggravated assault, and murder) and have represented both individuals and corporations who are facing criminal investigation or prosecution.

If you need expertise, knowledge, and skill to successfully handle complex criminal cases, you need the lawyers at Kruse Law Firm. Our motto is “Tell us your side – we’ll handle it.” The goal is for every client to get the answers they need as soon as possible and feel confident that their case is in the best possible hands.

How We Can Help

Kruse Law Firm stands ready to provide the counsel and representation you need. To prepare for your trial, we devote hours of research, analysis, and investigation to make sure that we can present the best possible defence on your behalf. At trial, we will protect your rights and your reputation, and at every stage of your case, we will provide the advice and guidance you need to get through this difficult experience.

Many criminal cases can be successfully won at trial, especially when the defendant has the benefit of strong legal representation. You do not need to plead guilty and hope for the best, and you do not need to face this ordeal alone. Enlist the help of a lawyer who understands the law and can help you seek the best possible outcome for your case.

About Michael Kruse

Michael Kruse is a criminal defence lawyer with more than 27 years of criminal trial experience in Ontario. In 1993, he founded Kruse Law Firm, and he has dedicated his career to advising and defending those who find themselves facing criminal charges since then.

Mr. Kruse earned a degree in business from Queens University in 1984 and went on to earn a bachelor of law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1987. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989. For the first four years of his practice, Mr. Kruse served as an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Windsor and Toronto, Ontario. During this time, he gained invaluable experience in virtually every area of criminal law. Michael prosecuted approximately two dozen jury trials in the Superior Court of Justice and hundreds of trials in the Ontario Court of Justice.

In 1993, Michael Kruse entered private practice, where he began to apply his extensive knowledge of criminal law in order to defend clients accused of all types of criminal activity. Now, over two decades later, he has developed a reputation as a knowledgeable professional, a skilled tactician, and a passionate defender of his clients’ rights. He has established an impressive track record of success and is willing to tackle the most complex and challenging criminal cases. Michael is particularly known for his expertise in handling sexual assault and domestic assault cases, and Kruse Law Firm reflects that with a long record of success.

Kruse Law Firm’s philosophy is simple: “Tell us your side—we’ll handle it.” Michael Kruse believes that every client needs and deserves not only sound legal analysis and excellent representation but also support and guidance from a trusted advisor who cares.

Michael Kruse is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association. He has served for several years as a lecturer and instructor with the Ontario Bar Admission Course.

Don’t Wait—Call Us Today for a Free Consultation

With offices in Toronto, Kitchener, London, and Windsor, we are available to criminal clients across Western Ontario. If you have been accused of impaired driving, sexual assault, domestic assault, theft, or drug charges, we can help you get the best possible resolution to your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.