No two cases are identical. A great defence requires a combination of specialized services and a determined lawyer willing to adapt to your needs; we deliver both.
The Right Service for You
We provide a wide range of service options at all levels of court, but the best way to find out if our team is right for your case is to contact us as soon as possible for an open and honest 1-on-1 consultation.
Whether your case has just started or requires action in the Court of Appeal, we provide the best defence possible for each of our unique clients. Your safety and comfort mean a great deal to us, so we do our best to put your mind at ease; we understand what it’s like to be caught up in unfortunate circumstances. Our knowledgeable and seasoned staff can answer your complex legal questions, and put you on the right path towards a concrete and successful case. We are here for you when you need us most.
Allegations involving misconduct via computer, iPhone, or other electronic devices. For many years Ron Ellis Law has been effectively litigating cyber-offences. Many of my colleagues refer these cases to me since they know with my experience in the field that they'll get the defence they deserve.
Preliminary Hearings are held in cases involving Indictable (the most serious) offences. Running an effective and focused preliminary hearing can often be the key to successfully defending your charges: choosing counsel with the ability to identify and execute with precision. Nothing can be more dangerous, costly, and ineffective than a poorly completed and unfocused preliminary hearing.
Many cases resolve prior to the need for a trial. Resolving a case prior to trial is both cost and time effective, and allows clients to have greater confidence in the certainty of the outcome. However, when a negotiated resolution cannot be found you need an experienced and effective trial counsel to advocate on your behalf. I have many years of trial experience at all levels of court: including the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Where events occur at a trial that result in inaccuracies, unfairness, or legally incorrect reasoning that leads to conviction: an appeal can be the only option. Appeals are a complex and vital last step that should be undertaken by none other than the most experienced of counsel. Ron Ellis has a proven system for launching an effective appeal; we can help.
First Time Offenders
Being charged with a criminal offence for the first time is particularly stressful and challenging. There are many special programs and protections offered to first time offenders that most are not aware of. My firm has more First Time Offenders than many; we know how to effectively advocate for you to get you the best possible results in the shortest time possible. Let me put my experience to work for you.
The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) replaces the former Young Offenders Act (YOA): both provide special rules of engagement for young people. Significant protection and special rules are available to assist young offenders. Talk to me and I will help you understand how the YCJA can be effectively used to protect you, or a young person you know.
Some offences allege misconduct on a corporate or employment level while others allege complex ponzi schemes and/or fraud. Not all firms have the resources and experience to properly represent someone charged with these types of offences, but with Ron Ellis you have an entire team at your disposal. With serious allegations you need a serious defence.
Property offences can vary from less serious matters like petty theft to much more serious allegations such as Theft and Fraud over $5,000.00. Often times property crimes have a domestic context. These cases may appear to be very straightforward at the outset but can suddenly twist to become complex and challenging to defend. I can help you and your legal case remain simple and focused: ensuring the best possible outcome.
Careless Driving, Dangerous Driving, Impaired Driving, Operating a Vehicle With a Blood Alcohol Level Over .80: all of these offences are common occurrences. Few of these offences, however, are common fact scenarios. Driving offences can be some of the most complex cases to defend and can lead to some very serious consequences; you need someone with experience in the technicalities associated with an effective defence, and that's what we offer.
U.S. Waivers, Pardons, Records Expungement
Criminal Convictions can have a major impact on your ability to travel or work abroad: particularly in the U.S. To complicate matters, the Canadian Government has made obtaining a pardon increasingly restrictive over the past decade. We can help you determine if you can be pardoned, or we can assist you in obtaining U.S. Waivers allowing you to travel and work in the United States. Talk to us: we can help.