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Criminal charges come with the risk of losing your livelihood and your freedom. At a time like this, you need a top rated and reliable Toronto criminal defence lawyer to represent you. You need someone who is up-to-date with the latest legislation in Canadian criminal law, coupled with a track record of outstanding success in the courtroom. We at Kruse Law offer just that. 

As a criminal law firm that has chosen to restrict its practice to solely defending criminal and DUI cases, our lawyers have garnered valuable experience in these areas, which they will leverage to protect your rights and interests. We defend the following types of criminal charges:

  • DUI/impaired driving/drinking and driving/refusal
  • All Criminal Code driving offences
  • Sexual assault/invitation to sexual touching/sexual interference/sexual exploitation
  • voyeurism/child pornography
  • Assault/assault causing bodily harm/aggravated assault
  • Domestic assault/criminal harassment/mischief
  • Drug offences such as possession and trafficking
  • Theft/fraud and other property crimes
  • Murder
  • Any other type of criminal charge

Dedicated Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyers

Our experienced criminal lawyer team is passionate and relentless in its approach to supporting those facing criminal charges. And while we cannot guarantee the outcome of criminal trials, we are confident enough to say our success speaks for itself.

That is one of the reasons we offer a free consultation. We believe that information and knowledge are power. A client who understands their charges and how to defend themselves against those charges is more confident and at ease.

Free Consultation for Criminal Cases

If you are accused of committing a criminal offence, call Kruse Law Firm or fill out our contact form now to schedule a free consultation. You will have the opportunity to meet with one of our Toronto criminal lawyers, get answers to all your questions and receive some basic guidance regarding your criminal charge. We are here to represent you and fight to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Consult our Criminal Defence FAQs ahead of your meeting our Toronto criminal lawyer to make the most of your consultation.

Criminal Law FAQs

It is not required for a person who is accused of the crime to personally testify for him or herself and no one has the right to force an accused person to testify. An accused has the right to remain silent and force the crown to meet its burden to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. However, there are many factual and legal circumstances when the best chance of the case’s success may be for the accused to actually testify. In many criminal trials, the best strategy is to not call the accused as a reasonable doubt has already been created by the defence lawyer through their skilled cross-examination of the crown witnesses. Every case is different and a competent, fully prepared, and experienced criminal lawyer is in the best position to assist the defendant in making a decision as to whether they should testify. The defendant’s decision to testify is one of the most important strategic decisions that is made at any trial and often the key to winning or losing a case.

The disclosure is a packet of documents that contain things and documents pertinent to an accused person’s case. It may contain the following things:

  • Police notes
  • Statements from witnesses
  • Video statements given by the accused person or the witnesses while inside the police station
  • Transcripts or summaries of calls made to 911

The crown attorney is required to provide full disclosure of all relevant documents and other evidence to the defence. Canadian law requires that a copy of these things and documents is given to the accused person’s lawyer for a review of the case in order to make a full answer and defence. The disclosure is then carefully reviewed by defence counsel to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the accused person’s case.

A court can order a publication ban that limits what media outlets may or may not publish. For example, an accused is entitled to request a publication ban regarding the evidence presented by the Crown at a preliminary hearing. However, publication bans do not generally prevent the media from reporting that you have been charged with a particular type of criminal offence. The media is also allowed to report about the actual evidence at trial of an alleged crime. The only exception at the trial is that a publication ban will prevent the media from publishing the name of the complainant or any evidence that would potentially reveal the complainant’s name.

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